>and adults’ books editors? In any event, there is a great roundtable discussion among four of ’em over at Poets & Writers.
This past week I had to deal with a new author who was rather over-enthusiastic in his attempts to persuade the Magazine to review his book. I finally had to call in the big guns–his publisher–to get him to back off, but it also provoked a lament on his publisher’s part that the rules seemed to be changing, that authors were being pressed by their publishers, their colleagues, the whole media culture, to go out and promote their own books with the time and zeal that used to be spent on writing the next one. So haranguing review editors might have seemed to this writer to have become acceptable–expected–behavior. I hope it’s not a trend!