Highlights of Past Events:
Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Watch it on C-Span BookTV here
I was joined at Politics and Prose, the magnificent bookstore in Northwest D.C., for a conversation about the editor's craft and the book business. I described the "Three Phases of Editing" as set out in What Editors Do. Susan Ferber of Oxford University Press talked about working with scholarly authors writing for general readers, based on her chapter in the book, "Of Monographs and Magnum Opuses." Cal Morgan of Riverhead talked about the "editor as evangelist," from his chapter "Start Spreading the News." And literary agent Gail Ross, who has handled many Washington heavy hitters and sold many bestsellers, gave us the agent's perspective on what editors do. We had a great discussion and fielded many good questions from a standing-room audience. You can watch the whole thing at the BookTV website--just click on this link.