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  • It's weird - I don't feel like I'm a better or more confident writer because I'm publishing something. I think, for most writers as well, it's like reinventing the wheel every time. I have no idea what I'm doing writing a novel, and in some ways, it's the only way to do it.

  • I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first.

    Running   Book   Thinking  
  • Self-publishing in comics is core to the whole artform. There is no scarlet letter in comics as there still is, to some degree, in prose. As no publisher for a long time would publish serious work in comics, the only way a lot of it came out was because of self-publishing. Many of the greatest works of the medium are self-published.

    Self   Long   Serious  
  • I saw that publishing all over the world was deeply constrained by self-censorship, economics and political censorship, while the military-industrial complex was growing at a tremendous rate, and the amount of information that it was collecting about all of us vastly exceeded the public imagination.

  • I sent a lot of publishing ideas to my publisher, about 30 of them. Each time except 3, i got a "rejection letter". This is basically what a rejection letter is like: Hello Pathetic Moron, We read your book. It sucked. Don't send us another one. If you do, we will run over your grandmother with a bus. Don't Do It. From, Your Publisher

  • You can't just pay attention to the short term, you just have to keep publishing.

    Attention   Pay   Term  
    "GQ&A: Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl on Mark Ronson, cults and the end of techno". Interview with Tom Ward, May 23, 2014.
  • My grief is that the publishing world, the book writing world is an extraordinary shoddy, dirty, dingy world.

    Grief   Dirty   Book  
  • We are interested in stifling the sale of this book. We believe that this can be best accomplished by refusing to be stampeded into giving it publicity...The less discussion there is concerning it the more sales resistance will be created. We therefore appeal to you to refrain from comment on this book...It is our conviction that a general compliance with this request will sound the warning to other publishing houses against engaging in this type of venture. (Signed) Richard E. Gutstadt, Director.

  • It's frustrating when people get upset with me about not going out to DVD - the reason is that I plan to tour with the films for many, many years, not just a month or a week. Literally years. And as soon as I would put it out on DVD, it would ruin the financial possibilities of me making it a theatrical event. Whereas the book, the publishing of a screenplay, would not cause that problem.

    Book   People   Upset  
  • I started publishing my comic while I was still living with my parents.

  • There's a lot of funding of the media and film in particular, literary publishing gets recognized as culture. I think fashion should too.

  • I learned a lot of things about literature talking to people at the publishing company. Did you know that about 90 percent of celebrity autobiographies are ghostwritten?

    "John Cleese and The Key to Comedy". Interview with Devon Ivie, November 11, 2014.
  • A lot of people get to the point in their careers where blurbs are ghostwritten for them, because they're like, "I want to support this person, it's good for my career," and so they get someone at the publishing house to do it, or they copy something from the press release. People write their own blurbs, absolutely, some huge percentage of the time.

  • If it weren't for received ideas, the publishing industry wouldn't have any ideas at all.

    The Book Reporter interview, April 21, 2000.
  • Even more than getting compliments on social media, what I love is when some random stranger says something very funny or insightful about my books, often in 140 characters or less! It's a very casual, low-stakes, non-burdensome way of connecting that I think is fun for both the writer and the reader. And there are a lot of clever people out there who have no connection to publishing.

    Clever   Fun   Book  
  • [On working with James Joyce:] So, either you run your publishing business far away, where your writer can't get at it, or you publish right alongside of him - and have much more fun - and much more expense.

    Running   Fun   Far Away  
  • I have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend.

    Strong   Thinking   Media  
  • I think book publishing is fun, but I also know I've been very lucky.

    Fun   Book   Thinking  
    "The Writing Life". Interview with Mark Matousek, July 19, 2016.
  • I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.

    Book   Editors   Stories  
  • I was four when I announced my ambition to write, eight when I began publishing such claims.

  • There is a marvelous peace in not publishing ... I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure.

    J. D. Salinger (2016). “J. D. Salinger: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations”, p.29, Melville House
  • I feel like it's a good time to be a writer. I'm terminally optimistic. It seems like the publishing industry is in the middle of a big transition, and that the rules of the game are still sorting themselves out.

  • It [eBook] is like introducing the machine gun to a revolutionary war. It changes everything. If you can reach your fans directly without having to go through a middle man, the entire economics of the publishing business changes.

    War   Gun   Men  
  • Publishing should be a collaboration between authors and their smartest readers - and at some point the distinction should become meaningless.

  • I know publishing now more as an author than with occasional peaks inside those elite offices than as an industry insider. It was difficult publishing a novel the first time around, while working behind the scenes, knowing all that has to happen to make a book a success and to still make the leap as an author.

    Book   Knowing   Office  
  • It's pretty interesting how it all started out. After The Voice, I got introduced to some of my publishing people. We were out in Los Angeles and they said to give them a call when the show was all said and done and they'd get me into the writing world.

    Writing   Voice   People  
  • I hate this word 'graphic novel.' It is a term publishing houses have created for the bourgeois so they wouldn't be ashamed of buying comics... I'm not a graphic novelist. I am a cartoonist and I make comics and I am very happy about it.

  • I've felt pressure to produce long fiction for as long as I've been writing fiction. There's just an incredible bias in the publishing industry toward novels and away from short stories. They're seen as D.O.A. in the marketplace, which seems nuts to me, given that various collections done smashingly and deservedly well in economic terms.

    Writing   Long   Done  
  • The American writer is a very pampered figure - by foundations, by fellowships, by publishing advances. Even though I am not American, I have been pampered enough myself to know how it can make your life too frictionless.

  • People ask me what my predictions are for publishing and how digital is changing things and I tell them my only real prediction is that is it's all changing. Amazon, Google and all of those things probably aren't the enemy. The enemy right now is simply refusing to understand that the world is changing.

    Real   People   Google  
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