Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Update on a Blacklisted Book
After some further investigation, this is what seems to have happened. The Chinese publisher of my book Bending Spines sent out some copies to a major Chinese mail order company. After those had been shipped, they got a call from a government official instructing them not to ship any more. Apparently, they were not ordered to recall the copies already released. Perhaps as many as a thousand copies are thus “in the wild” in China. It is anyone’s guess if and when the government may change its mind and allow further distribution.