"I believe I made a grave error in judgment in wanting to represent this story."
That's what Sharlene
In an email to The Times, Martin wrote, "I decided to rescind my offer of representation after watching Juror B37 on
[Updated, 12:44 p.m. PDT July 16: Martin later wrote: "The decision to rescind the representation offer from Martin Literary Management was made prior to [a petition by Moveon.org seeking to stop Zimmerman case jurors from profiting from their involvement] was activated. Although I fully appreciate the sentiments of those who took the time to sign and write me of their concerns, I had already reached the conclusion that this was a book that should not be written by this Juror."]
Martin has represented sensational clients before, including Mary Jo Buttafuoco, who was shot by the woman having an affair with her husband, and Raffaele Sollecito, who was arrested with
One of her more controversial books may have been the second release of "If I Did It" by
In a 2008 essay in Publishers Weekly, Martin wrote, "As a literary agent, I’m guilty of my share of misfires in the dicey pursuit of publishing books that follow up on juicy current events." But overall, she went on to explain, "any 'headline' is worth chasing if its message is universal and it has a timeless quality. ... Oops -- you must excuse me. I think I hear sirens. ..."