Following Thursday afternoon’s walkout the Hachette Book Group announced today that it has capitulated to the wokester Khmer Rouge by deciding to not publish Woody Allen’s memoir, “Apropos of Nothing.”
“The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult one,” senior vp of communications Sophie Cottrell said in a statement. “At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly. We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard.
“Also, as a company, we are committed to offering a stimulating, supportive and open work environment for all our staff. Over the past few days, HBG leadership had extensive conversations with our staff and others. After listening, we came to the conclusion that moving forward with publication would not be feasible for HBG.”
Translation: “At HBG we obviously don’t take our relationships with authors all that seriously or we wouldn’t have deep-sixed Woody Allen‘s book. The bottom line is that we are open to cancelling books if the Khmer Rouge doesn’t approve of their content. We are living through a period of wokester blacklisting and career cancellings, and we feel it is better to try to get along with these totalitarian goons than to butt heads.”
Allen obviously needs to simply self-publish. It would almost certainly become a best-seller.