By Edward Nawotka
In today’s lead article David Carnoy discusses his leap from DIY digital publishing to conventional print publishing. In the piece, he describes how his original submission of his novel as an iPhone App was rejected on the grounds of censorship. After some pruning of “F-bombs” from the novel, it was accepted.
Apple’s Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying that his company’s iPhone and iPad platform offers the world “freedom” from smut — and, indeed, the company has eliminated most “adult content” apps from its store. But rejecting a novel on the basis of foul language and racey content — isn’t that censorship?
Would Ulysses make the cut? Perhaps. But definitely not Agnar Mykel or legions of romance writers.
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