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Sunday 05 March 2006

51st Most Important Person in Publishing?

This is unexpected: Robert McCrum has an article in today's Observer Our top 50 players in the world of books. Top of the "ones who nearly made the list" is ... well, me: the Observer seems to reckon that I'm the 51st Most Important Person in Publishing!

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Reader Comments

Sunday 05 March 2006

Ross says...

Congratulations. Time to change the blog byline?

Sunday 05 March 2006

Resolute Reader says...

Well, congratulations, I'm proud to read you!

Sunday 05 March 2006

Lee Kelleher says...

Well done Mark... I'm really happy that all the hard work is starting to pay off!

Sunday 05 March 2006

Leora Skolkin-Smith says...

congratulations, Mark. About time!!! Well-earned.

Monday 06 March 2006

Jozef Imrich says...

As Jane Austen put it, to hazard all, dare all, achieve all ... The publishing industry is like no other industry. If you want to be a lawyer, you go to law school; if you want to be a doctor, you go to med school. There is no equivalent to these in book publishing or film making. The only constant is this: everyone finds their own way in ;-P

Monday 06 March 2006

Pierre Joris says...

Félicitations sincères!

Tuesday 07 March 2006

Jozef Imrich says...

Congratulations are in order. Blogging is democratizing the world of information, empowering the individual ...

Tuesday 07 March 2006

Victoria Hoyle says...

I think its absolutely wonderful that your lit-blogging (and the site in general) is getting such recognition. Tis honestly deserved.

Wednesday 08 March 2006

Darren says...

Congrats of the honorary mention in the article.

Let's be honest, it's a bit like the late great John Peel's Festive Fifty: his number 51 was always more interesting than his number one. ;-)

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