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Subject [New post] How Simon & Schuster Became an Anti-Vaccine Publisher
Date June 2, 2021 9:53 PM
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Post : How Simon &#038; Schuster Became an Anti-Vaccine Publisher
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Posted : June 2, 2021 at 3:52 pm
Author : Vincent Iannelli, MD
Tags : amazon, Andrew Wakefield, Anne Dachel, Bob Sears, Bobby Kennedy, Dan Olmstead, Gary Null, HIV denialism, Jenny McCarthy, Kevin Barry, Lou Conte, Mark Blaxill, Mary Holland, Simon &amp; Schuster, Skyhorse Publishing, Thomas Cowan, Tony Lyons
Categories : Blog

In addition to all of the misinformation about vaccines we have gotten used to on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, there are also books filled with anti-vaccine myths and propaganda. Although many are self-published, others have gotten published by Skyhorse Publishing, an independent publisher who also publishes "health titles" from Gary Null Publishing.

[link removed] Andrew Wakefield's book is actually published by Skyhorse, but is distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Yes, that Gary Null ( [link removed] ) , the HIV denialist ( [link removed] ) ...

How Simon & Schuster Became an Anti-Vaccine Publisher

So what's the connection with Simon & Schuster, the third largest publisher in the United States?

After all, Simon & Schuster is the publisher who gave us:

* The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy by Seth Mnookin
* Dr. Fauci - How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor by Kate Messner
* World War C - Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One by Sanjay Gupta

How did they go from Seth Mnookin ( [link removed] ) to Andy Wakefield ( [link removed] ) ?!?

> "Simon & Schuster, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Skyhorse Publishing, one of the finest independent publishers in the United States. Under the agreement, beginning January 1, 2019, Simon & Schuster will handle distribution for Skyhorse titles in the United States and most markets and territories around the world."
> Simon & Schuster and Skyhorse Publishing in International Distribution Agreement

It seems that Simon & Schuster ( [link removed] ) , a part of ViacomCBS ( [link removed] ) , got into the anti-vaccine book publishing business a few years ago...

And that how they are helping push out books like:

* Vaccine Injuries by Lou Conte ( [link removed] ) and Tony Lyons (the founder of Skyhorse publishing!)
* Vaccines 2.0 by Mark Blaxill ( [link removed] ) and Dan Olmsted
The HPV Vaccine on Trial by Mary Holland ( [link removed] )

Vaccine Whistleblower by Kevin Barry ( [link removed] )

Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr ( [link removed] )

* The Contagion Myth by Thomas Cowan ( [link removed] ) (lost his medical license in 2021)
The Big Autism Cover Up by Anne Dachel ( [link removed] )

Books by folks who are known to push anti-vaccine misinformation ( [link removed] ) and propaganda ( [link removed] ) .

Books by people who push dangerous biomedical treatments and restrictive diets, none of which work, to parents of autistic children ( [link removed] ) .

[link removed] How hard would it be to add a warning label or move anti-vaccine books into their own anti-vaccine categories on amazon?

It's bad enough that Amazon sells all of these anti-vaccine books without any warning to parents that they aren't real medical or parenting books, but that a major publisher is helping them get distributed is really shameful.

[link removed] I have written and edited many books under various divisions and imprints of Simon & Schuster.

And it's especially disappointing to know that my own books will be associated with a publishing house that distributes the books from folks who scare parents ( [link removed] ) away from vaccinating and protecting their kids.

More on Anti-Vaccine Books

* How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Hurts Autistic Families ( [link removed] )
* How to End the Epidemic of Bad Books About Autism ( [link removed] )
* Anti-Vaccine Heroes and Experts ( [link removed] )
* If It’s Vaccines, Then Why Are There Autistic Kids Who Are Unvaccinated? ( [link removed] )
* Explaining the Correlation of Autism After Vaccines ( [link removed] )
* Vaccines and Autism Redux ( [link removed] )
* More Questions to Help You Become a Vaccine Skeptic ( [link removed] )
* Combatting dangerous quackery and antivaccine misinformation on streaming services and social media ( [link removed] )
* Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years ( [link removed] )
* A Critical Look at Gary Null’s Activities and Credentials ( [link removed] )
* Gary Null’s Attack on SBM ( [link removed] )
* Anti-vaccination conspiracy theories thrive on Amazon ( [link removed] )
* COVID-19: Waterstones and Amazon urged to add warning tags as anti-vaccination book sales surge ( [link removed] )
* How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore ( [link removed] )
* Auditing E-Commerce Platforms for Algorithmically Curated Vaccine Misinformation ( [link removed] )
* Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine Movement Grows, Fueled By Online Misinformation, Conspiracies ( [link removed] )
* How ViacomCBS’s Content Deals Cost U.S. Taxpayers $4 Billion ( [link removed] )
* How ViacomCBS Used International Tax Shelters to Save Billions ( [link removed] )

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