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The Truth About Publishing…

By Tightrope Books | June 29th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

In a recently published Globe and Mail article, it was revealed that the truth about publishing… is that it’s full of hotties.

Russell Smith writes:
It’s an unusual industry: one dominated by highly educated and intelligent women, many of them young. Most of the high-up executives on the commercial side of publishing are still men. The literary side is female. Most of the editors-in-chief of the major publishing houses are women; most of the publicists are women; almost all the agents are women; the powerful CBC Radio programs that discuss books are hosted by women; most of the readers are women; the single powerful bookstore chain in the country is run by a woman. And it is a highly social industry, because social events promote books: Anyone who works for a publishing house must attend, as part of work, frequent evening book launches, book fairs and literary festivals, and they are all soaked in booze. So are most of the writers.

While Russell’s idea of publishing might be a tad glamorized, we appreciate it.

Check out the full article here

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