I started out in book publishing, pre-Kindle. My life’s dream: change the world one book at a time as an independent book publisher. That aspiration shifted as things started to change in my beloved industry, including the nature of what a book could be.
During my grad school days nearly a decade ago, I relished the stories of editor extraordinaire Maxwell Perkins nurturing a promising, yet unknown F. Scott Fitzgerald. Granted, by the time I was studying book publishing, tales of editors and authors toiling together for years to perfect a manuscript were no longer occurring in a business at the mercy of output, distribution, and rising production costs. Those days had been long gone.
While WIRED magazine deemed him “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood,” filmmaker Lance Weiler calls himself simply a story architect, one who isn’t married to any specific medium.
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