Thanks to everyone for the well wishes, I am now on the mend.
This week’s end-of-publishing-as-we-know it article is brought to you by…… The New York Observer! This one has the scintillating subhead “Fewer books, bigger deals—No room for debuts?” and tackles the new Blockbuster Model that seems to be en vogue among publishers.
Meanwhile, on HarperStudio’s blog, the very awesome young agent Jeff Moores (and fellow veteran of the East of Eden Writers Conference) offers his take on one of the assertions of the Observer article, namely that it will be tough for young agents to break out. Moores, needless to say, (very politely) disagrees.
Also on HarperStudio’s blog, an interview with Borders CEO George Jones on the current (and future) state of the book business. It’s not all doom and gloom!
Want some insight into editorial letters, i.e. the letters that your editor sends you when it’s time to revise your work? You’re in luck. My very smart client Jennifer Hubbard blogged about how she tackled her recent revision, and it’s an indispensable inside look into the process.
Speaking of editors and indispensability, the very smart and up-and-coming Grove/Atlantic editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler has published his latest incredible publishing interview, this time with veteran Algonquin editor Chuck Adams. A must-must read.
Annnnd speaking of smart up-and-coming editors, Maria Gagliano and Celia Johnson are the brains behind the Brooklyn-based lit journal Slice Magazine. Their current issue features interviews with Salman Rushdie, Nam Le, and fellow San Francisco resident Andrew Sean Greer.
Have a great weekend!