US house Regnery Publishing, Donald Trump's publisher, has declined to comment on a report that it is in talks to publish Milo Yiannopoulos' book Dangerous after it was dropped by Simon & Schuster US last month.
According to BuzzFeed, Regnery Publishing could be Yiannopoulos' new publisher. The publishing house, part of Salem Media Group, published Donald Trump's 2015 book Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again, and has published other right-wing authors including Dinesh D’Souza and Laura Ingraham. Its website says it looks to publish books that "challenge the status quo" and can "spark a debate".
S&S US attracted widespread critcism over Yiannopoulos deal - said to be worth $250,000 to the controversial far-right commentator, according to the Hollywood Reporter - resulting in one S&S author Roxane Gay pulling her own book from its schedule. The publisher cancelled Dangerous in February, saying it had reached the decision "after careful consideration". The decision came hours after a leaked video emerged apparently showing the former Breitbart editor discussing sex between “younger boys” and older men; in the clip, Yiannopoulos said the age of consent was “not this black and white thing”; he has since resigned as an editor for Breitbart News and apologised for having "misspoke" and in using "imprecise language", clarifying in a press conference, "I believe the age of consent is right".
At the time his book deal was cancelled, Yiannopoulos took to Facebook to say: “I've gone through worse. This will not defeat me.” At a press conference less than two days after the cancellation of his book deal, he said, "The book will come out this year as planned". He also pledged to donate 10% of his royalties from the book to child abuse charities.