Guest Column: The New Give-to-Get Publishing Economy: Edith D. Wilson, R.I.P.
While Editorial Anonymous is to be commended for creating valuable content for aspiring writers and engaging online in concrete ways, I am saddened by his or her perceived need for anonymity. Anonymity rarely fosters trust. I look forward to the day when publishing houses offer up their size and scale to readers via the many individual voices I am fortunate enough to hear every day. In the give-to-get economy, there is no get without the give. Luckily, there are thousands within this business who have the words, the passion and the ability to give book readers some of what they really want: to talk with us, not about us.
Carolyn Pittis is senior vice president, global marketing strategy and operations for HarperCollins Publishers. Contact her at Carolyn.Pittis@HarperCollins.com.