My thoughts and prayers are with the family and colleagues of my old boss Peter Workman tonight. He was a stand up guy and a publishing genius who always did what he thought was right, always loved what he did, and always always always championed the backlist. He was tough but fair and has a sixth sense for knowing what worked and what didn’t. In a world where more and more things are owned by fewer and fewer companies, he was an independent publisher in every sense of the word.
The book world lost a prince today. The real genuine article.
Damn. The industry just got a whole lot less awesome.
October 19,1938 – April 7, 2013