Jofie Ferrari-Adler

Jofie Ferrari-Adler

Executive Editor | Simon & Schuster

Jofie Ferrari-Adler is an executive editor at Simon & Schuster, which he joined in 2010 after holding similar positions at Grove Atlantic, Viking Penguin, and the independent publisher Four Walls Eight Windows, and before that working as a bookseller. He has edited dozens of New York Times bestsellers across both fiction and nonfiction, and some of the authors he has worked with include Nicholson Baker, Ian Caldwell, Emily Gould, Karl Marlantes, Susan Orlean, Martin Cruz Smith, and Lisa Taddeo. Born and raised in a small town near Pittsburgh, Jofie is a member of the AAP’s International Freedom to Publish Committee, a contributing editor to Poets & Writers magazine, and a former golf professional.

You’ve Got the First Word and the Last Word: How to Make the Beginning and the End of Your Book Count

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There is power in an opening line (or an opening scene). It is the parting of a curtain, that first glimpse of the world that lies within a book. It can inform, deceive, entice, and so much more. But we shouldn’t dismiss the ending, either. That’s the drop of the curtain, and it doesn’t necessarily […]