Publisher imprints dissection.

Better than pulling apart frogs.  Sarah Weinman brings the noise, and it’s good.  This, from part five (and you can link to the other four parts from there):

Penguin is the only American company where their flagship imprint is a paperback one, but of course that makes sense – Penguin means paperbacks, ever since Allen Lane got the idea to create the imprint more than 70 years ago. So that imprint has always had a good sense of what it is meant to be: quality, whether for literary fiction, occasional ventures into commercial fiction (like its mass market partnership with Grove/Atlantic to reprint mysteries and thrillers by Mo Hayder and Donna Leon) and non-fiction. Trade originals in translation or set in exotic climes. Call it accessibly high-falutin’, but when you see a Penguin paperback, you know what you’re going to get.


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