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Jan 29, ISBN Jan 29, Minutes. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help.
by Benjamin Dreyer
He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.
Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor.
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In , he became a production editor at Random House, overseeing books by writers… More about Benjamin Dreyer. Anyone who writes anything should have a copy by their computer, and perhaps another on the nightstand, just for pleasure.
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He makes you smile and makes you smarter at the same time. The reader never feels spoken down to, as in so many other style guides, but is instead lifted up, inspired to communicate with more clarity and zing.etynaxem.tk
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And, finally, I talked to Eric Ries, whose Lean Startup is renowned as a bible for folks like me in the startup world. The reason I chose to pursue a traditional publisher rather than self-publishing, using Kickstarter, or going with one of the many alternative publishing options had to do with my primary goal.
The vast majority of the advice I received from authors and those knowledgeable about the publishing world was this:. The second of these was my aim. Sylvie fit the criteria perfectly, and we hit it off over the phone, on email, and in person when I met her in August in New York.
You can see her first email to me below:. Advances are a funny thing. What I can say is that optimizing for a big advance initially struck me as nonsensical. It also seemed that, for an author, a large advance suggested insecurity in their ability to sell the book and earn royalties based on the quantity sold. But, over time and conversations with folks familiar with the industry, the idea of an advance made more sense.
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Big advances indicate books and authors that the publisher believes in, and whose work they want. Advances, therefore, are how publishers bid on deals much like how VCs use company valuation. The books that earn large advances tend to also earn the most marketing and promotion effort from a publisher — book placement, press, paid advertising, etc.