Publishers and Editors

Cutting Every Fourth Paragraph

January 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on Cutting Every Fourth Paragraph

There is nothing new in the announcement from Harlequin Mill & Boon regarding their increased commitment to providing audiobooks to consumers, except, well, this: Starting in March 2006 HARLEQUIN MILLS & BOON will publish four titles every second month in abridged CD format, featuring stories from its bestselling Modernâ„¢ Romance and Historical Romance series. Abridged? […]

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Publishing Roundup, January Ends Like It Began

January 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Publishing Roundup, January Ends Like It Began

Sure, publishing is a slow business, but don’t tell that to people running the show. Once again, we remind you that this information is only good for today. Always check with primary sources before assuming an editor or agent is still in the house. Pamela Dorman moved to Hyperion to create a new imprint. Said […]

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More Gushing About O’Reilly

January 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on More Gushing About O’Reilly

The husband brought our attention to a new program from O’Reilly (home of the best geek book covers ever): Rough Cuts. What is a rough cut? So glad you asked. Sometimes you just can’t wait for the book. When you need to learn a new technology right now, turn to the Rough Cuts service from […]

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Musical Chairs: Publishing Style

January 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on Musical Chairs: Publishing Style

Publisher’s Lunch announces that Geoffrey Kloske has ankled Simon & Schuster for Riverhead. PL also hints that in addition to high quality books and a brilliant editing mind, Kloske might be augmenting his staff with a woman soon. We don’t know why that’s important, but are feeling particularly useful at the moment, figuring it matters […]

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One Week Later, Publisher’s Weekly Discovers The Truth

January 25th, 2006 · 9 Comments

Okay, we shouldn’t make fun. Much. But PW just got around (yesterday) to noting that Mad Max has been revealed. And we thought we were behind the curve because we were six hours late in discovering the news. You live, you learn. You now know it’s Dan Conaway. As he’s already proven himself to be […]

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Blatantly Commercial, And He’s Okay

January 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on Blatantly Commercial, And He’s Okay

It is no secret that publishing is a commercial endeavor, but often editors like to pretend it isn’t. If you had to publish a roman a clef written by Nicole Richie, you’d want to live in an alternate reality, too. Jeremie Ruby-Strauss has skipped the inner turmoil that marks an editor’s rite of passage, and […]

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Soft Skull and PopMatters Sitting In A Tree

January 11th, 2006 · 2 Comments

We’re a little sad that we didn’t hear it from Richard Nash directly (nary a word on his blog even, but clearly a man can’t do everything all at once), but we know how busy publishing moguls can be. Besides the news is everywhere, it wasn’t like we were going to miss the announcement. Soft […]

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Not Just A Southern Thing

January 10th, 2006 · Comments Off on Not Just A Southern Thing

New York Publisher. Sounds so big, doesn’t. All those bright lights and tall buildings. Lunches at Michael’s with your incredibly hip (and incredibly young) editor. Both of you are wearing black. It’s slimming and repels city grime. But is a New York publisher right for you? Maybe you’d like someone willing to take a risk. […]

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George Hodgman Indulges His Nurturing Nature

January 6th, 2006 · 3 Comments

We are continuing to sift through the backlog of stuff we meant to post, and this interview with George Hodgman stood out. Such is the beauty of a backlog — you can pick and choose your path*. Hodgman is executive editor at Henry Holt, and his dream is to edit. Really edit. Also write cover […]

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HQ Larger Print Program

December 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on HQ Larger Print Program

More information direct from the editor’s “mouth:” Harlequin is going to continue their Larger Print edition program. That’s great news, because those editions were very easy on the eyes. That’s the program they already have in place to provide readers with books with larger fonts and better margins. They cost a minimal amount more (.25) […]

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