It's kind of sad, but it helps answer that question I always get about why I'd rather freelance than work in a publishing house. This is why - I'd have loved to work in a '60s publishing house. Now, it's too much like working in any other office.
Sep 20, 2009
The Times has an article today where a longtime publishing professional muses about the atmosphere in publishing houses from the '60s to the present. With the upshot being, of course, that everything is currently much more efficient, much more competitive, and much less fun and romantic.