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My Glamorous Publishing Life

Submitted by Chris on Tuesday, 01/6/096 Comments

I’ll keep this short. The inspiration for this post comes from yet another a recent NYT article on the demise of Publishing (go ahead and read it - I’ll wait.) When I read the comments of my colleague Ellen Gerstein, I knew I had to throw my two cents in as well.

The publishing life described in the NYT article does not reflect my more than a decade of experience in the industry. So, when we are all lumped into the types of antics described in the article, it’s no wonder people show little sympathy for the current challenges in the print publishing world.

I’m here to tell you that most of us the publishing industry do not enjoy huge expense accounts and 3 martini lunches.

Our industry is not dying, but it is evolving - rapidly.  And those of us in the publishing business are up against many challenges, the least of which is expensive lunches and other indulgences taken by the minority.

(Photo credit ginsnob)

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  • Ellen G. said:

    I tried to call you earlier, but your assistant said you were out for a spa afternoon. Any chance you’ll be back this week?

  • Chris (author) said:

    Sorry E. You know we winter in Belize, and the helicopter to take us to the corporate jet was late in arriving on the rooftop this afternoon.


    I think I can squeeze in a call between massages and those dreadful new titles meetings sometime tomorrow.

    Give me a ringie-dingie then.

  • Lesley Smith said:

    Seriously, have you ever considered doing a Day in the Life post? I’d be most curious what your fascinating job involves

  • John Helmus said:

    I cannot believe you had to use an outside photo of a martini. I have lots of pictures of martinis since I drink them daily, but after work. Olives, no twist.

  • Ellen Gerstein said:

    John is in sales. His currency is alcohol. I’m in marketing. I’m all about my next meal.

  • Book Calendar said:

    I can’t even afford a one martini lunch in Manhattan. The article is a bit silly.

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