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This essay delves into the intricacies of a public relations endeavor launched by Penguin Random House LLC in collaboration with renowned author Margaret Atwood. The campaign, known as “The Unburnable Book,” aimed to spotlight the rising prevalence of book banning and censorship in America while supporting PEN America's mission to safeguard free speech. Through the creation and auction of a fireproof edition of Atwood’s iconic novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Penguin Random House supported its own corporate social responsibility initiatives as well as its mission and values. This analysis provides a comprehensive examination of the campaign's conception, execution, and impact, shedding light on its significance in the realm of public relations, corporate activism, and the ongoing battle for intellectual freedom.



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