‘Maybe there are lessons to be learned from rule-breaking,’ writes Richard Charkin, with a new memoir as his case in point.
‘The last 20 years have seen an ever-growing chasm between academic and trade publishing on the technology front,’ writes Charkin.
In his column today, Richard Charkin’s ‘Dear Jeff’ letter captures the publishing industry’s perennially conflicted viewpoints on Amazon.
‘Those hours not spent commuting’ are on Richard Charkin’s list, as he tots up reasons for ‘a degree of optimism’ in book publishing.
Almost 30 years ago, another Cambridge was where Richard Charkin learned about ‘the need to see things through others’ eyes.’
Richard Charkin looks ahead to what kinds of nonfiction trends we may see once the coronavirus is better contained.
‘We’d be cannibalizing our own business,’ is usually wrong, writes Richard Charkin in London. He advises publishers to say yes first, worry later.
Richard Charkin even takes aim at publishing’s parties as he reviews some of the practical lessons of the pandemic–and revisits the hairstyle of his youth.
Coronavirus Worklife: ‘Forget all the failed attempts at finding synergies with multimedia,’ says Richard Charkin to publishing’s leadership. ‘Try again.’
‘Rights departments of publishing houses invariably seem the poor relation of the sales team,’ says Richard Charkin. The pandemic is a prompt to reconsider.