Publishing has its own performance-enhancing drug scandal. In a New York Times story , self-publishing phenom John Locke (not the philosopher, nor the Lost character) admitted to buying Amazon reviews.
For the effort most authors put into titling their book, you'd think they'd get to see it splashed across the cover -- but an overwhelming amount of us are told by our editors, "Love the book, hate the title. Find another one."
Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most famous woman, who was just denied a visa for a book tour to the U.S. Having successfully applied for a U.S. visa four times before, this time it is not about Joya, but about the war in Afghanistan.