'Distributors and publishers impose an "effective ban" on Hard Choices, which is critical of the Chinese government.
Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp said in an interview that China's response to Clinton's book amounts to an "effective ban" by the country.
"It's outrageous and unfortunate," Karp said. "And it's a pretty clear indication of the low level of intellectual freedom in China right now."
Clinton's book, a 656-page retelling of her tenure at as secretary of state, is critical of the Chinese government. She details its censorship practices and characterizes the country as "full of contradictions" and the "epicenter of the antidemocratic movement in Asia."