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The secret to commercial success in publishing revealed.

August 13, 2010 \am\31 5:17 am

From The Penguin Blog:

“The author in question? A publisher’s dream. Under thirty-five, incredibly talented, handsome and charismatic and with what some like to call a very promotable personal story.”

Guess all you unattractive over thirty-fives are fucked.

  1. Richard D. Allen permalink
    August 13, 2010 \am\31 8:09 am 8:09 am

    Uh, the author in question is John le Carré. In other words, it’s a joke.

    Although it is true that publishers are happier if you have some of the above traits, but anyone trying to get press coverage for an individual would be.

    • August 13, 2010 \am\31 9:53 am 9:53 am

      hahaha! thanks richard, jokes on me, i didn’t bother to find out who the author was. he seems lovely.

  2. Tanner McSwain permalink
    August 13, 2010 \am\31 10:13 am 10:13 am

    And let the record show that The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is a really, really good fucking book.

  3. August 13, 2010 \pm\31 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

    It seems like most esteemed writers with successful careers are above 35, which conflicts with promotional advantages. I wonder if publishing, like the music industry, will eventually move into the realm of taking up 18-25 year-olds.

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