Harper’s Sara Nelson on the Lifelong Pursuit of Learning

Harper’s Sara Nelson on the Lifelong Pursuit of Learning   “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” William Butler Yeats once wrote. If Yeats is to be believed, then Sara Nelson is aflame in her position as executive editor at HarperCollins. The relatively new appointment comes after several […]

Soho Press: Independent and Flourishing

Soho Press: Independent and Flourishing   When many people picture an independent publisher, they envision a small startup hoping to be acquired by a bigger firm. That’s not the case with Soho Press—quite the opposite, in fact. Proudly independent for over three decades, Soho aims to discover new voices and bring them to the literary […]

Travel the Intriguing Road of Publishing With Mulholland Books

Travel the Intriguing Road of Publishing With Mulholland Books

Travel the Intriguing Road of Publishing With Mulholland Books “Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate,” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien, whose words precisely describe exactly what each reader is seeking when turning the pages of an intriguing book. We don’t know what’s around the next bend, so we keep […]

The Evolution of Other Press

The Evolution of Other Press

The Evolution of Other Press   How many publishers can say they got their start by translating Lacan texts into English, and then segued that into publishing bestselling novels? Most likely the answer is “just one.” Other Press is unique in every way, and its staff members have turned their passion for the written word […]

Hanover Square Press: Bringing Fresh Stories to Life

Hanover Square Press: Bringing Fresh Stories to Life   It’s been said that every new story starts the same way—with a blank page. Publishing itself is no different, and even the most legendary publishers started at the beginning with a blank slate, a newly hired stable of editors, and a hunger for bringing the best […]

An Evening With Wallace Shawn

An Evening With Wallace Shawn   From time to time, pundits will opine on the lack of intellectuals and geniuses in our society, with many questioning over the past several years, “Where have all the philosophers gone?” Clearly, they haven’t looked diligently enough, because the geniuses, intellectuals, and philosophers remain firmly in our midst. In […]

Sourcebooks: Driving Change in the Publishing World

Sourcebooks: Driving Change in the Publishing World

Sourcebooks: Driving Change in the Publishing World     Everyone knows the legendary story of how Steve Jobs started Apple Computers in a garage, but many people don’t realize that publishing often has the same humble beginnings and can grow into an equally strong powerhouse. Such is the background of Sourcebooks, which started in a […]

Interview with Judith Curr

Interview with Judith Curr

Interview with Judith Curr When Simon & Schuster asked Judith Curr to set up a new imprint within the company, no one could have foreseen the meteoric success that the upstart Atria Books would enjoy almost immediately after launching in 2002. Now home to authors including Vince Flynn, Isabel Allende, and Kevin Hart, Atria has […]

Pegasus Books Takes Flight

Pegasus Books Takes Flight “Publishing is a very mysterious business,” Thomas Wolfe famously said, and it’s no secret that those interested in the publishing field look in wonderment at the entire process. New publishers have come on the scene over the last decade or so that have begun to revolutionize the industry with fresh takes […]