I now have permission from the relevant parties to release this information:
The week after McGraw Hill refused to publish the book as written, the editor I was working with there, Jeanne Glasser, resigned.
Jeanne Glasser was the person who first approached me about doing this book. She was terrific to work with, and I had a wonderful relationship with her. She fought hard for the book, going up against corporate interests that had a different agenda than publishing a solid, hard hitting book.
Given her past track record of well reviewed and well selling books, this had to be the last straw for her. Some people had surmised that McGH might have had a problem with “buzzsaw Barry,” and all I can say is if there was one, it sure as hell wasn’t with Jeanne . . .
I am very happy to announce the hiring of Jeanne Glasser as Executive Editor for FT Press and Wharton School Publishing.
Jeanne comes to us with a rich publishing legacy. Most recently, she was the Editorial Director, Finance, for McGraw-Hill’s Professional Division, where she managed a mult-million dollar portfolio of books. Before that, Jeanne was Senior Editor, Business and Finance, at John Wiley and Sons..
Jeanne has published some very fine books, and a few NY Times best sellers, including:
- El-Erian, When Markets Collide: hit best seller lists 25+ times; 2008 winner of the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year;
- Fleckenstein: Greenspan’s Bubbles;
- Tertzakian, A Thousand Barrels a Second;
- Faith: Way of the Turtle:
- The Langemeier Wealth Cycle books, which hit the NYTimes, USA Today, and WSJ best seller lists.
Jeanne has published in the full gamut of business areas, as well as from consumer titles all the way through high level professional titles.
The saga continues!