"Let’s clarify what free speech is and is not": An open letter to the industry from Pride in Publishing

Being a book publisher comes with a set of tough moral responsibilities. You provide livelihoods for authors and booksellers, your hiring decisions can greatly influence how UK culture is shaped, and you’re also a company with a duty of care towards your staff. Sometimes these duties come into conflict, and when that happens - as we’ve seen recently with Hachette’s response to some of their staff objecting to working on JK Rowling’s new children’s book - the reflexive instinct is to retreat behind the defence of free speech. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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