The publishing industry is one of the shallowest, dumbest and most archaic in the U.S. No one edits anything. The publishers do not care what is in their books and neither, by and large, do editors. If you want further evidence of this, listen to Nan Talese excoriate Oprah Winfrey for daring to expose a fraudulent book "edited" by Talese. Is Talese ashamed? No. Does she still have her job? Of course. It made money, and the people running the publishing industry have no other values but mercenary ones. Oh, and "buzz". And still they whine:
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