Hundreds of writers and editors call to ban Trump from publishing memoirs
Hundreds of editors, publishers and authors have signed a letter demanding the publishing industry to deny Donald Trump the publication of any post-presidential memoir. Independent.
The letter, titled "No Book Deals with Traitors," was signed by over 250 industry workers. They oppose the publication of the future book by any Trump administration official, including himself.
Barry League, the writer who organized the letter, wrote: “No member of an administration that puts children in cages, performs involuntary operations on captive women, and makes fun of science while millions of people are infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the generosity of a big deal with books ".
The letter was signed by employees of the five largest publishing houses Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan.
The League told the Los Angeles Times in an email that publishers must "act according to their conscience and to the extent that they can bring about change" when it comes to publishing any Trump administration-related material.
Publishers have already begun to turn their backs on Trump allies after Simon & Schuster canceled a book deal with Republican Senator Josh Hawley.
Hawley was among those Republicans in Congress who still voted against Joe Biden's 2020 election victory over Trump after presidential supporters stormed the US Capitol on behalf of the then-incumbent president, killing five people.
The League wrote in a letter to publishers that "no one who instigated, provoked or otherwise supported the coup d'etat attempt on January 6, 2021, should not be rewarded for their philosophy and disseminated through our publishers."
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The fact that Trump himself plans to write a memoir after leaving office, the Washington Post reported in November. There was no official announcement of this, but his predecessors did so, usually receiving huge royalties for the books.
November 17 on the shelves of bookstores Barack Obama's presidential memoirs appeared, for which he received tens of millions of dollars. Donald Trump reportedly before he left office and before what happened at the Capitol offered up to $ 100 million for the publication of his memoirs.
Such a move could prove valuable to the 45th president, who has $ 400 million in loans due over the next four years.
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