Simon & Schuster has pulled out of distributing a proposed book by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor during the deadly raid at her apartment. How they thought this was a good idea I can’t imagine.
Post Hill Press’ plans for a book from Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly titled The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy. “Like much of the American public, earlier today Simon & Schuster learned of plans by distribution client Post Hill Press to publish a book by Jonathan Mattingly. We have subsequently decided not to be involved in the distribution of the book,” the statement said.
Pheobe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens raised the flag when learning of the book and social media went crazy. “Dear @simonandschuster, Fix this mess you’ve made. It’s embarrassing and revolting,” Robinson wrote, sharing photos of the publisher’s tweets.
Attica Scott, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter that, “People love to profit off of Black pain and tragedy. It sells.” Other authors who spoke out against the publisher included Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, who tweeted, “Add my name to the list of @simonandschuster authors very disappointed my publi