Posted on April 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Simon & Schuster employees have been protesting — and inviting others to join in said protest — the publisher’s decision to offer a book deal to former Vice President Mike Pence.

A petition demanding the cancellation of the deal was delivered Monday, according to the New York Times, with signatures from more than 200 employees and 3,500 outside supporters (including some authors published by Simon & Schuster).

But, the Times adds, the protesters didn’t seem to know, at least then, that former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has also received a deal with Simon & Schuster.

This and other book deals — reported by Politico — for former Attorney General William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett — will almost certainly continue to affect publishing industry trends.

For more reaction from within the publishing industry on the Pence protests and what it could signal, head to the New York Times.

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