For about twelve years I was employed by Paladin Press, a mail-order publishing company in Boulder, Colorado. The stories I could tell, from my unorthodox job interview to my departure on a cold December morning before 6:00 AM could fill a book. A book few people would want to read, so I won’t put anyone through the experience of it. Nevertheless, I did work for what was called “The most dangerous publisher in America” for quite some time, and lived on the bleeding edge of First (and Second) Amendment issues long before today’s crop of free-speech warriors graced the nascent pages of the internet.
Paladin’s early history can be found here.
I recently learned that Peder Lund, Paladin Press’s owner and publisher, died in Finland on June 3.
He was generous and a good man to work for. Few people have TV movies made about their business.
Rest in peace, Peder.