To Kill A Mockingbird Argumentative Analysis

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Being a book publisher takes a lot of responsibility and skills. I have the duty as a publisher at Hachette Book Group of overseeing the selection, production, marketing and distribution procedures involved with the publication process when writers present a written piece, which they presume could be a successful book. As a determined and meticulous publisher, I was recently offered the opportunity to publish “Go Set a Watchman,” the sequel of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In most circumstances, I would be thrilled to publish a sequel of Ms. Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the greatest novels of all time, but there are some serious potential ethical issues involved with my decision. In part, I feel that publishing the sequel would …show more content…

Since I am one of three publishers at Hachette Book Group, my decision directly affects my lower colleagues, the two other publishers, my boss and the entire company itself. The other stakeholders who are affected by my decision are Harper Lee, along with her family and friends, and the potential readers of the newly discovered novel. Since I will decide whether or not to publish the piece, I am also directly affecting Ms. Carter. Despite the decision I make, some stakeholders are going to be upset, while others will approve, as they all have individual opinions. If I choose to not publish it, Ms. Carter will be furious, as this decision could cost her a great deal of money, and the potential readers of the sequel will likely be upset as well because they cannot read the highly anticipated sequel. Harper Lee and her family could approve of my decision because they will not be in the public eye once again and can enjoy the peace and quite they have had for the last 50 years. However her family could also be very upset about the book not being published, if Lee truly did want it published. After taking the effects of others’ lives into consideration, I have pondered for hours and hours of the potential impact and outcome of my decision. After reviewing and using Professor Joseph L. Badaracco’s, of Harvard Business School, Defining Moments: A Framework for Moral Decisions, I have determined that not publishing the sequel “Go Set a Watchman” is the morally and ethically right decision for myself and my “ideal business standards” (Monroe, Molly). This decision I have made accurately reflects the moral standards and ethics, we here at Hachette Book Group, illustrate on an everyday

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