21 minutes | May 5, 2021

Ep. 51 - Jill Santopolo on Writing Bestsellers for Adults While Editing Bestsellers for Kids

What’s it like to be a New York Times bestselling author and the editor of bestselling books by authors like Chelsea Clinton, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Vice President Kamala Harris? Jill Santopolo--associate publisher of Philomel Books and acclaimed author of Everything After, More Than Words, and The Light We Lost (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick)--shares with Eve and Julie why she only wants to edit for kids while simultaneously writing for adults, and how editing, sales, and marketing interact in the world of publishing. Eve and Julie also revisit a moment from Episode 9 of Book Dreams, “Editing Great Books for Bad Children,” which features Leonard Marcus discussing Ursula Nordstrom, an iconic editor of iconic authors. Ursula paved the way for editors like Jill.

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