Regnery Publishing Picks Up Senator Hawley’s Ebook
Regnery Publishing, a conservative publisher, said Monday it picked up a book by Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, after Simon & Schuster terminated their publishing contract after the US Capitol attack.
Mr Hawley had come under fire for questioning the results of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory and was accused of helping to stir up the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. His book “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” Regnery should be published in the spring. “
Thomas Spence, the president and editor of Regnery, said in a statement that the publisher is proud to work with Mr. Hawley. “Obviously, the warning in his book on censorship couldn’t be more urgent,” said Spence. His company’s statement said Simon & Schuster made Mr. Hawley a victim of the demolition culture.
Most of the major publishers, including Simon & Schuster, one of the Big Five book publishers in the United States, publish books across the political spectrum. But Simon & Schuster said it canceled its plan to publish Mr. Hawley’s book after the attack on the Capitol.
“As a publisher, our mission will always be to reinforce a multitude of voices and points of view: At the same time, we take our greater public responsibility seriously as a citizen and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in a dangerous threat, ”Simon & Schuster said in a statement. The company declined to comment on Regnery’s allegations.
After his book was dropped, Mr. Hawley described it as an “Orwellian”.
“Simon & Schuster is terminating my contract because I represented my constituents and had a debate in the Senate about the integrity of the electorate, which they are now redefining as riot,” he wrote in a post.
Regnery’s top-selling writers in recent years have included Ann Coulter, the Conservative expert, and Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas. Mr. Hawley’s book is about technology companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon and their political influence.