I Have Thoughts… (On Some Comic Con Panels About Publishing)

July 3rd, 2012

I’m gearing up for San Diego Comic Con, which starts next week, the famed Nerd Prom. There’s so much to be excited for! A Firefly 10th Anniversary panel! A look at what’s ahead for the Mass Effect universe! A whole lot of Geek & Sundry funtimes! Not to mention awesome signings and panels with Stephanie […]

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Do You Care About Publishers?

September 8th, 2011

Earlier today on Twitter, I shared a blog post by Nathan Bransford about publishers and imprints. His main point? “Publishers are squandering their brands on imprints few people outside of Manhattan and Brooklyn have heard of.” I won’t recap his entire argument, and instead invite you to read his thoughts and then come back here […]

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Not a Real Job

July 27th, 2009

I went to see “The Proposal” tonight with some girlfriends, fully prepared to be AMAZED by what Hollywood thinks a book editor does all day. There were, shall we say, some inaccuracies. Not the least of which was mistaking Massachusetts for Alaska, but that’s another issue all together. One of the details I thought dated […]

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Confusion Begone!

February 24th, 2009

Even tried to figure out just where in the big scheme of the publishing world Poppy fits in? Or how First Second relates to Square Fish, and who Schwartz, Wade, Balzer and Bray are? Well, though Rexroth has been asking me for a while to draw up a map to keep track of all the publishing world’s imprints and how they relate to one another, I’m delighted to announce that I no longer have to!

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A conversation about yesterday’s post

January 23rd, 2009

There’s been some really interesting comments on yesterday’s post about Lev Grossman‘s article on Modern Book Publishing. I was particularly taken by Joe’s comment. “The existence of a publishing hurdle will make the accomplishment of getting published a more meaningful one when it finally comes and, beyond that, will make it more likely that I will actually enjoy some success in connecting to readers, because it keeps me from inflicting my worst work on people.” That’s really close to what I was getting at!

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