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Tim Bray Quotes and Sayings

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Publishing a protocol under the name Atom that tries
to capture all of the prior art in this stage and might
provide a good basis for winding down the syndication wars.
- Tim Bray

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose
petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented
each day with more examination of the bottom line,
it's harder to break out than ever.
- Nicholas Sparks

I didn't go to the right schools, didn't come from a well-known family,
nor was I even remotely connected to a powerful publishing dynasty.
- Matt Drudge

 

Technology has changed the way book publishing works,
as it has changed everything else in the world of media.
- Bruce Jackson

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig

I worked for a publishing company in Hollywood.
- Mac Davis

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I've never seen a worse situation than that of young
writers in the United States.
The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.
- Manuel Puig

Alan's publishing company was in the Brill Building,
and of course, the Brill Building was where all the
songwriters hung out because that's where all the publishers were.
- Johnny Rivers

The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses,
because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I've been willing to go for years without publishing.
That's been my career.
- Marguerite Young

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

I just thought I'd take a break from publishing for a while.
- Max Cannon

If it weren't for received ideas, the publishing industry
wouldn't have any ideas at all.
- Donald E. Westlake

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work,
and speaking openly about one's life,
to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
- Joyce Maynard

All of the changes in publishing since 1960 are significant.
There are far fewer publishers.
- Donald E. Westlake

Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well.
- Thomas Friedman

Planet Lucy Press? I incorporated myself to deal with
publishing and was calling myself Big Bang Incorporated,
which of course has to do with the Big Bang at the beginning of creation.
- Rob Walton

There is a lust in man no charm can tame:
Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame:
On eagles wings immortal scandals fly,
while virtuous actions are born and die.
- William Harvey

Rehearsing a play is making the word flesh.
Publishing a play is reversing the process.
- Peter Shaffer

Any institution becomes a community -
whether it's a high school or a boarding school or
a publishing company or a small town where everybody
knows certain things about people.
- Alice Hoffman

At first my publisher had reservations about publishing
it in the form you are familiar with.
- Orhan Pamuk

I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing
through electronic media...
it still isn't wide enough for the readership they
would need to get a good start.
- Anne McCaffrey

There are those who believe we have need of more literature,
of a large international publishing house,
of a great peace newspaper, or the like.
I am rather skeptical about this idea.
- Fredrik Bajer

Publishing is a very mysterious business.
It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have,
and advertising seems to do very little good.
- Thomas Wolfe

The formation of the News America Publishing Group
will lead to greater editorial excitement,
new business opportunities and greater efficiencies and coordination.
- Peter Chernin

I started working and publishing in price theory by 1938.
- George Stigler

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out
notes is a useful exercise;
a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
- Maria Mitchell

I had a hard time publishing my books in the beginning of my career,
because editors were afraid what people would think of THEM,
personally, if their name was associated with me.
- Susie Bright

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce,
just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
- Patrick White

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music.
A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform
Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.
- Otis Blackwell

Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works.
- Jim Harrison

We're also far enough from the publishing power that
we have no access to the politics of publishing,
although there are interpersonal politics,
of course.
- Katherine Dunn

I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water.
I set up my own label and publishing,
etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
- David Knopfler

One the other hand, the publishing trend is ghastly,
isn't it? Two hundred and something distributors are
now down to 10 or 12? And what's the recruiting drive?
- Jerry Pournelle

Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity,
promotion, and the publishing industry;
but alas,
not always.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time,
I never stopped editing and refining that book.
A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again.
- R. A. Salvatore

I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up
and down Music Row trying to break into the business.
I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

But we discovered that, although I liked publishing,
the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.
- Dick Bruna

Publishing is a business.
Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done,
comes down to dollars.
- Nicholas Sparks

I was publishing when I was 20, 21.
And it really never stopped.
- Daniel Berrigan

The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend
the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing.
Too many things can go wrong.
- Lynn Abbey

Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy
for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print.
You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book.
- Rudy Rucker

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it,
and get sensible people to read it, are the three great
difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton

There are three difficulties in authorship:
to write anything worth publishing,
to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Writers are the lunatic fringe of publishing.
- Judith Rossner

I should have my own publishing companies.
- Solomon Burke

You think publishing is tough but the music world is ten times tougher.
- Jeffery Deaver

I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive,
and some money to record demos.
- Duncan Sheik

I didn't need to borrow money from the record company,
because if I had my own publishing company,
and I had my own writers, I'd have enough to get and
do whatever I wanted to do.
- Solomon Burke

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was
and is not essentially a business.
Nor is it a profession.
- Henry R. Luce

The job of an editor in a publishing house is the dullest,
hardest, most exciting, exasperating and rewarding
of perhaps any job in the world.
- John Hall Wheelock

What I did was, I went and collected every bit of information
from Adventist publishing houses in the basic areas
of doctrine covered in the book Questions on Doctrine.
- Walter Martin

And I'm working with all these great people at Sony Publishing.
- Christy Romano

The magazine was being started by a company that had
no experience in business magazine publishing.
It was a little difficult to get people to sort of
buy into it and to join the staff,
but we did.
- James Daly

Publishing your work is important.
Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free,
you will learn something about your writing.
The editor will say something, friends will mention it.
You will learn.
- Tim Cahill

I spoke to my agent and learned that a Hollywood scout
had seen my proposal in one of the publishing houses,
and had faxed it to Hollywood, where it was generating a lot of interest.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes,
in the way we produce the magazine.
E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing.
- Stanley Schmidt

We have a massive system to regulate creativity.
A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as
copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms,
going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying.
- Lawrence Lessig

I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records,
so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars.
I didn't have to work anymore in life because when
the rappers started sampling...
I'm the most sampled artist in history.
- Rick James

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort,
which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure
the material is not likely to harm anyone,
that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations,
and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
- Julian Assange

While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor,
publisher, book publisher, executive,
etc., so I was established in publishing.
three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports
stars and really opened doors for me in that area.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing,
so that it is now possible for any writer with a book
to get it published at nominal cost or free,
and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
- Piers Anthony

He was the editor of our paper.
He created the publishing house in Hebrew.
He was - I wouldn't say the "guru" -
but really he was our teacher and a most respected man.
I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.
- Shimon Peres

If you look at the publishers I've worked with,
generally, they're a great bunch.
Creation is unlike any other publishing house you can think of.
The people I've worked with have integrity and intelligence and,
almost always, less money than ideas.
- Peter Sotos

Marc Almond has done a couple of covers,
a few people in Europa have done them.
I own all the publishing.
It's never really been addressed, as I haven't had
the time to go out and tout the songs.
- Peter Hammill

To the extent that '60s guys own things,
yes...
but I don't have the publishing, just like most '60s guys,
and that was an error, you know...
part ownership in publishing was the kind of era that
started a little bit later,
when real businessmen started to manage artists.
- John Sebastian

As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between
the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed
of our receiving submissions pipeline.
Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises,
and our ability to publish is increasing linearly.
- Julian Assange

I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer -
by legal people by the publishing firm,
and I may be changing publishers.
They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
- Kenneth Anger

Console game publishing has become more like theatrical
release film-making and it is very hard if you are
not one of the major publishers,
and even for them it is hard unless they are working with major game brands.
- Trip Hawkins

Profile has half the publishing and they control and
administer the publishing and distribute and own the records,
so our group is a 10-point crew.
But we got a lot of money off of the shows.
- Jam Master Jay


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