Publisher refuses to give in to calls for Amy Coney Barrett’s book to be canceled: ‘We remain fully committed’

Penguin Random House is refusing to budge to spur calls to cancel an upcoming book by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

What is the background?

Almost 700 authors, editors and other workers in the publishing industry have signed an open letter with the demand that Penguin Random House will not publish Coney Barrett’s upcoming book.

The reason? Coney Barrett helping to tip over Roe v. calfpleads guilty to “attacking inalienable human rights” and referring to the repeal of federal abortion law.

This is not just a book we disagree with and we do not call for censorship. Many of us work daily with books that we find uncomfortable for our personal politics. Rather, this is a case where a corporation has privately financed the destruction of human rights with obscene profits. Coney Barrett can say what she wants, but Penguin Random House must decide whether to fund her position at the expense of human rights to bloat her balance sheet, or genuinely stand behind the values ​​she is proud to uphold.

Coney beret allegedly received a $2 million advance from Penguin Random House for her book.

What did PRH say?

Sentinel, an imprint at Penguin Random House that publishes conservative titles, stands by Coney Barrett’s book.

“We remain fully committed to publishing authors who, like Justice Barrett, are shaping today’s most important conversations,” Sentinel editor Adrian Zackheim told The Wall Street Journal reported.

Zackheim added that Sentinel “puts out books for people to read and rate for themselves. In an intelligent, free society, we need to disseminate ideas in a robust form so that we can discuss them.”

A Penguin Random House representative confirmed that Zackheim represents the views of Penguin Random House.

Coney Barrett’s book probably won’t hit bookshelves until 2024. political reported Last year’s book will focus on the fact that “judges should not bring their personal feelings into the making of their judgments”. Publisher refuses to give in to calls for Amy Coney Barrett’s book to be canceled: ‘We remain fully committed’

Laura Coffey

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