Come Dance on Publishing's Fake, Premature Grave Tonight


Here’s the latest lament of the book publishing industry, which contains this bit that made me chuckle: “’In terms of making a living as a writer, you better have another source of income,’ says Nan Talese, whose Nan A. Talese/Doubleday imprint publishes Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood and John Pipkin.” Yes, get a job, Ms. Atwood! How grim. Whatever could one do! This seems a good a time as any to note that you’re all invited to the launch of Mischief and Mayhem Books tonight, a group of writers who work with a publisher who doesn’t pulp books and who splits income with writers and doesn’t give it all away to distributors and who publishes Eileen Myles, what more could you want?