Do Book Editors Deserve a Cut of the Profits?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

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.

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The Future for Book Editors: Royalties?

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Editorial by Ann Patty For 34 years, I worked as an editor and publisher in New York publishing corporations. I was the youngest editor ever to be given her own imprint (Poseidon Press/Simon & Schuster), then went to Crown as Editorial Director, and finally to Harcourt as Executive Editor. At Harcourt I was a part time employee, publishing only five …