I’ve been thinking about gifts lately. (Go figure.)
In particular, I’ve been thinking about why it feels… awkward… sometimes to receive a gift, as an editor, from an author. Or to be more precise, from a would-be author.
In my experience, gift-giving between authors and editors isn’t reaching epidemic proportions. If it happens at all, it tends [...]
To follow up on my point that you can—and sometimes should—say no, here are several examples of how to do so, complete with my reactions.
Note: These particular “no”s are in response to an editor’s query as to whether that conference paper or journal article is related to a book-length project…
The “Not Yet” No
Thanks for your [...]
You can say no.
Really. It’s okay. In fact, in many cases I’d really appreciate it.