Synopses & Reviews
Part memoir, part history, Schiffrin's account of the collapsing standards of contemporary publishing offers an engaging counterpoint to recent celebratory memoirs of the industry written by those with more stock options than scruples, warning of the danger to adventurous, intelligent publishing in the bull ring of today's marketplace.
Part-memoir, part-history, The Business of Books is an irascible, acute and often passionate account of the collapsing standards of contemporary book publishing. It has appeared throughout the world in seventeen different editions.
About the Author
André Schiffrin was, for thirty years, the publisher of Pantheon Books. In 1990 Schiffrin left Pantheon to found The New Press. He is the author of The Business of Books, Words and Money, A Political Education, and Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists. He divides his time between Paris and New York.