Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Spillane and misogyny

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 12 Jul 2006

There are countless ways for editors to make money for their publishers that have absolutely nothing to do with the vox populi.

Aside from which, a lot of publishers cater to niche markets these days, so the vox populi would seem an unlikely inspiration.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Robison
  Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 5:10 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Spillane and misogyny

  Al Guthrie wrote:

  My problem with this argument, Miker, is that the vox
  populi doesn't determine what gets published. Editors

  One of the primary functions of an editor is to make
  money for the company he works for. That implies
  knowing what the people want. If his tastes differ
  drastically from the people who buy and read books,
  he's on shaky ground and better have his resume in


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