So Many Books by Gabriel Zaid
Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

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"Reading liberates the reader and transports him from his book to a reading of himself and all of life. It leads him to participate in conversations, and in some cases to arrange them . . . It could even be said that to publish a book is to insert it into the middle of a conversation." --from So Many Books

Join the conversation! In So Many Books, Gabriel Zaid offers his observations on the literary condition: a highly original analysis of the predicament that readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and teachers find themselves in today -- when there are simply more books than any of us can contemplate.

About Gabriel Zaid

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Gabriel Zaid's poetry, essays, social and cultural criticism, and business writings have been widely published throughout the Spanish-speaking world. In 2003, Paul Dry Books published his book "So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance." He lives in Mexico City with the artist Basia Batorska, her paintings, three cats, and ten thousand books. Natasha Wimmer is an editor and a translator in New York City. Her recent translations include "The Savage Detectives," by Roberto Bolano (FSG), "The Way to Paradise," by Mario Vargas Llosa (FSG), and "So Many Books," by Gabriel Zaid (Paul Dry Books).
Published September 27, 2011 by Paul Dry Books. 146 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In the publishing industry, a book that appeals to just a few thousand readers stands a good chance of getting published, whereas the commercial film industry and other mass media must function almost exclusively on a mega-budget scale.

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Finally, I’m reading a small but very cool book called So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance by Gabriel Zaid, which tells me not to despair about all the books I’ll never read, because the truth is there are just too many, and isn’t that really sort of cool when you think a...

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