Penguin “black interest” lawsuit, cont’d

Our post of Wednesday on an author’s complaint that Penguin Group steered her work into “African-American interest” marketing channels, although she would have preferred for it to be marketed as a general interest book, has spurred a somewhat heated discussion in the reader comments section. It also drew an informative comment in email from Charles Petit, author of the publishing-law blog Scrivener’s Error, which we’ve appended to the original post.

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  • Ward Connerly asked that his book Creating Equal not be placed in the “African-American interest” section. The book can be read with profit by either whites or blacks, but might not sell very well to shoppers in the “African-American interest” section, who are more likely to be ideologically anti-Connerly.