The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner
Enjoyable and insightful look at the publishing industry. Lerner’s tone is sympathetic and supportive, but still quite realistic about publication. The stories she shares illustrate her points well, although there were a few times when I wished she’d been willing to share the names of the individuals in question. That was just me being nosy though! There are some named examples however, so it’s not just all anonymous examples.
Recommended for anyone seeking publication. If you’re not, I’m not sure how valuable it would be, but I found it interesting enough that I was glad I read it, even if I’m not looking to be published in the foreseeable future. I do generally like behind-the-scenes type looks at things though, so I was a bit predisposed to enjoy this. [Read more...]