Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Fear of Wal-Mart Vaporizes Book Deal Censorship for Dummies 2004-07-21
"Nobody begins his workweek saying, "Gee, I've always wanted to cower before corporate behemoths, induce the resignation of a beloved senior employee, demoralize my staff, and tarnish my company's reputation in the community through censorship But sometimes these things must be done." reports on the decision of publisher John Wiley & Sons to rescind a a deal to publish The Great American Job Scam, about corporate abuse of economic development subsidies. The book includes a chapter on Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest retailer and largest bookseller after Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Fearing Wal-Mart would not take kindly to the book, the publisher had the editor, Johanna Vondeling kill the deal. She did so and then resigned. The Great American Job Scam will be published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in 2005.

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