Commercial friction?

<p>I am frequently puzzled by Christopher Hurst's pronouncements on trade publishing, but never more so than by his letter of 15th July about his nausea and rage over John Murray's move into high-quality commercial fiction.</p><p>As part of Hodder Headline's (sic) acquisition of the company, it was expressly stated that one of the benefits for the house would be investment in a fiction list that would be invigorated in the spirit of the great days of John Murray's past publishing.</p><p>For the publisher that has published authors who are the very definition of high-quality commercial fict...

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