Faculty News: David Delano

David Delano, Adjunct Professor
Pace University, M.S. in Publishing

David Delano’s entire career has been about books. He started working in book publishing in 1970 after attending Northwestern University and Loyola University, where he received a BA in English. His experience ranges from design to editorial management, from title acquisition to manufacturing, from production assistant to VP, and all the stops in-between.  Professor Delano’s publishing background includes Random House and Harper & Row, and printing experience was earned with industry leaders like R.R. Donnelley, G.W. Banta, and W.A. Krueger.  Currently, he is the US representative for a global printing company, Toppan Printing, Hong Kong.  Professor Delano has taught at Pace since the early 2000’s.  He also lectures at the Columbia Publishing Seminar and the NYU Summer Publishing Program.  Professor Delano has also judged the New York Book Show three times.

To add to his resume, during the summer break, Professor Delano had the pleasure of writing a book review for Publishing Research Quarterly, which has led to more writing opportunities. His review was on the book Paper: Paging through History by Mark Kurlansky, an American journalist and nonfiction writer. Paper: Paging through History is about paper production and how society  going “paperless” actually tells us that paper is here to stay.

According to Professor Delano, Kurlansky “utilized his remarkable forensic research skills to bring to life the development of a simple commodity: paper,” while capturing “the influence of paper on the global development of language, literacy, media, art, commerce and learning.” He also concludes that Paper: Paging through History “is not structured as a typical history book, but more like a biography, written with many arcs and sub-plots woven together with the development of virtually every major element that defines the human experience. Paper has been there through it all, preserving man’s permanent record.”