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O J Simpson?s book still up for release

india Updated: Jan 01, 2007 18:05 IST

The long awaited book of O J Simpson, If I Did It, may hit the bookstores towards the end of 2007.

A report published in Time magazine says that the controversial book can be published around next Christmas.

The book, probably the biggest publishing fiasco of 2006, was scheduled to be released in mid-November last year, but had to be killed by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. following widespread public outrage.

Some 400,000 copies of the book were printed, and are still waiting to be out of warehouses.

A source close to Simpson told the magazine, that the disgraced gridiron star would get the rights to his story back in 12 months, and be able to resell it toward the end of 2007.

The source also said that several European publishers were willing to print the book in their respective territories, reports the New York Daily News.

Meanwhile, Fred Goldman, the father of murder victim Ron Goldman, has filed a lawsuit against News Corp. for $800,000 he claims it paid to Simpson, and is demanding the legal rights to the book.