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.

1 comment:

Keir said...

AT my school in Beijing, we were shut down for a week and library locked because the authorities discovered Rand McNally atlases where Taiwan was coloured differently from China.