During the Editors Panel, Vice President and Publisher of Delacorte Press Beverly Horowitz shared about the impact George Nicholson had on our industry, including:
The innovation of paperback books for children (when he was at Dell Publishing in the 1960s.) And Beverly tells us that at the time, nay-sayers complained that paperback books would "ruin" the children's book industry.*
Clearly, they didn't. They sold more books!
Across his career, he was an editor, publisher and literary agent. George Nicholson passed away earlier this week.
Learn more about George's career in this obituary in Publishers Weekly.
*Beverly also pointed out that perhaps, there may be a parallel to what people are saying about e-books today...