Monday, November 17, 2008

Charkin Blog

I see Richard Charkin's excellent blog on publishing (with a sprinkling of cricket) that he wrote during his time at Macmillan has now been made into a book. You can read the blog and browse the "Charchive" here and you can buy the book here. Here's a few examples of his posts:
Supporting public libraries
Top publishing blogs
On royalties
On blogs becoming books
Favourite film quote ("Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me")

He also provides a damning quote (here) about lawyers from Auberon Waugh who said: "Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish goes into politics and the sh*ts into law." As for his own industry, he says, "I suppose publishing lies somewhere between journalism and business. I hope so."

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