Book Reviews of Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars

Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars
Typo The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars
Author: David Silverman
ISBN-13: 9781933368658
ISBN-10: 1933368659
Publication Date: 6/21/2007
Pages: 352
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Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Compelling story that I found tough to put down; however, I'll agree with other reviewers who've felt that the industry-specific details detracted at times.
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This read is a confirmation (as if one is needed) to those who work within the industry . . . that the production end of publishing is unhealthy, unrealistic and unprofitable. I found it interesting that production was managed by both a large corporation and entrepreneurs at different points in time and both failed. Inflexibility in an existing work force and inexperience in management are a sure-fire recipe for failure. Use this book to learn from the mistakes of others when embarking on a new venture that will ask you to put up all of your assets as collateral. DR