Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Editorial meetings online?

Okay, so this was the bit of the Penguin press release that caught my attention, and I kind of buried it...

"In addition, during the last week in February, the public will have the unique opportunity to get an inside peek into the editorial selection process, when video clips of actual editorial staff discussions at Penguin Group (USA) will be posted online."

The remote chance that some editors might be debating the pros and cons of publishing my book online for the world to see simultaneously thrills and terrifies me. Mostly the latter.

Do you think they'll really show actual editorial meeting???

6 comments:

Kimber Chin said...

A heavily edited massaged editors meeting? Sure. It'd be a PR piece.

Maureen McGowan said...

Yes, I'm sure you're right. But to make it "good TV" or rather "good podcast" they'll might include some discussion of some they hate. Or get a little fight going between editors backing rival horses, that kind of thing. Yikes. Could be fascinating whether or not mine gets discussed -- which is a 1/100 long shot.

Annette said...

I can't see them having a meeting where they discuss an actual manuscript. But then again, this is the era of reality tv so perhaps they have permission from an author to do so.

Either way, I'm sure it'll make for some interesting viewing.

Annette said...

D'uh! I didn't realize this was about the Amazon contest until I just read your previous post.

Anyway, good luck with it! I've been following the contest and your entry is wonderful. And being in the Top 100 is fantastic.

Kristen Painter said...

Um - wow! That would be so cool.

(And fingers crossed for you on that new genre attempt!)

booklady said...

That sounds fascinating. I'm with a lot of the commenters, though--they definitely wouldn't show an unedited, no-holds-barred, totally honest, normal editorial meeting. (There? Did I add enough adjectives and adjective phrases to that one?)

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