Megan Lynch, currently editorial director at HarperCollins' Ecco imprint, has been tapped to lead Macmillan's Flatiron Books imprint. Lynch will join Flatiron as senior v-p and publisher on November 4. The hire comes after former Flatiron publisher Amy Einhorn was named head of Henry Holt (another Macmillan imprint), following the departure of Ben Schrank. (Schrank had taken over at Holt in 2018.)
There are various bruising anecdotes about William Kent Krueger’s career arc as a novelist that will ring true to many a struggling writer: the early rejections by literary agents (there were 36); the paucity of crowds on those first bookstore appearances (where, he recounted, it wasn’t unusual for the audience to consist of “the bookseller and the bookseller’s cat”); the dreaded label as a midlist author.
think this also shows how discoverability (a huge issue for pubs) will become an increasingly big deal to streamers. As more "popular" ent becomes more niche, need to create "event" viewing will continue to increase. (Pubs already see this, with pressure to do blockbuster books)
Tough to parse what these "ratings" numbers from #Netflix actually mean, but i think it at least points to the way streaming has begun to simply mimic trad TV--ppl flip it on and watch the thing (much of it crap) most prominently available: https://nyti.ms/31ptN8T