That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion…OK, maybe not, but I did have lunch @ Michael’s yesterday (along with MB Editorial Director Dorian Benkoil) where, aside from failing to recognize most of the media types in attendance (and evidently supplying the quote of the afternoon) I had a little dress rehearsal for the evening discussion of the publishing industry at Makor with Johnny Temple, Jonathan Karp and Bryan Keefer. Noted in the crowd was photographer Mary Reagan and independent publicist Lauren Cerand, who listened attentively to what we had to say on a variety of topics. I’m happy to have made the point that in this business, it’s actually a luxury to be unpublished because you really only get one shot at debut glory. And interestingly enough, for someone who has never worked in publishing, my outlook is awfully commercial. But then, a little pragmatism and a lot of realism goes a long way…
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