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Monday, January 30, 2006

Publishers say fact-checking is too costly

Editors and publishers say the profit-margins in publishing don't allow for hiring fact-checkers. Instead, they rely on authors to be honest, and on their legal staffs to avoid libels suits. "An author brings a manuscript saying it represents the truth, and that relationship is one of trust," says Ms. Talese, whose imprint, Nan A. Talese, is part of Random House's Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group - WSJ

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