When I first started at Digital Book World, Matt Mullin (our great community manager who has since moved on to Barnes & Noble) gave me a list of questions he liked to ask publishing people when he talked to them.
To me, someone who had spent little time interacting with folks in the book publishing community at that point, this was gold.
In the months that have passed, I’ve learned a lot and probably don’t need a crib sheet to get me through an interview. But one of Matt’s questions really stuck with me and I use it in almost every interview I do:
What are you reading and on what platform?
Seems a bit silly, almost like a throw-away question, a fun thing to end an interview on. But the more I think about ...