I came across some notes I took at a writers’ conference last year, where former Warner Books Vice President of Sales and book marketing expert (and a good friend of mine) Jerry D. Simmons spoke about publishing and what acquisition editors are looking for.
First, Jerry gave us a brief summary of the publishing world. He said, “There are 6 major New York publishers; 5 are foreign owned, with Simon Schuster being the only US owned company.”
He also said that it was important for authors to understand the overall picture...
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