RIP Dan Poynter

A trailblazing giant in the publishing world has died.

Dan gave me/Abernathy & Brown/Petrarca Press our start through his books and generous giveaways of priceless publishing info in the very old days by free return fax – his version of the WWW and the “sharing economy,” circa 1990. All you had to do was punch in your fax number and choose whatever you wanted faxed back – his system would fax back 100 pages if you liked!

And he went skydiving and landed on the North Pole. –

Handsome devil when younger:

Gratitude to you, good sir.




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