Quick read, then back to work.
“I wish more writers wrote in a major key,” says Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster. “Why anyone would write a novel and not want everyone to read it is a mystery to me.” As for the big advances, he says, “when publishers swing for the fences, I think that’s admirable. Does anyone want publishers to bunt?”
Don’t know about you, but if an advance of six figures came my way, there’s a good chance I would decline it.
[Of course, my wife may have something to say about it.]