Articles from July 2004

We Found Another

July 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on We Found Another

It strikes us that we had more updates than we thought. Isn’t that always the case? Marian Lizzi, formerly of St. Martin’s Press, has joined Perigree Books as senior editor. Perigree (part of the Penguin Putnam family)

File Under: Publishers and Editors

If You Have to Ask…

July 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on If You Have to Ask…

Johanna Vondeling will be joining Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc. as an editor this fall. Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

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They Come, They Go

July 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on They Come, They Go

Just a week after Roger Freet was named senior editor of Harper SanFrancisco, we learn that John Loudon has left his executive editor position (no, really, if you’re doing your org charts in ink, we can’t feel sorry for you). He’ll be consulting, including for his former employer. Harper SanFrancisco And The Moves Keep on […]

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Another Flatiron Occupant

July 25th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Updates are sparse this week — with good reason: everyone played musical chairs last week. However, we were diligent and kept our nose to the grindstone (not really, we have no idea where one would locate such an item) to find a few items of interest. St. Martin’s Press has added Marcia Markland (formerly Avalon) […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors · Square Pegs

When A Doesn’t Really Equal A

July 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on When A Doesn’t Really Equal A

We like a good play on words, which we presume was the goal of the Chicago Sun-Times‘s headline. Nothing else makes sense. The article discusses the topic du week: the number of books flooding the market. As noted previously, there are a lot. And there are a lot of theories behind this, including our favorite: […]

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From The Grain of Salt Department

July 23rd, 2004 · 3 Comments

We have a personal policy: we’ll believe what you want us to believe. This does not always mean we don’t see through lies, but if it’s important to you, who are we to deny your wish? We’re also not opposed to hoaxes — generally the smallest amount of diligence will reveal the truth. What we […]

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Pick a Number, Any Number

July 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Pick a Number, Any Number

Penguin has a new distribution system, and it, apparently, doesn’t work very well. Bold innovation in automation is like that sometimes. Given that time is money and all that, they’re working hard to get books out the door and into stores. It’s not like it helps to have all those lovely items sitting in a […]

File Under: Agents · Publishers and Editors

Self-Publishing Mr. Lincoln

July 23rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Self-Publishing Mr. Lincoln

Two years ago, at a conference, we listened as a publisher spoke about acquiring two previously self-published titles. Since then, we’ve written about this idea as it relates to various concepts (which we won’t bore you with today). The Literary Saloon offer thoughts on the subject while discussing recent reviews of two books on Abraham […]

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Sometimes Erudite Means Slacker

July 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Sometimes Erudite Means Slacker

We were all over the interminable rights thing, then, thanks to a glass of wine or two, missed the boat. Luckily Sarah W. did all the work we fantasized we might do. Except she didn’t indulge in the dream sequence where a poor author ends up in a position where he or she has to […]

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Yes, Indeed, That’s Censorship Making the Scene

July 22nd, 2004 · 2 Comments

Yesterday, we talked about censorship. There was some disagreement about whether what happened to Whoopi Goldberg and Linda Ronstadt constituted true censorship, and while we understood the arguments being made, we also felt that an underlying message was being sent. Censorship doesn’t have to be a pile of books serving as a bonfire; sometimes a […]

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