I woke up in Massachusetts and responded to an email from Mar Kaiser, our Germany-based editor, who said she’d just heard from Kara Lozier, who is currently working from Uzbekistan. I sent a WeChat to Tom in Beijing, and then it was time to pour my first cup of tea. There are emails from our production team in India at all hours of day and night, and with BEA (BookExpo) in New York next week, I’ve been on WeChat with people at four or five Chinese companies. I’ve had plenty of emails from Europe saying “You aren’t really awake now, are you?” and at the moment there are plenty of sign-offs “I’m going to bed now” or “Sleep well” – with the appropriate emoticons, of course!
Our global team at work
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and occasional scholar who also writes about how women gain and wield power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a research associate of the Fairbank Center at Harvard, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and founder of the Train Campaign. She was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Read Karen’s occasional dispatches from the frontlines of international publishing at Karen's Letter on Substack, and follow her on Twitter etc @karenchristenze.
- June 17th, 2020 | 0 Comments