I’ve been on a bit of a Beatles kick lately, and–rather than my usual method of creating playlists of songs I already love by various artists–I decided to actually listen to some albums in full. Much to my surprise, I’ve discovered that a song I never liked is actually pretty fun: “Paperback Writer.”
I wonder if my opinion has changed since I probably last really listened to it before I spent so much time with the slush pile: a song that’s actually a query letter is truly a delight. (It bears an unfortunate resemblance to some of the more misguided queries that come our way!) I can certainly think of songs about books or about writers or about trying to write, but I can’t think of any other songs about the business of publishing.
There must be some, and I love a good themed playlist, so can anyone think of any other songs about the publishing industry? Songs about writing, books, and authors also welcome.