Against the apparent modern trend, the publisher Mark Barty-King, who has died aged 68, believed that "the author is the most important person on the block". He understood the importance of personal relationships. His authors were often surprised to find that the receptionist knew who they were, that their books had been widely read throughout the company and that high hopes were not confined to their editor.
Friday, April 07, 2006
In Publishing News, Patrick Janson-Smith remembers publisher Mark Barty-King. There's also an obituary by Mike Shaw in The Guardian.