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Refuses to Print Marie Calloway’s
Tyrant Books Debut
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Citing “Content” Issue, Printer
Refuses to Print Marie Calloway’s
Tyrant Books Debut

Publishers Weekly, by Staff

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Posted By:pineledger, 1/16/2013 11:12:31 AM

Sales of erotic books have surged in the wake of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades success, but does Marie Calloway’s forthcoming Tyrant Books release What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life cross a line? For printer Sterling Pierce, the answer is apparently yes. Gearing up for a June publication, Tyrant publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano this week received word that the printer has refused to print review copies of the book. In a brief note, which DiTrapano shared online, the printer said that “due to the content, we are going to have to pass on printing this book.”

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Maybe the GPO will do it. Barry may well imagine building publishing empire on our dime. We pay for everything else.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/16/2013 11:39:56 AM     (No. 9119975)

Anything to sell a book. How utterly cheesy.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/16/2013 12:22:31 PM     (No. 9120090)

Could be a marketing ploy and a subsidiary will publish her trash.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/16/2013 2:59:37 PM     (No. 9120503)

No, I think the printer who refused to print that schlock simply was principled. It´s unheard of, actually.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/16/2013 5:38:29 PM     (No. 9120817)

"avante-garde literary works"

U-u-nh-Hunh. But, to us unsophisticated folk, it´s probably just more porn.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jlw509, 1/16/2013 5:53:32 PM     (No. 9120843)

One of the comments at PW called this "censorship."

Actually, censorship is advane suppression of publication or performance, by a coercive governemnt action. Freely choosing "Yes" or "No" on a business decision isn´t censorship. It´s citizenship.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 1/18/2013 1:09:12 PM     (No. 9124655)

I have zero interest in some hooker´s memoirs, but had to laugh at the comment that the book "causes strong reactions".

How about a strong nausea reaction? How about disgust?

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