'The Hierarchy of Book Publishing': the top 100
Knopf publicity EVP Paul Bogaard’s latest exercise in long-form blogging has been making the rounds in the publishing industry this morning. His partly serious, partly tongue-in-cheek list of the top 100 power players in book publishing is both astute and guffaw-worthy: No. 4, “authors who have been to Heaven, met God”; No. 6, “intern assigned to company twitter feed.” Of course, we instantly did a CTRL+F for Entertainment Weekly, and we placed at No. 37 for putting Knopf’s Dragon Tattoo on our cover more than once — right behind Suze Orman and above The Atlantic. That’s not a bad place to be, I suppose, but we expect better in 2013.