Any fans of either quotations or writing will want to keep this reference on hand. This fun volume has compiled over one thousand quotes from major players in the writing and publishing industries and, while fun to peruse, actually contains cited words of wisdom from names that many would-be authors will recognize.
According to a press release from publisher North Ridge Books, Gordon’s title “offers some of the best advice about writing and getting published today. The book features not only the collective wisdom of many literary greats (Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Lebowitz), but also many working writers, editors, and publishers.”
While some of the book is dedicated to information and funny quips on getting published–such as, “There is only way to make money at writing, and that is to marry a publisher’s daughter,” told to George Orwell –much of the book contains insightful and interesting quotes about the craft and process as well.
This title is not yet available as an ebook, a fact which almost cost it one star in the review. This type of book would make a great reference for those who wish to include quotations on a number of related topics, and the search capabilities of an ebook would be ideal for a referencable work like this one. Let’s hope that the publisher sees the need for digitization soon.
The physical book is available now from major retailers and booksellers.