Picador editor enthuses about trade paperback originals
I met with Josh Kendall, an editor at Picador, yesterday at the Dey House. After shoving my 162 pages (Part 1) at him, he sat there smiling at me as I stumbled through what I suddenly realized was supposed to be my "pitch." Need to work on that. Anyway, he added mine to his pile and seemed interested in what I'd said about the book. He suggested reading Mason & Dixon, and the way he talked about it made me realize I will have to read that. He talked about Picador and mentioned they publish trade paperback originals, and I perked up. "That's what I want," I said. "That's really great to hear," he said. He said they are doing very well with them and he thinks "they are the future of literary fiction." Really nice guy who gave me about 20 minutes at the end of what had to be a long day for him.