Published by Outskirts Press, a self-publishing service based in Colorado, Pickton: In His Own Words was written by Robert Pickton. He was convicted of the murders of six women in Vancouver and is currently serving multiple life sentences in a maximum security prison.
Outskirts Press said it had a long-term policy of not working with or publishing works by incarcerated individuals. It has also said that it will discontinue publishing the book.
According to CBC news, the book is listed as having been written by Michael Chilldres, but Outskirts claim Pickton used him to get the manuscript published via Outskirts.