Madrid, Spain, Jan 3, 2012 / 12:04 pm
A Spanish publisher says that protests demanding the self-help book “How to Understand and Be Cured of Homosexuality” be taken off the shelves have actually led to an increase in sales.
Alex Rosal of the Madrid-based publishing house Libros Libres said his company has received “an avalanche of orders” for the book written by American psychotherapist Richard Cohen.
Rosal called protests pushing for the book's removal an attack on freedom of expression, noting that gay and lesbian groups leading the charge have actually boosted interest in the work.
Libros Libres “has been overwhelmed with orders from book stores and customers and has begun working on a new edition in order to meet the demand,” he said.