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Book bans carry an economic impact
Oct 11, 2023

Book bans carry an economic impact

The number of books banned in public schools surged by 33% last year. We hear from authors about the toll these bans take.

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Authors feel economic impact when their books are banned

Oct 11, 2023
While some authors report an uptick in sales following the attention of book bans, bans can be detrimental for others.
Book bans "can be quite detrimental to the economics of that book," said Kasey Meehan, program director of Freedom to Read at PEN America.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC