November 30, 1986 |
Getting through to the Kremlin is a lot easier than getting a response from most publishers, says John Boswell in "The Awful Truths About Publishing: Why They Always Reject Your Manuscript--and What You Can Do About It" (Warner Books). On the brighter side, Boswell says that 53,000 books did manage to get published in this country last year, so evidently, there is a lot you can do about it. Boswell is co-author of "What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School."
February 23, 1988 |
Sasha Alyson was chilled when he assimilated the gruesome prediction: Within five years, one-third of his friends might be dead from AIDS. His imagination took a macabre turn. Of his 10 closest friends, which three would succumb? Soon thereafter, one of those three was diagnosed and told his death from AIDS was imminent.
October 26, 1986 |
As yet, said Houghton Mifflin editor John Sterling, the book scheduled for publication two years from now is listed simply as "untitled book on Russia." "You think it will sell?" quipped Sterling. Certainly, Sterling conceded, the fact that the book is to be written by former U.S. News and World Report Moscow Bureau Chief Nicholas Daniloff, recently released from 13 days in a Soviet prison and 17 days in the custody of the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, may influence those sales.
March 4, 1990 |
At least the scroll now comes in a frame. For the first five years of the National Book Critics' Circle's existence, that is to say, winners of the group's annual awards took home not a chunky check or a sculpture by a renowned artist, but a rolled-up scroll lauding the author's contribution to the field of American letters.