Here’s what our Publisher, Jean Feiwel, has to say:
What’s on my desk is a thoughtfully layered mess of work to do that from left to right includes:
Folders for scheduling Square fish and Feiwel and Friends titles, Negotiation in Progress Contract files, my Oxford Dictionary, basket of business cards that is supposed to be on my computer file but I haven’t transferred all of them yet and it looks like I have a lot of friends so I like looking at them, stack of catalogues, tip sheets in various stages of completion for the many presentations of titles we give here at Macmillan, the center of my desk with the pile of stuff I’m supposed to be working on TODAY. The pile in front of my phone is a stack of phone messages from day to day that I’m pretty good about returning. And then I have various talismans, blackberry, cell phone, calculator (so I know I’m spending too much money on everything), rubber French fries from Liz Szabla, good luck pieces, toys and mementos that protect me and make me feel good, and I try not to eat them. And the pictures I’m looking at are all of my daughter, my dog, my family.
Check back next Thursday to see another desk in our office!