Day: June 10, 2008

John Blake: Book publishing genius?

Eoin Purcell

The Bookseller has a great profile piece
On John Blake the man behind Being Jordan (and many other bestsellers). It is fairly frank and honest:

“Big publishers are now thinking ‘been there, done that—let’s go back to doing proper books’. I’m going along after the Lord Mayor’s Show with my bucket and shovel picking all the books up again.”

It is well worth reading too. He is surely one of the most fascinating characters in modern publishing and someone we all could learn a thing or two from.

Finished The Spook’s Apprentice and loved it
Eoin