4 December 08 | Chad W. Post

Pat Holt is back, this time in blog format.

For those unfamiliar with Holt, she’s been in the business for her entire career, including stints at Houghton Mifflin, as a correspondent for PW, and as the book review editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her e-newsletter Holt Uncensored was a critical look at all facets of the book industry. Very pro-independent bookstore, it was a wonderful column while it lasted. And her style and viewpoint makes for a great blog . . .

Her post called Three Things I’d Like to See: Publishers Leaving New York is really sharp and funny, and even as she takes down the National Book Awards ceremony, she offers some really interesting ideas about what could be done to promote the awards to bookstores and readers.

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