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Greetings. I'm the editorial director of the Literary Ventures Fund and I am delighted to be your moderator. Please jump in and share your thoughts about the books we're featuring (this month: The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change, by Peter Karoff), books on your nighttable and books you can't wait to tell others about. Also we'd love to hear from people in all parts of the publishing ecosystem: authors of fiction and non-fiction; booksellers; publishers; agents; editors; distributors. Share your insights and perspectives on the current state of publishing. This conversation is part of the Literary Ventures Fund's mission. Aside from supporting specific books we do speaking engagements and panels all over the country. And now we want the conversation to blossom on line.

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Re: Welcome from your moderator

Dear Ande,

I was wondering if I could induce you to read a sample chapter of my book, Voyage of the Manteño: The Education of a Modern-Day Expeditioner (St. Martin's Press Dec. 06). It seems to me that you guys are passionate about rescuing books, and this is one that you might find worthy. The outpouring of readers has been tremendous, but the book has remained obscure. If this sound like something you might be interested in, I can send you the first chapter, which can be read pretty quickly.

Thanks so much,


John Haslett
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Thanks for writing, John. Alas, at this time we work on books at the request of the publisher. Without that direct relationship it would be very difficult for the Literary Ventures Fund to implement its marketing, promotion and other strategic programs that help books find their audiences. But I understand your frustration. If the publishing industry were perfect there would be no need for LVF. And we regularly hear from publishers who are frustrated and authors who feel in need of rescue.
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JohnHaslett wrote:
Dear Ande,

I was wondering if I could induce you to read a sample chapter of my book, Voyage of the Manteño: The Education of a Modern-Day Expeditioner (St. Martin's Press Dec. 06). It seems to me that you guys are passionate about rescuing books, and this is one that you might find worthy. The outpouring of readers has been tremendous, but the book has remained obscure. If this sound like something you might be interested in, I can send you the first chapter, which can be read pretty quickly.

Thanks so much,


John Haslett




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