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Posted by Roger PetersonBack to Conversations
The book publishing world, centered in New York and Boston, began in the 1840s. Digital and Amazon are really the only new things to hit the industry. All else is largely "the way we have always done things." When I was an editor in college textbook publishing, we would never publish a book that had not gone through several rounds of academic reviewers or readers. Granted, trade publishing is different, but I was asked to be a developmental editor on two manuscripts instead of BK sending those manuscripts to outside readers. Everyone was happy. It struck me that BK has a more risk-taking culture. The book industry is changing because the world around it is changing. BK may be more flexible than the old guard back East.