Seattle publishing legend Dan Levant died last week of lung cancer at the age of 81. Levant began his publishing career in the mid-sixties in New York at Doubleday but headed West late in the decade to Seattle where he became a social activist, worked in marketing at the University of Washington Press, founded Madrona Publishing, helped publish a New York Times Bestseller, founded Seattle’s first literary agency and guided the publication of a 1994 Pacific Northwest Book Award-winning title that’s still in print today. Levant worked in Seattle publishing right up until his death, having served as developmental editor for Shipwrecked, Epicenter Press’s history of the Seattle Mariners, which hit the shelves just a week before his death. Forty-eight years in the biz, countless accomplishments and friends. Read the full tribute from some of those friends at Epicenter Press.
NW Publishing Loses a Legend
— posted by Brian