Two Writers or Two Publishers, Are Literary Households Better at their Jobs?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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By Edward Nawotka

It’s said that opposites attract. But so do people with similar interests, especially in the literary world. It’s not uncommon to hear of couples who met — and married — through publishing. Whether it’s an agent married to an editor, two editors married to each other, an author married to another, or as discussed in today’s feature editorial, a couple that started a publishing house together — we all know literary households.

Having a sounding board at home can be a benefit, but it can also cause strife. On balance do the positives outweigh the negatives?

When a couple has complimentary careers, does that make them better at their jobs? Having a sounding board at home can be a benefit, but it can also cause strife. On balance do the positives outweigh the negatives?

Share your experiences with us and let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.