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DAILY Books May 16, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Writing prizes are great news for the recipients, but they're even more spectacular for the community: You get a whole new set of rising stars to watch make their impressive trajectory. Check out the latest on these recent winners...."
Columns December 6, 1996
"...Five years ago, when I was an editor at HarperCollins, when it was still
called Harper & Row, a collegial old place not yet fully incorporated into
Rupert Murdoch's global media offensive, management held editors to
acquisitions goals which assigned books "letter grades," A through D, with
coveted A books having estimated first printings of 50,000 copies or more.
There was an explicit rule that hardcover books whose first-year sales were
projected below 15,000 copies would not be acquired by the firm, unless they
were likely to win a major literary prize (prestige being its own bottom line,
and fully depreciable under the straight-line accounting method). Editors at
certain publishers (Villard and Crown come immediately to mind) have told me
that they won't consider a book that won't likely advance at least 50,000
copies, and become the basis for a segment of 60 Minutes along the
Books Story January 31, 2003
"...Michener Fellow in fiction and is currently the chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She founded Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and The Rio Review: Literary & Arts Journal and is the director of the Balcones Poetry Prize..."