Fact-Checking Of Nonfiction Books (There’s A Lot Less Of It Than You May Think)

Recent controversies over Sally Kohn's The Opposite of Hate and Amy Chozick's Chasing Hillary - not to mention Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury - "have raised concerns about the accuracy and standards of published books. ... But what anyone who has never published a book might not realize is that the bar for factchecking books during the editing process is low, if it even exists at all. Not only that, it's common for publishers to never have a conversation with authors about the issue of factchecking and to assume that getting it right is entirely on the author."

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