New York publishing reporter Boris Kachka is getting ready to write a book about Farrar, Straus and Giroux, according to a newsletter issued by Dystel & Goderich, the agency repping him on the project.
According to the description provided in the newsletter, which was sent to various editors today, Mr. Read More
Why are magazine companies cutting their Web staffs? According to John Koblin, in the current climate "it appears a portion of the magazine world, which was never a quick adapter to the Web anyway, is responding by shoving their Web people right off the boat first. ‘You’re never going to get the traffic that Read More
In the paper today, the first half of Pub Crawl focuses on the layoffs that shook up Farrar, Straus and Giroux on Monday as a result of the 64 job cuts ordered by the C.E.O. of the group’s parent company, Macmillan. As of press time, FSG publisher Jonathan Galassi had declined to issue Read More
There were a few desperate hours on Monday morning when the layoffs taking place at Farrar, Straus and Giroux seemed like they were being carried out with an unsettling degree of spontaneity. To be sure, the staff had been living in fear of cutbacks for months (who hasn’t?), but the anxiety they experienced during that Read More
Farrar, Straus and Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi will not issue any official statement on the layoffs that rocked his publishing house today, director of publicity Jeff Seroy just told Media Mob. "It was my misstatement," he said, referring to an assurance early in the day that Mr. Galassi would address the cutbacks at the Read More
Still no official word from Farrar, Straus & Giroux about the layoffs that were announced today, but Media Mob has confirmed that director of subsidiary rights Michael Hathaway’s position has been eliminated. What that means for the sub rights department at FSG is not entirely clear, though it looks like it will be merged in Read More
The staff of Farrar, Straus & Giroux were informed today that the layoffs many in the company have been expecting since last month are actually happening. Among those known at this time to be affected by the cuts is associate publisher Linda Rosenberg, who according to a source intimately familiar with the publishing Read More
The New Yorker‘s Book Bench blogger Thessaly La Force emailed a few people who work at publishing houses around town and asked them to submit reactions to all the bad news that came out during this tense and tumultuous week. So far they have responses posted from people at FSG, Penguin, and Hachette. Read More
Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Lorin Stein has been wanting to publishing Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin for years, but until now could not find a work of his that could be translated easily enough into English.
That changed this week, Mr. Stein told Media Mob, with FSG planning to publish a short volume tentatively Read More
Via Keith Gessen’s tumblr, a video of New Yorker literary critic James Wood doing something no one could have guessed he knows how to do. Read More