Friday, May 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

Editor Lee Boudreaux of Random House:
We had an intern one summer at Random House who said to me at the end of the summer, “It dawned on me; I could be making more money anywhere else.” And I said, “You are surrounded by people who would be making more money doing their job anywhere else.”

Book publishing is not where you go to get rich--as an author, as an agent, as an editor, as a salesman, as a publicist, none of it. But that means it is staffed completely by people who are committed to the idea of books, and getting them out there in the world to be read, and making those books as good as they can be, and making them reach as many people as they can.