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As in guillotine. Media pragmatist; data-informed, never data-driven. Sometimes loud, one-time poet, always opinionated. Gen X. He/Him. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅƒ #cmonson
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19 Nov 20
Well, that's awkward! Y'all really need to rethink your scheduled marketing efforts when you're in the middle of a very public crisis. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ "Current mood: Thankful" email from Albert Whitman
Context: "For months, the childrenโ€™s publishing community has been communicating about Albert Whitman & Co. not paying authors their royalties in a timely fashion, amplified by a lack of responsiveness to their agents." publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/chโ€ฆ
"Meanwhile, management continued to spend money on things that were not contractually owed, like redesigning and rebranding the company logos." ๐Ÿ˜

So much of this reminds me of F+W's final years before filing for bankruptcy. Hubris, incompetence, and a dash of malfeasance.
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