Not long after posting my defence of John Green, I came across a potentially incendiary piece on Publishing Perspectives about how vital an editor really is. Don’t worry, John Green hasn’t secretly taken over this place, but the ideas he and, as it turns out, others touched on are worth exploring in more depth.
Publishing industry commentary seems to be on a hair trigger right now. Tweets and blog posts are likely to be fired at someone before they’ve even finished speaking, much less been understood. The trouble with all this volatility is that its usually only the easy targets who get hit: agents, big publishers and anyone standing… Read more »