“My childhood reading had a huge impact on me, and I think in many ways set me on a course to work in publishing…Part of the joy of the nighttime reading ritual was selecting and discussing the books with Mom. So it was when I was very little that I started to understand the pleasure that comes not just from reading books, but also from choosing them and talking about them. And that’s really what publishers do – find and spread the word about books they love.”
-Will Schwalbe, from an interview on BookRiot.com. Click here to read the rest of Schwalbe’s interview. He is the author of End of Your Life Book Club, and former SVP and Editor in Chief of Hyperion Books.
“Tape the sound of friends laughing together. Save it for rainy day.”
–Yoko Ono, artist, anti-war activist, wife of The Beatles singer, John Lennon.
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“I think the printed magazine is a completely unique experience. There’s nothing like it. It’s unique as a lean-back experience, it’s uniquely immersive…There are some consumers who will always want to read that magazine in print. There are some who will want to read it in print, on mobile, tablet, or look at the websites, but I think the print remains the anchor of the experience.”
–Mary Berner, CEO of the MPA, in a blog interview with Samir Husni, aka “Mr. Magazine.”
“A magazine is a great invention. You take the best things you can find from around the world, you put together great stories, great photography and you give it to the consumer for $5. They can pass it on to somebody else; they can recycle it. If they lose it they can buy another one. It’s available everywhere, and we’ll send it to their door for less. That’s a pretty good deal. Magazines are a very viable part of our lives and will be for as long as people are alive.”
–Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair magazine