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Eyewitness The rise and fall of Dorling Kindersley: The Inside Story of a Publishing Phenomenon by Christopher Davis

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The ultimate good luck of being in the right place at the right time was certainly mine at the outset of Dorling Kindersley. In those days, when we were small, and before we had a full- scale international sales team, those of us engaged in the origination of the books were also involved in the selling of them. There is no better education to be had in understanding the different markets around the world than from travelling to them with ideas to show. You can’t always trust a publisher’s word but such is the sense of self-importance which attaches itself to the position, you can be damn sure they will always give you the benefit of their opinion. Whether or not you agreed with them, it was always worth listening, and ...

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