One Person's Misfortune . . .

05/25/2011 12:00 pm ET

Today (February 12), Barricade Books--a small, independent publisher of controversial subjects--is shipping "The Anna Nicole Smith Story" (an updated paperback version of a previous book).

Following Smith's death, orders increased from 1,500 to more than 10,000.

"We finally got lucky," publisher Carole Stuart told me.