Do Book Editors Deserve a Cut of the Profits?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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By Edward Nawotka

In today’s lead story former Harcourt editor Ann Patty raises an interesting question: If an editor is integral to the shaping of a successful book, don’t they deserve a cut of the profits? A royalty of their own?

Read Ann’s editorial and let us know what you think in the comments or via Twitter using hashtag #ppdiscuss.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.