Publishing Related Quotes
First, I was a fact checker for Zagat and then I was an editorial assistant for HarperCollins publishing house.
I remember when they started publishing Latino fiction years ago. You had to be really good to get published. Now you don't have to be that good.
Commerce is abusive. It's very hobbling to always be saying, 'Please let me put this out, this thing I've worked on for years.' It's like a nasty parent saying, 'No! Now go to your room.' As publishing companies got bigger, you felt even less significant.
Publishing a short story can sometimes feel like shouting into the dark... your words come out, and then nothing... but I don't think that's why I tend to write novels rather than stories.
I like businesses in transition, first of all. If ever there were a business in transition, it is publishing.
Traditional publishers will be dominant, and they should be because they really do assure quality. But eBooks, which are huge already, are going to eclipse everything. They will save traditional publishing the way DVDs saved movie studios (for a while) and they'll greatly expand the number of readers.
I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
One of the things I like about publishing is that you don't promote the editor - you promote the book and the author.
“Our view is that if we are still publishing Du-Et by issue 20 then we have failed to do our job. We hope that by then there's enough integration of Arab journalists into the Hebrew media, that there will be no need for a separate newspaper raising Arab issues.”
“There are core industries in Manhattan that are thriving, despite the recession, and publishing is one of them.”