Censorship concerns many in the worldwide book publishing industry today. The Arab Publishers Association conference this month addressed the issue specifically in the Arab world.
As ‘Fuego y Furia’ is readied by a Planeta team of translators for Vintage Español’s North American Spanish edition, ‘Fire and Fury’ is now listed as ‘in stock’ on Amazon.com and selling fast.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
Publishing and literary figures from Bangladesh, Sweden, Hong Kong, Iran, the UK, Hungary, and Cameroon are on the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire from the International Publishers Association’s Freedom To Publish committee.
Exact sales figures remain hard to determine as ‘Fire and Fury’ continues to fly off the bookstore shelves and rights inquiries from around the world pour in to agent Andrew Wylie’s office.
In a response being followed internationally by freedom to publish advocates, Macmillan’s attorneys answer the Trump attorneys’ demands that the publisher stop the release of Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury.’
In a staff memo, Macmillan CEO John Sargent responds to Donald Trump’s efforts to block the publication of Fire and Fury and ‘demand[s] that President Trump understand and abide by the First Amendment.’
After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Donald Trump’s personal attorneys to stop publication of Michael Wolff’s book, American publisher Henry Holt instead moved up the release of ‘Fire and Fury’ to Friday.
The Chinese authorities, says IPA chief Michiel Kolman, “put individual publishers in an impossible situation” in censoring journal articles.
In opening the Sharjah International Book Fair professional program, IPA president Michiel Kolman cites freedom of expression in ‘a world of fake news.’