40 Years at Walker &Co.: Still Diverse and IndependentThanks for this information, very helpful! I have written a children's book and will send it to some of the publishers on this list. Reading through some of these I would say, if a publisher accepts your manuscript, says they'll put you on the long list for publication and then says there is no guarantee they will publish. Well, to me that's a problem. I mean, they are holding your manuscript for how long before they tell you it's not a go afterall?
I got a publishing contract! And then I shredded it.
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He and two friends put up the starting money, and by the time the first list was published, in , he had met and married Beth and she had joined the company, initially to sell sub rights. The idea at first was to bring in British titles in volume, mostly mysteries and thrillers, and publish more serious work on the proceeds -- a St. Martin's -- type approach. That way, if one kind of book was down, another would be up," Walker recalled. Among noted mystery editors who have worked for the house are Ruth Cavin, now at St. Ed Burlingame, later a Harper mainstay, was editor-in-chief for many years. Another early star author, and a longtime bulwark of the house, was the highly prolific Isaac Asimov, who wrote between 60 and 70 titles for Walker, second only to his total for primary publisher Doubleday.
The company published 18 books in and now [ when? In , the success of Walker Books' Where's Wally?
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