Jack Covert is retiring tomorrow. You can see some of his work here and here and here.
Jack Covert is one of the most important people in my little village of book publishing, a single individual outside the normal circles of New York, someone who cares and does something about it.
Jack Covert relentlessly sees possibility when other people are ready to shrug their shoulders and walk away.
Jack Covert is a role model for all the people who care. Not just who do their job, but who actually show up, every single day, eager to make a difference, eager to connect, eager to find something special.
Jack reminds us of what publishing used to be and what it could be again. He's a man of his word, someone with extraordinary vision and drive, and most of all, someone who cares.
We'll miss Jack. Every single day, this industry will be poorer because one of the great ones has retired.