When Garfinkel, a veteran journalist with a PhD in computer science, was offered the chance to write “The Computer Book,” he knew right away that he wanted to take on the project. “Books are more work than you think, but they stay on the library shelves after you die,” he said to the KSJ fellows in April.
Three editors join 10 fellows (including some aspiring authors) for a lively two-hour conversation, ranging from what makes a best-seller to the most memorable book proposals to the future of the e-book publishing industry.
Mackenzie Brady Watson likes to represent nonfiction science authors: Before entering the literary world, she was a microbiology researcher. When she feels excited about ideas, and feels the same excitement from authors, she’ll offer to represent them.