James Patterson, Inc.

Even if you’ve never read one of James Patterson’s best-selling thrillers, you may have seen ads for his books on the subway or even on television. Sarah Crichton, Little, Brown’s publisher from 1996 to 2001, and now publisher of Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Jonathan Mahler, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and author of Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning and The Challenge, discuss how Patterson has changed the book publishing industry. Jonathan Mahler’s article “James Patterson Inc.” appeared in the New York Times Magazine Sunday, January 24.