Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30, 2010: Missing Jessica McLean-Ricketts

Jessica McLean-Ricketts was the best rep in town. During my tenure at Kensington Books and beyond, she was a mentor, champion, and, most of all, a friend.

Jessica McLean-Ricketts: 1955-2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

October 9, 2010: Akashic and Johnny Temple

Johnny Temple, the Founder and Publisher of Akashic Books, is a breath of fresh air to midlist and big-name authors alike whose publishing houses just don't get them. Here's what he had to say about how and why he, a former rock star, started a publishing company, as well as his goals for said company:

Independent publisher Akashic Books successfully competes on its own terms

Akashic's Johnny Temple to the publishing industry: "Keep up!"