BPC Bulletin: Fear and Loathing in Young-Adult Publishing

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee

 

In the world of young-adult publishing, some fiction authors face barrages of abuse and threats — including death threats — on social media for their portrayals of minority characters and different cultures. Publishers are cancelling novels before publication and withdrawing published novels from marketplaces.

In The Guardian, Leo Benedictus reports:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/15/torn-apart-the-vicious-war-over-young-adult-books?fbclid=IwAR1C4uthSv52A5zBwlWKIM4M2Au4NgHop0fV8PwHU0JmA5qeVTTzIKx5MR4

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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