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Snicket Takes Heat for Banning Books as a Promotional Stunt


Source: Inkygirl

The Happy Endings Foundation website was just poorly enough done to look like an authentic organization. It’s motto? “Sad books are bad books.” The site was ostensibly run by Clare Hughes and another mother. In the first iteration of the website, Hughes and the group called for the banning and burning of books.

Several respected media organizations such as the BBC were taken in. Jeremy Vine’s even interviewed “Clare Hughes” on his BBC radio show. The sad news is, though, that the site, Clare Hughes and the entire foundation was a hoax, a publicity scheme to bring more attention to the Lemony Snicket series.

So the Unfortunate Events author and publisher decided that they would make fun of those who take stands against book banning and censorship by making them look like fools all for the purpose of publicity?

Source: Sarah and Candy

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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