Regardless of whether Wolff’s book is libel or an accurate portrait of Trump’s White House (my guess is we won’t know for a while), by expediting the pub-date and moving forward with Fire and Fury, Henry Holt was able to do something that’s becoming harder and harder these days—something that the American Association of Publishers holds in high regard: exercising and protecting our First Amendment rights, the backbone of US democracy. And so what if the driving reason behind publishing was to capitalize on a money-making trend? Henry Holt isn’t alone.
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On September 27, as Ooligan students packed their book bags for the first day of fall classes, publishers, bookstores, schools, and libraries around the country were gearing up for the thirty-third annual Banned Books Week. Begun in 1982 as a campaign against attempts to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week has grown […]