Tony Lyons publishes books that other publishers think should be buried—reviled, canceled. Remember when everyone in book publishing fancied themselves “rebels” and/or “free thinkers”? The entire industry is currently thinking inside the box—a box of politically correct orthodoxy seemingly shrinking by the day.
Lyons is a one-man resistance to the noxious trend toward illiberal liberalism—Leftist culture’s increasing fondness for stifling dissent. “I would err on the side of publishing controversial books and letting readers make their decisions about what they believe,” 57-year-old Lyons posited—president and publisher of indie, Manhattan-based Skyhorse Publishing (founded in 2006 and specializing in provocative titles other houses won’t touch).