Horowitz reviews publishers • 28 February 2012 • The SnowBlog

Horowitz reviews publishers

Anthony Horowitz, author of, among other things, the Alex Rider series, has an amusing, rambling piece in the paper today entitled: "Do we still need publishers?" I'm not much wiser having read it about what he himself believes, but he has a lot more fun reviewing the evidence than most articles of this sort. My favourite excerpt: "Relations between [Orion and me] have been strained ever since they published my Sherlock Holmes novel, The Mouse of Slick, with no fewer than 35 proof-reading errors. Their proof-reader tried to kill herself. She shot herself with a gnu." Read the article here.


The SnowBlog is one of the oldest publishing blogs, started in 2003, and it's been through various content management systems over the years. A 2005 techno-blunder meant we lost the early years, but the archives you're reading now go all the way back to 2005.

Many of the older posts in our blog archive suffer from link rot. Apologies if you see missing links and images: let us know if you'd like us to find any in particular.

Read more from the SnowBlog...

« E-book faux-pas and gaffes
The Hunger Games »