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6 Essentials to creating an amazing brand//Flying Solo

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Censored Author

Posted: November 30th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments

🤬 HOW I BECAME A CENSORED AUTHOR 🤬

I recently launched my book Brand Magic, How to Build a Brand with Personality. All very exciting, however there is a crazy story about censorship with this book that I’m finally able to tell!
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The short story is that I am officially a censored author! The long story is…
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I decided to print the books in China due to the cost savings. They were pretty good to deal with. The books were printed, packed and ready for shipping until…
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The Cultural Bureau did a spot check at the printers and deemed that my book contained “sensitive content” so was refused permission to leave the printers let alone the country!
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My book is all about branding and personalities. There is nothing political, offensive or inciting. I was shocked and utterly confused.
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It turns out that under The Caregiver Brand Personality as part of a list of names, I mention the Dalai Lama! He is simply listed, no sentence or further content – just a name. I was informed that the Cultural Bureau had seized one of my books and would make a decision that would either delay the delivery of the books by months or result in the books being terminated!
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What??? Coming from a democracy where we have freedom of speech, this was very confronting. I was being dictated to as to what I could or couldn’t put in my book!
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We had to kick into gear and solve this problem. For the sake of getting this long awaited books out, I opted to resupply the “sensitive content” page. All books were removed from the pallet, unboxed, has the single page reprinted and replaced and we were back on track.
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Will this make a difference to your enjoyment of the book? No. However, this one page has been altered to comply with censorship and was not my original plan.
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The censored book can be bought on Amazon or through our website, however the Kindle version is uncensored.
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Crazy but true story!

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