Friday, February 2, 2007
Even though she caused arguments and acrimony, Steve Kettmann suggests Judith Regan brought some innovation to publishing. She nourished titles that other houses wouldn't touch, because those titles were untested or not packaged correctly. She could sense what the reading public wanted and could put it on the shelves before her competitors did. As he points out, she made one last, dreadful miscalculation, but she wasn't the only one. Read his December essay in sfgate.com here.