The Chicago Review of Books has said it will not review any products published by publisher Simon & Schuster in 2017.
The publisher Simon & Schuster is facing a huge backlash after it was revealed that it was publishing a book by the controversial conservative figurehead, Milo Yiannopoulos. Taking to Twitter, The Chicago Review of Books, an “independent literary review dedicated to cultivating awareness”, said that it’s decision to boycott the publisher was in response to the “disgusting validation of hate”. They said they would not cover a single book of the publisher in 2017.
The book, Dangerous, is being released by an imprint, Threshold Editions, owned by one of the world’s biggest publishers. The book deal offered to Milo is reported to be worth $250,000 and has told critics,”withhold judgment until they have had a chance to read” the book.
Within a day Milo had cracked the top 100 Amazon best seller list ahead of The Princess Diaries by Carrie Fisher.
The book reviewer reviewed 15 books by the publisher last year and that it would in 2017 review 15 books from independent and small publishers.