Monthly Archives: March 2015


“Classics” More Important Than Ever 2

Classics are more important today than ever before.  But to treat this accurately, I’m of the opinion that it must first be clarified why a particular work is blessed with “classic” status. Someone said to me once that any writing of yore was considered a classic if it made it […]


Gatekeeper Remains Publishers’ Domain

Gatekeeper responsibility remains the domain of mainstream publishers, and for good reason according to many observers. Here’s an article from longtime Random House editor Daniel Menaker that was almost a carbon copy of the theme from last month’s Newsletter regarding the need for mainstream publishers to serve as gatekeepers.  I’m […]