Behind the Book

Sunday, 01 Jul 2018

Brooke Ventura Interviews Crossway and Zondervan WHICH CAME FIRST, the publisher or the book? Well, the book, obviously—right? There were books long before there were publishing houses, but publishing houses have been around a lot longer than we realize. The Epic of Gilgamesh wouldn’t exist (as a book, that is) without the asipu (the scholar-doctor-astrologists) who recorded it; we wouldn’t have the Book of Kells without the Columban monks; and if Bloomsbury Publishers hadn’t accepted J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter manuscript (after twelve other companies ...

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