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  • Archive for October 22nd, 2007

    This txtmsg made my day…

    Monday, October 22nd, 2007

    Arrived today at 7:44 p.m. from a friend. “Just saw a guy on the subway reading your  galley. He is 70 pages on and loving it. His name is Ian Chin. Works at Hachette.” My friend was so excited that he interrupted Ian even as he was listening to his iPod. And the galleys only […]

    The editorial spirit of the NYTimes best sellers’ list is churn and novelty

    Monday, October 22nd, 2007

    Clark Hoyt, the New York Times public editor, takes on the New York Times best seller list this weekend. Basically what is revealed is that the New York Times list is subjective judgment as well as objective sales — it’s not literally the best selling lists in America at any given point. “The editorial spirit […]