Exclusive: Today, we open our series of excerpts from Richard Charkin’s ‘My Back Pages,’ releasing on April 17 from Marble Hill.
Richard Charkin in England: On the ‘Desecration of Authors’ Works’
‘To tamper with an author’s words when he or she is no longer with us to express an opinion is sacrilege,’ Richard Charkin writes.
In England, Richard Charkin: Three Gifts for Publishing’s Christmas
‘The real stars of this parable are the three Iranian sorcerers bearing gifts for our infant industry,’ writes Richard Charkin.
Richard Charkin in London: An Updated A-Z of Trade Publishing
Updating his first Publishing Perspectives column published four years ago, Richard Charkin offers a fresh look at trade book publishing.
Richard Charkin’s Frankfurt, Day Three: ‘Climate Action’
The IPA ‘Sustainability Summit’ becomes a strong draw, this year pulling a full house to its session at the Congress Center.
Richard Charkin’s Frankfurt, Day Two: ‘Candide’
At Frankfurter Buchmesse, ‘The stands constructed with huge enthusiasm are a testament to optimism,’ Richard Charkin writes.
Richard Charkin in London: Text and Data Undermining
‘The whole creative industry would be undermined,’ writes Richard Charkin, by the copyright exception promoted in the United Kingdom.
Richard Charkin in the United Kingdom: Dear Literary Agent
Richard Charkin offers ‘a heartfelt apology,’ writing that he now finds literary agents ‘trusted go-betweens and understanding partners.’
Richard Charkin: ‘Vestigial Organs’ in Medicine and Publishing
Drawing on his medical-student days, Richard Charkin examines some of the ‘vestigial’ traditions in international book publishing.
Translator Frank Wynne Responds to Richard Charkin’s Column
Following the publisher Richard Charkin’s column for us on translators and translation, Frank Wynne offers his considered reaction.