Macedonian Press Agency - April 3, 2001
Pirated Copies of Archbishop Spyridon's Biography
The illegal printing and circulation of the authorized biography
of Spyridon, former Archbishop of America, are acquiring scandalous proportions
in the Greek American community, according to TGANews Website.
The book entitled "I Monaxia Enos Asymvivastou" (The Lonely Path
of Integrity) by Justine Frangouli has been published by the well known Greek
publishing house "Exandas" in December 2000,
Purchasers of the book, first in sales among Greek publications in the US,
have alleged that thousands of pirated copies are being sold in various US
cities, mainly by bookseller and publisher Sam Chekwas, the owner of a bookstore
in Astoria, New York.
Many US purchasers who fell victim to these pirated copies have made reports
to Exandas Publishers. Such reports urged Exandas publisher Magda Kotzia to
make an official denouncement of this fact to the Pan-Hellenic Federation
of Publishers-Booksellers, the Association of Athenian Publishers-Booksellers,
the Organization of Collegial Administration of Works of Word (OSDEL), the
Publishers' Association of Scientific Books, the Publishers' Association
of Books and the Book's National Center.
[Translated from Greek]