Anthony Doerr


Mainstream Publisher Still the Best Path to Pursue

Seeking a mainstream publisher first continues to remain the best choice for most writers. And, yes, even with all the self-publishing options now available. One of the best articles I’ve read in a long time is by agent Howard Yoon on “How to Make a Bestselling Book.  I believe that […]


Favorites Seldom Win Book Awards

Favorites seldom win major book awards.  To this point, an aspect of publishing I concentrated on over the years involves bestseller lists.  I mentioned in a Newsletter, originally broadcast on November 18, 2014, that the National Book Awards were being announced the next day, and to look for the winners.  […]


Anthony Doerr’s ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

I found Anthony Doerr’s ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE to be a remarkable read.  But, as with THE GOLDFINCH, not for the reasons routinely cited in the reviews.  Many who hated ATLWCS said that the latter half of the narrative fell apart.  One reader, a particularly abrasive soul, even […]


DeMille Cites Five Editors for “Radiant Angel”

One of my favorite contemporary writers is Nelson DeMille.  I’ve often discussed UP COUNTRY in my Newsletters and that I consider this a work of Literature, it’s that well written and thought-provoking.  I don’t know of a writer who is better at holding a reader’s interest, which is no easy […]


Quality Literature Major-Imprint Focus 2

Quality literature really does matter to the mainstream publishing houses.  In this long article I’m going to be discussing why mainstream publishers are crucial for the success of every writer, no matter how this author enters the world of becoming published.  My starting point is to suggest taking a look […]