Listen to this wonderful discussion between PowerFM’s Eusebius McKaiser, Rebecca Davis a journo at Daily Maverick and publisher, Andrea Nattrass from Pan Macmillan.

The writer/editor relationship is very important in the publishing process. This relationship is also one of the most dreaded with stereotypes about editors being failed authors or editors not respecting the author’s work. Take your time and listen.

And then read this interesting exchange between author, F Scott Fitzgerald and editor, Maxwell Perkins :


October 27th, 1924
Villa Marie, Malescure
St. Raphael, France

Dear Max:

Under separate cover I’m sending you my third novel:

The Great Gatsby

(I think that at last I’ve done something really my own), but how good “my own” is remains to be seen…

read the rest here…