f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: From the Coffee shop in Mt Hermon - Colleagiality vs. Competitiveness.

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Friday, April 07, 2006

From the Coffee shop in Mt Hermon - Colleagiality vs. Competitiveness.

It's an odd thing being at a conference with your colleagues from other publishing houses, because they're fabulous people with whom you share so much in common and would likely be "best friends for life" except for the fact that...well...you're all battling for the same thing: talented authors.

I don't have much to elaborate on this. It's just an odd unspoken tension. We're professionals; we understand the importance of having a broad and thriving publishing market across many houses--yet we still want the best books for ourselves darn it.