Heard accidental joke @CBCNews: medical pot recall due to unnamed defects, CAN health board asks patients to return it, if already smoked ok April 22nd, 8:46 pm
Marking 50th anniversary of NY World's Fair w/Joe Tirella's TOMORROW-LAND, a readable history of the futuristic fair. http://t.co/R7fashUPg6 April 22nd, 1:53 pm
Scholar of Hinduism Wendy Doniger isn't accepting the banning of her books in India, lays down points to rally round-http://t.co/ZdX5sGvci2 April 22nd, 4:17 am
Did you go the '64 World's Fair? Visit again or for the 1st time, via book, TOMORROW LAND. It opened 50 yrs ago tmrw. http://t.co/OlaXgaLGA8 April 21st, 7:19 pm
One of the greatest events of the 1960s turns 50 years old on 4/22. New book covers the ’64 World’s Fair and more: http://t.co/OlaXgaLGA8 April 21st, 4:43 pm
@RogersShelagh Sorry for your loss, for I can see you were long close friends. Always great to see the eminent writer, the public man +. April 20th, 10:32 pm
RT @DougSaunders: How Scotland and Quebec's separatism crises are worlds apart: My column on the nationalist swap from ethnic to civic http… April 20th, 9:19 pm
Too crowded for good biking so I pedaled to Sakura Park, on a bench editing. Bright&pretty, almost up to 60. http://t.co/X3OV8Jgv2H April 20th, 8:08 pm
Philip Turner is a publisher, publishing consultant, writer, editor, curator, blogger, and independent editor & author representative. Since 2009, he has operated Philip Turner Book Productions, an editorial services business which represents select projects to publishers, and consults with authors on developing their work.
IN 1986--after seven years formative experience operating Undercover Books, a three-store independent bookstore chain in Cleveland, Ohio--Philip began working as an editor for major publishing houses. Over the past 2 1/2 decades he has held a number of senior positions with publishers in New York City, acquiring and publishing many notable titles. As Senior Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Kodansha America and Kodansha Globe from 1992-1997, he published the first paperback edition of Barack Obama’s DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1996).
As Executive Editor of Times Books, then a division of Random House, Philip was the imprint’s liaison to the New York Times and published books with the editors of the NY Times Book Review, and such Times departments as Real Estate, Dining, Movies, City, and Health. While Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief with Carroll & Graf from 2000-2006, Philip edited and published several New York Times and Washington Post bestsellers.
As an editor and publisher, Philip is known for publishing books by and about singular witnesses–whistleblowers, truthellers, muckrakers, revisionist historians–people who’ve passed through some crucible of experience that’s left them with elevated author-ity, and are by definition the only person who could write the book in question, or about whom it could be written.
Whether told in the first person by an author who has passed through some crucible of experience that leaves him or her uniquely qualified to tell the tale or in the third person by a reporter or scholar who has pursued a story or historical episode with single-minded passion, Philip has devoted to publishing imperative nonfiction, books that really matter in people’s lives.
Philip Turner Book Productions offers a diverse menu of editorial services to authors, agents, publishers, and businesses that want a new polish to their writing.
Invited to be visiting editor at this major international book fair. After attending the Fair, I traveled to Prague where I met with Czech publishers who were newly liberated after the end of the Cold War.
Franconia College was an experimental institution of higher learning where students, faculty, and administration worked together to steer and govern the college.
As an in-house editor at more than a half-dozen publishing companies over twenty-five years, one of my biggest challenges was always to try and keep somewhat current with the enormous volume of printed submissions that was continually flooding in across my desk. And once the Internet fully entered the workflow, the volume—owing to the greater ease with which agents and authors could submit material—took an exponential leap. This workshop highlights how to overcome publishing industry challenges.
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