How to Translate a Publishing Press Release

Publishers Marketplace reports that Janet Silver, Houghton Mifflin’s former publisher, will join  Nan A. Talese/Doubleday as editor at large. As per Doubleday Broadway president Steve Rubin, “the addition of Janet to the venerable publishing tradition of Nan A.

Talese not only marks the convergence of two extraordinary

sensibilities but also signals our deep commitment to the tradition of

literary excellence that has always defined Nan’s publishing program.”

In other words, “Finally, we get our mitts on Philip Roth on the hardcover side, too.” And since Roth’s next book, INDIGNATION, has only been announced as selling to Penguin Canada’s Nicole Winstanley, look for a few more announcements on that front soon.