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Quote Left To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called? Quote Right
Quote Left One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it's true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves. Quote Right
Quote Left The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off. Quote Right
Quote Left No publisher should ever express an opinion on the value of what he publishes. That is a matter entirely for the literary critic to decide. I can quite understand how any ordinary critic would be strongly prejudiced against a work that was accompanied by a premature and unnecessary panegyric from the publisher. A publisher is simply a useful middle-man. It is not for him to anticipate the verdict of criticism. Quote Right
Quote Left How often we recall, with regret, that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor and missed him and killed a publisher. But we remember with charity that his intentions were good. Quote Right
Quote Left The publisher is a middleman, he calls the tune to which the whole rest of the trade dances; and he does so because he pays the piper. Quote Right
Quote Left A publisher is a specialized form of bank or building society, catering for customers who cannot cope with life and are therefore forced to write about it. Quote Right
Quote Left Oh Lord, forgive the misprints! Quote Right
Quote Left At first my publisher had reservations about publishing it in the form you are familiar with. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Publisher

Quote Left The biggest difference I have found between being a writer, poet... someone that uses "words", to draw...and that of a publisher and/or editor... is that one group is busy painting outside the lines. The other is trying to figure out how to fit the creation, into them.  Quote Right