Mandy Brett on ‘Why the World Needs Editors Even if it Doesn’t Need Books’
It is increasingly uncertain whether bookshops, publishers and even books themselves will exist in a few years’ time – at least as we recognise them today. Do we care? Should we? Herewith a humble plea for the future of the book editor, arguably the linchpin of modern publishing, and a less humble assertion of her contribution to culture, commerce and – yes, goddammit – moral standards.
Mandy Brett is a senior editor with Text Publishing, where she has worked since 2002.
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