Big 5 Publisher

Writing Does Not Offer a Quick Road to Fame and Fortune–But Success Can Happen with Hard Work

Fame and fortune!   I’m constantly driving just how long it takes on average for a writer to make it with the now Big 5.  I’ve consistently mentioned the number of writers who espouse the “6 and 14” model, which equates to writing 6 books during a 14-year period before […]

Publishers Do Edit–The Question Is, When?

In my Newsletters, I’ve discussed at length the question of whether or not mainstream publishers edit.  A former Random House editor-in-chief, Dan Menaker, in the Daily Beast lists four book he considers “under-appreciated” books that he edited.  They are Zoli by Colum McCann, Serpent Girl by Matthew Carnahan, Blood Kin […]