The industry bible, Publisher’s Weekly, released their picks of Notables of 2010 in book publishing this week. Among the names were Barnes & Noble’s Len Riggio, veteran literary agent, Andrew Wylie, Google’s Tom Turvey and others.
One quick glance at the list and readers may notice something is missing. Although certainly notable and arguably deserving of accolades, PW’s list this year negates to mention any women in book publishing and virtually no people of color.
If you could nominate anyone as a 2010 Notable Woman or a Notable Person of Color in book publishing, who would you nominate? Would it be Jane Friedman for her e-publishing venture Open Road Media, perhaps Jamie Raab for Hachette’s notable success with Grand Central, perhaps Alex Simmons for his work with Kids Comic Con, Junot Diaz for being chosen as a prestigious member of the Pulitzer Prize Board or someone else?
Comment below and tell us your thoughts.
EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this post mentioned Sonny Mehta, a publisher of Indian descent. The reference was removed and the post was modified. This correction was not immediately noted in the post, as is our usual policy when facts are changed within a post.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The headline has been corrected as well to reflect the change.
*Full Disclosure: This GalleyCat blogger is published by Grand Central.