Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Author-publisher relationship of the day

Anthony Horowitz, author of the wildly successful Alex Rider series for children and now The House of Silk for adults which I have bought but not yet read, asks in the Guardian, “Do we still need publishers?”. He says of Orion, his adult publisher:
Relations between us have been strained ever since they published my Sherlock Holmes novel, The Mouse of Slick, with no fewer than 35 proof-reading errors. Their proof-reader tried to kill herself. She shot herself with a gnu.
It’s a terrific piece, serious and curious about how to write in the digital age.

Monitor: Zirk van den Berg

1 comment:

buddy2blogger said...

Hilarious post. I have read this pastiche and did like it very much :)