Obscure in the Shade of the Giants: Publishing Lives, Volume 2

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Black Heron Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 520 pages
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Obscure in the Shade of the Giants follows the path of a hypothetical book, through interviews, from its author to its availability to readers. In this, Volume II of Publishing Lives, writers, publishers, distributors and booksellers talk about their or profession and what keeps them at it. Among the issues raised are author-publisher relations, the advantages and disadvantages of running a nonprofit press, the impact of superstores and dot.coms on the industry, the balance ( or lack of it) between commerce and art, and the varieties of distribution.

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Readers dismayed at the increasing corporatization of the publishing world, lamented by Andr Schiffrin in The Business of Books (LJ 8/00) and Jason Epstein in Book Business (Norton, 2001), will be ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Jerome Gold is the author of fourteen books, including The Moral Life of Soldiers and the memoir, Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility. Russell Banks said about this book: Ive finished reading Jerome Golds terrific book cover to cover without a break Its a powerful and very tenderhearted book without a soupçon of sentimentality. Unforgettable! Mr. Golds novels include Sergeant Dickinson, about which the New York Times Book Review said: [It] belongs on the high, narrow shelf of first-rate fiction about battlefield experience. He has published stories, essays, reviews and poems in Chiron Review, Moon City Review, Fiction Review, Boston Review, Hawaii Review, and other journals.

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