Monday

Ban Those Books

Now as some you may know, the slogan of CBAY Books is to publish "The Banned Books of Tomorrow." The idea behind that is my publishing philosophy. I try to publish the books that are perhaps a bit more controversial than most. You know, the books where the gods are super-humanoids not deities (Emerald Tablet) or where Adam from the Garden of Eden is a wee bit insane (Sacred Books, Volume III).

Because these are the kinds of books that some people find objectionable, these are the types of books that often end up challenged in school libraries. And with my first two CBAY Books releasing in October of this year I fully expect to see both books to have been challenged by this time next year.

But until we can celebrate my banned books, let's take some time to think of other books that have been banned in the past. Over on the BookKids blog, I've discussed the issue of banned books and Banned Book Week. Also over there, I'll be trying to mention a Banned Book a day through the end of Banned Book Week on October 3.

Join us on the other blog to celebrate those books that have been affected by censorship.

7 comments:

Hissy said...

Crazy Adam = awesome

beth said...

Is it weird that one of my goals as a writer is to write a banned book?

PJ Hoover said...

Really, Beth???? I would not have guessed that!!!!

maureen said...

Beth-You go to it!
One of our NZ authors had a children's book banned in Ohio...because the male character had to wear a dress...it was an incident in the plot...
The book consequently sold out... got reprinted... sold out....
We have banned books week earlier in the year and it always generates lots of comments in the media.This years focus was on children's books...with authors reading from banned books in libraries...NZ doesn't ban books...you don't want a banned book on the best seller list(teehee)
We restrict access...

The Buried Editor said...

Banned books unite!

And technically here they aren't "banned" they are "challenged." This lets ALA show a wider range of books that are being protested for one reason or another.

Emily said...

I fully plan on sending you my MS, if I ever finish it, in hoping it might be one of tomorrow's banned books. Controversy rocks.

Also, because I know you could always use a little extra reading ;) - you're never ever busy!

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