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Oprah May Go, But Publishing Will Carry On

Yesterday’s post suggesting publishers need to get over Oprah Winfrey‘s imminent departure from daytime TV resonated with at least one senior editor from the major houses, who emailed us to say:

Oprah picks were always supposed to be gravy for a publisher’s bottom line. We don’t publish books to cater to her tastes so that she can make our year for us. To suggest that is just the tail wagging the dog. Anyway, plenty of huge word-of-mouth successes—The Help, Twilight, Friday Night Knitting Club, Charlaine Harris, Freakonomics, Stieg Larsson—had absolutely nothing to do with Oprah. Publishing existed before her, and it’ll continue without her—so long as we’re all doing our jobs right.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.