Change Comes to Publishing and Bookselling

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Some thoughts on the relationship between writers and publishers from Jane Friedman, Publisher & Editorial Director, Writer’s Digest via Digital Book World:

Over on my Facebook page, I shared a quote from David Ogilvy:

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.

Publishing falls into the modern world of business, and it’s always benefiting through and from creative original thinkers (one hopes).

The mediocre writer who can sell is usually more successful than the talented writer who cannot. Aside from all other hard truths about publishing, this is the one that many writers find most difficult to accept.

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One thought on “Change Comes to Publishing and Bookselling

  1. themiketrupiano April 30, 2010 / 12:02 am

    great article about publishing. thanks for posting!

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