January 18th, 2007

books

telling it like it really might be

Apparently Blind Submission is making the rounds among various colleagues of mine and after reading the reviews, I'm tempted just to see how much of a send-up it is, though I just bought more new books to add to my to-read pile and my book budget is feeling stretched already. Years ago I read The Bestseller, which focuses on a similar topic.

And here's my favorite bit from today's Publishers Lunch:

From the Department of Perspective
The largest bankruptcy in publishing history threatens the existence of 150 publishers and takes a big chunk out of the 2006 profits of everyone else and it barely rates a mention in the national media. But Harper officially closes an imprint that we all knew was dead already, lays off 10 people, and it's international news.
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