The Bookseller reports:
Staff at Hachette UK working on J K Rowling’s new book The Ickabog have threatened to down tools over the author’s recent comments affecting the transgender community.
It is understood that between four and five employees, whose roles span the breadth of the full publishing team, communicated their reluctance to work on the project in a meeting held yesterday morning, and that these staff are now being spoken to individually by their managers.
The staff have the wrong idea. Rather than try to get Rowling’s book blocked because they disagree with her on trans issues, they should resort to what their predecessors did.
You allow the book to be published, then denounce the author as unsafe and hold huge public bonfires on which you burn the books.