In case you have any doubt who controls the content of the Washington Post book page, look no further than Sunday’s article by Jonathan Karp, who was the subject of Thursday’s blog post, talking about Wednesday’s blog post about whether authors should come out with a book a year.
(ok, fine, it was definitely a coincidence)
As much as Jonathan Karp loved working with the likes of Clay Aiken and Manuel Noriega (he preferred Noriega), count him down in favor of letting the books marinate and stew. He cites a bunch of books from which we have all benefited because they took longer than a year to write. He counts them as a nice antidote to books that are mass produced and/or involve substanceless subject matter.
However you come down on the book a year debate, it’s definitely an article worth checking out.