Publishers and Editors

Following Up On Unbridled’s Innovative Project

May 25th, 2006 · 2 Comments

We are very enthusiastic about the current online serialization project going on at Unbridled Books. This is a really cool, innovative project — and that more independent publishers could benefit from this model. Briefly, Unbridled is serializing Golem Song by Marc Estrin. Subscribers will be able to access new chapters of the book every week, […]

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Foxhunting and Underrepresented Characters

May 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Foxhunting and Underrepresented Characters

Okay, before you read MediaBistro’s interview with Danielle Durkin of Random House/Ballantine, we would like to remind you (as if you need reminding!) that very few editors meet their authors on the subway. Durkin also notes this, but sometimes people think, well, it happened once… So did the Ice Age, and you don’t see anyone […]

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Publishing Updates Made Easy

April 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Publishing Updates Made Easy

A bit of publishing-industry desk moves and title changes to end this gray, chilly week. Also, we’re in a listy sort of mood. Simon & Schuster remains not for sale. Put your checkbooks away for another day. Jean Feiwel at Holtzbrinck has named her kid’s book imprint Feiwel & Friends. David Graham moves from Canongate […]

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Short, Easy-To-Read Personnel News

April 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Short, Easy-To-Read Personnel News

We’re admittedly bad at tracking all the editorial movement going on — but who could keep up with all the comings and going? But since we have a nice slew of desk changes, we’ll share a few: Farrin Jacobs has moved to HarperCollins Children’s Books as executive editor. She was previously editor at Red Dress […]

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ReganMedia Comes To LA; LA Shrugs

April 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on ReganMedia Comes To LA; LA Shrugs

In the interest of scientific inquiry, we did a quick poll of our peers to gauge interest in the impending arrival of Judith Regan. Angelenos are, quite obviously, fascinated by celebrity and when a high-profile editor arrives on our fair shore, well, giddy is not too strong a word. Except, and perhaps we can blame […]

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S&S: Coming To A Cellphone Near You

April 19th, 2006 · Comments Off on S&S: Coming To A Cellphone Near You

We are, quite understandably, enthusiastic about the idea of publishing giants using new technology to reach readers. Simon & Schuster, or rather Simon & Schuster Spotlight Entertainment (makes one wonder, no?), has officially entered the cell phone promotion market. The new program will send text messages, excerpts, cover art, and whatever else fits on a […]

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The Difference Between A Website and A Business

April 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Sheesh, barely a half cup of coffee into the day, and already we’re ranting. Tina Engler’s story is well-documented — girl can’t find a publisher for erotic stories (because, let’s be honest, good girls don’t), decided to strike out on her own, becomes publishing phenom while turning the model on its head. Also, if you’ve […]

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Books Without Borders

April 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Books Without Borders

It is an interesting concept, targeting publishing efforts toward major audiences. Rayo, an imprint of HarperCollins, is focused on providing good books to the Latino community — in both English and Spanish. Yes, yes, we know, such radical concepts require more warning before being dropped in your laps. That fact that it wasn’t until the […]

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Radicalism, Publishing Style

March 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Radicalism, Publishing Style

In what is an apparently radical move, Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau will call their new Doubleday imprint “Spiegel & Grau”. After noting that publishing houses often name imprints after the male founders, the new name feels “both old-fashioned and radical”. Definitely beats some made-up feminine sounding word that makes no sense at all. Spiegel […]

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When Editors Get That Funny Feeling

March 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment

The best thing you can do to Kate Nitze of MacAdam Cage is give her a stomachache — you now, the kind of pain that says a story is good, really good. The worst thing you can do? That thing about drinking no wine before its time? Same for stories — don’t submit until the […]

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