January 2, 2002 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the EXTRA issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on January 2, 2002.
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A reminder that Jason Epstein is the featured guest this month -- until Jan 15 -- on the text-e econference. It's free, and online.
Epstein is the publishing industry editor / guru extraordinaire who is credited with creations as varied as "Anchor Books", "The New York Review of Books", "The Library of America", "The Reader's Catalog". He has worked / is working with Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal, Philip Roth, Jane Jacobs, Elaine Pagels, Helen Prejean, Richard Holbrooke...
He also "received the first National Book Award for Distinguished Service to American Letters and the Curtis Benjamin Award from the Association of American Publishers for 'inventing new kinds of publishing and editing'". Epstein has contributed much, in his own writing, to the "transition in media" debate which so many of us are fussing about. See his Book Business: Publishing, Past, Present and Future (Norton, 2001), and NYRB articles.
More about Epstein at,
-- and there is more about text-e in the previously - posted FYI France issue which appears below.
So, this is your chance to participate personally, or just lurk, in an online intellectual give - and - take between one of US publishing's most notable and creative editors, and a very interesting collection of primarily European thinkers, on,
"Reading: The Digital Future" (title of the free ebook contributed by Epstein to start off the discussion)
"Various book supports will continue to coexist, while the range of expertise needed for the publishing of texts and the management of rights is already undergoing a radical transformation."
-- text-e discussions are in English or in French or in Italian.
And Happy New Year!
FYI France ejournal issue of October 31, 2001, about text-e.
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