Archive | Value of books

If only fiction books had indexes…

As an indexer, I wish every book had an index.  As a fiction-reader for personal pleasure, I really wish more fiction books had indexes.  Maybe it’s my increasingly forgetful nature that makes me wish this.  I am forever reading a book and trying to think back, “now what was his sister’s name?” or “didn’t it […]

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Reading for pleasure after reading for work

When you read all day for work, what do you read for pleasure?  Obviously professionals in the publishing industry are book lovers.  Otherwise we’d get different jobs.  But when eight hours of your day (or thereabouts) is spent poring over books in various stages of development, do you have the ambition to read for pleasure […]

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Quote about the value of books

Great quote about the value of books: Reading a wonderful book by W.D. Wetherell called “The Writing on the Wall,” I ran across a quote that makes me happy to work in publishing and be part of creating great books: “Right now, understand? Out there, out across the country, men and women not much older […]

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