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Monday, December 1, 2008 2:27 pm
It Is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times
Posted by: Keir Graff

Talk about a business of extremes. [1] One could imagine the book, venerable as it is, just vanishing into the ether. [2] Nevertheless, publishers continue to produce books, while countless numbers of people read them and — a word that crops up frequently in relation to books — love them. [3]

1. “Publishing Displays Its Split Personality,” by Motoko Rich, New York Times

2. “How to Publish without Perishing,” by James Gleick, New York Times

3. “Heavy Reading,” by James Campbell, New York Times

One Response to “It Is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times”
  1. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Good-Looking Books a Recipe for Publishing Success? Says:

    [...] James Gleick’s NYT Op-Ed (”How to Publish without Perishing,” also linked Monday). Gleick wrote: Forget about cost-cutting and the mass market. Don’t aim for instant blockbuster [...]


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