The Role of the Editor in Book Publishing - Fiction & Nonfiction
Roy Gainsburg
President of St. Martin's Press from 1987 to 1997
at the Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk
Wednesday, October 7

        A TALK
4:30 PM		a talk, followed by discussion:
		"The Role of the Editor in Book Publishing:
		Fiction and Nonfiction"
		---free and open to the public, no RSVP required--

        A SUPPER 
5:45 PM 	during light supper by RSVP only,
		meet Roy Gainsburg informally and talk with
		him about careers in editing, publishing,
		publishing your first novel, etc.
		---limited to 20 by RSVP to ""
                   or call 746-POEM

about Roy Gainsburg....

Roy Gainsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received an AB from Brown University (1954) and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1957. He practiced law for many years, representing, in the publishing and literary areas, St. Martin's Press, Macmillan Publishers of London, and J.R.R. Tolkein (and Tolkien's estate after the author's death). He was also the American attorney for Oxford University and several of its Colleges. He became President and Chief Operating Office of St. Martin's Press in 1987.

At St. Martin's, in addition to his administrative role, he had direct responsibility for three of the company's five publishing divisions. He was also involved in the acquisition of trade titles by the company, and did editorial work. He recently retired from St. Martin's as President but continues to work at St. Martin's as a part-time advisor.

about St. Martin's Press....

St. Martin's Press, with offices in New York and Boston, is one of the country's major book publishing houses. It has five publishing divisions: Trade, Mass Market, Tor Books (a leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy), College Textbooks, and Scholarly & Reference. Overall, St. Martin's publishes about 1500 titles each year, including more novels, more first novels, and more mysteries than any other publisher in the U.S. Some of the books it has published are * The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris * And the Band Played On, by Randy Shilts * All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot * Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card * Generation X, by Douglas Coupland