Kate and Gerry McCann have put back publication of their book about
their daughter Madeleine's disappearance to avoid clashing with the
The couple's account of how the little girl vanished on a family holiday
to Portugal in 2007 was due to hit the shops on April 28 2011, just
before the fourth anniversary of her disappearance.
But publishers Transworld postponed the release date by a fortnight
after it was announced that Prince William would marry Kate Middleton in
Westminster Abbey in London on April 29.
Kate and Gerry McCann have moved the publication of their
book about their missing daughter Madeleine from April 28
2011 so as not to clash with the wedding of Prince William
and Kate Middleton on April 29
The book, which is being written by the McCanns themselves and is simply
entitled 'Madeleine', will now be published on May 12, the missing
child's eighth birthday.
All proceeds from sales of the book will go to the McCanns' official
fund to look for Madeleine, which had been in danger of running out in
McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: 'The publication date
for "Madeleine" has now been moved on to May 12 2011 in the light of the
royal wedding and the subsequent media coverage that will generate.
'Kate and Gerry are very happy with the new date, as are the publishers,
and it will still be very much tied into the fourth anniversary of
Anniversary: The book, which is being written by the McCanns
themselves, was due out on the 4th anniversary of
Madeleine's disappearance, but has now been moved to
coincide with what would be her 8th birthday on May 12
Madeleine was nearly four when she vanished from her family's holiday
apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3 2007 as her parents
dined with friends nearby.
Despite a massive police investigation and huge publicity worldwide, she
has not been found.
The official Portuguese inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance was
formally shelved in July 2008, although private detectives employed by
the McCanns have continued the search.