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" A blurb might bring a reader to a book, but then the book itself has to do the rest of the work. "
" There is something attractive about taking risks. "
" So much has changed in our business. E-books, that's been one of the principal developments. There has been also the failure of Borders and the rise of Amazon, just to name two others. "
" I use Amazon for books. I use Amazon for loads of other things. I regard Amazon as a source, as I think a lot of other people do. "
" Profit is one way that you can take pride in the way you publish things and insure that you can go on doing it. "
" There isn't really a whole lot to know about me. "
" Just because we're Knopf doesn't mean we shouldn't sell books as well as any other publisher in the land. "
" I have, from time to time, stopped using it for books, when they pissed me off about something - the negotiation with Hachette, for instance. I thought that was outrageous bullying, and I discontinued using Amazon for books. I did use it for socks, but I didn't use it to buy books. "
" Most writers of entertainment fiction tend to receive controversial reviews. "
" Few writers can rival Helen Fielding when it comes to fully capturing the modern woman. "
" I don't have a glamorous lifestyle. "
" There's a blockbuster side to Knopf, whether it's P. D. James or John le Carre or our best-selling books. We try to sell our writers as aggressively as those houses regarded as commercial with a capital C. "
" It seems the world of book publishing is constantly changing. Whether it was the rise of chain stores or their decline, or the digital revolution... fortunately, we have been able not only to adapt but to thrive. "
" One of the great things about New York is this wonderful park we have. "
" We think continuity's important. "
" There are not too many people who are polymathic these days. "
" Andre Agassi is one of the world's most popular and admired figures. He has lived an extraordinary life, and he has a great story to tell. "
" I think I'm more marketing- and sales-oriented than others, and the notion of selling books continues to interest me. "
" I believe 'Lean In' has the power to change not only our outlook but also the world and that it will become a touchstone publication for a generation of women. "
" Lisbeth Salander is one of the most compelling heroines of 21st century crime literature, and I am thrilled to see readers have welcomed her return. "
" Hillary Clinton is one of the most compelling figures in the world today... and Carl Bernstein's stunning portrait shows us, for the first time, the true trajectory of her life and career. "
" If the response to 'Suite Francaise' is any indication, there's a great deal of curiosity about Nemirovsky, and the best way to deal with it is to produce another book. So much of her work has been unavailable, and we want to bring as much of it back into print as possible. "
" You do not give a great biographer a timetable. You let them do their work and, in due course, publish it. "
" I've always loved the physical book and remain committed to it. "
" President Clinton is one of the dominant figures on the global stage. He has lived an extraordinary life, and he has a great story to tell. "
" Terrorism has come to publishing. It is a grave concern when criticism is turned to mortal threats. "
" We all have our notions of sport. If I'd wanted to make my living climbing mountains, I wouldn't have gone into publishing. Most of the time, you're sitting in a dark room reading a manuscript. "
" I'm a boring guy who's got a great job in a profession that still gives me a great deal of pleasure after 35 years. "
" I didn't think I would be an exceptional writer, and I thought I might be a useful publisher. I've never regretted it. "
" I've started taking long walks in the park, which is quite wonderful. "
" There are distinctions between Indian and Pakistani writers. "