Publisher'S Readers

A publisher's reader or first reader is a person paid by a publisher or book club to read manuscripts from the slush pile, and to advise their employers as to quality and marketability of the work. In the US, most publishers use a full-time employee for this, if they do it at all. That employee is called an editorial assistant. Most publishers in the US prefer to receive some type of shorter query, decide if the subject and author fit their current plans, and then request a copy of the manuscript. When a writer ignores this request or guideline, and sends a full manuscript, many publishers return them unopened. These publishers, then, wouldn't have anyone "reading slush.
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    … Matt Sussberg is vp of sales at Salon.com The barriers between content producers and advertisers are dissolving. Content marketing — the use of owned, value-driven and brand-aligned content to drive consumer behavior – is connecting the two disciplines and is becoming a significant part of the media mix. The part of that mix that most obviously…

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