Tom Doherty, founder, publisher, and president of Tor books, joins us to talk about publishing. If you’ve ever wondered what a publisher does — not the company, the human being to whom the editors report — this is the episode for you. Whether you want to work as an editor, want to find the right editor, or just have a burning curiosity about this industry, Tom has the answers. He talks to us about the history of the industry, the changes it’s currently undergoing, and the direction it may take in the future.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison. As Tom points out during the cast, it's unusual for a book to make The New York Times Best Sellers list twenty-eight years after its publication.
Writing Prompt: Write a story about a publisher trying to predict the next trend, and the technology he's using to do it.
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