anghara (anghara) wrote,

RIP Jim Baen

I never submitted anything to him, I don't think I ever met him, but he was a major influence in the publishing world - for all the best reasons. Patrick Nielsen Hayden put it in a nutshell for me on Making Light:

"I didn’t know Jim at all well, and we had many differences of taste and outlook, but he was a publishing genius, radically correct about many of the things that matter. Trust your readers. Your audience is your most effective sales force. Publish what you love."

Mr Baen, you will be missed.
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