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The Book Business from the View of Denali

Our director, Tom Payton, just returned from a seventeen-day trip to Alaska, and shares his thoughts on the publishing industry while hiking in Denali National Park. "It took more than four hours to get close to Denali and view the 20,000-foot summit, which plays games with your mind and eyes. The glistening ice block set amid snowcapped, lush green mountains is a study in extreme contrast. When the winds from the west strike the ice, this highest point in North America jumps from sunlight into snow through clouds of its own making. In one turn it is gone, and in another it overwhelms. Seemingly close, you learn you are still ten miles away. Size and vastness quickly become relative ideas." Read more.

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