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New York, New York: Understanding The Big 5 Publishers with Spencer Ellsworth


New York corporate publishers--Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster--have an overwhelming presence in book publishing, but how exactly? Are they gatekeepers or tastemakers? Why do they buy and promote what they do? Is it better to be indie, small-press, or "Big Time" New York? Come get your questions answered. Spencer Ellsworth, former agent, freelance editor, and author of the Starfire Trilogy from Tor Books, demystifies the big New York publishing industry.