I didn’t realize that my article on the Eliot letters was also a news item, ““A closed book.” I’ve been enjoying a day of meetings with literary people, after a long day of publishing talk in Oxford yesterday. It always surprises me to see how compartmentalized publishing is: academic, trade, literary . . . and reference often a world apart. Our goal is a publishing company that brings these worlds together, popularizing important subjects, and providing context for the things on people’s minds, whether the Iraq elections or the Michael Jackson trial (the latter, by the way, is of great interest here, even with my academic publishing friends!).