Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Sad news from Simon and Schuster

We here at SoTB are sad to hear breaking news this week about three editorial cuts at Simon & Schuster.

Two editors at Pocket Books - editorial director Maggie Crawford and editor Margaret Clark - and an unnamed editorial assistant (rude) from Simon Spotlight Entertainment. Clark handled the Star Trek books, so Trekkies are pretty miffed. This follows 35 lay-offs at S&S reported last December.

I know I critize these overgrown corporate publishers for chasing shallow ideas based purely on sales potential, but no one likes to see folks laid off. Best of luck to Crawford, Clark, and the anonymous ed assistant.

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