J.E. FISHMAN is an erstwhile literary agent and editor turned writer and publisher. He’s the author of a thriller, Primacy, and the detective novel Cadaver Blues, the first serial novel to appear on these pages. He’s also not the worst tennis player in the world (that’s a backhand compliment!).
At TNB, he has been a prescient publishing pundit, contributing a slew of must-read pieces about the industry, namely:
— 8 predictions for the future of book-selling (i.e, Books Without Borders)
He thinks that the current business model is unsustainable, and that big publishers, like Darwinian creatures, must adapt or die. (Same thing for whoever decides what makes the book review pages of The New York Times). He also is concerned that global warming has made a hell of heaven.
And he not only has the scoop on the publishing industry; he also has the skinny on the fat man in the red suit, Santa Claus.