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So What Do You Do, Paul Carrick Brunson, Matchmaker and Co-host of OWN's Lovetown USA?
Just in time for V-Day, the relationship expert gives tips on advice-writing and tells how YouTube videos helped him nab a gig at OWN.

So What Do You Do, Justin Halpern, Author of Shit My Dad Says?
From a lighthearted Twitter feed to a book and TV show deal, the social media-spurred phenomenon talks about pursuing his passion for screenwriting and comedy.

So What Do You Do, Seth Godin, Author and Marketing Guru?
The bestselling author and marketing revolutionary reveals why he's through with traditional publishing and how to leverage free content.

So What Do You Do, Jim Moret, Chief Correspondent for Inside Edition?
After struggling with unemployment and a career transition, the broadcast vet opens up about channeling his experience into an inspirational memoir.

So What Do You Do, Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News?
Ubiquitous travel guru and bestselling author Peter Greenberg dishes on meeting the king of Jordan, reporting for 20 straight hours on Sept. 11, and exposing truths in tourism.

So What Do You Do, Joe Randazzo, Editor of The Onion?
The satirical paper's editor talks about staying relevant in a digital marketplace, The Onion's upcoming TV project, and why his team could use more funny women.

So What Do You Do, Brandon Badger, Product Manager for Google Books?
eBook Summit keynote speaker and Google Books guru Brandon Badger addresses the controversial settlement and the evolution of digital publishing.

So What Do You Do, James Othmer, Ad Creative Turned Author?
A former reporter and ad creative, this author details how each job informed the next and what surprised him while researching for his ad industry tell-all.

So What Do You Do, Josh Lieb, Executive Producer, The Daily Show?
Funnyman and fake news producer Josh Lieb talks about working with Jon Stewart, penning a young adult novel, and hiding his Emmys in the pantry.

So What Do You Do, Joe Posnanski, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer?
Recently installed at SI full-time, this prolific sports writer, columnist and author talks about his new position and the future of the newspaper industry.

So What Do You Do, Jeff Jarvis, Author Of What Would Google Do?
Inspired by Google's approach to business, this new media luminary describes how journalists can take advantage of the innovation offered by the Internet.

So What Do You Do, Howard Bragman, Fifteen Minutes Public Relations CEO?
This PR entrepreneur dishes on working with celebs, handling reporters, and managing public image in a nonstop news cycle.

So What Do You Do, Joni Evans, CEO, wowOwow.com?
The publishing powerhouse talks about launching a women's Web site and how the Internet can save the 'broken' book industry.

So What Do You Do, Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer?
The SI storyteller discusses his new 'best of' book and the luxuries and challenges of a four-stories-per-year contract.

Hey, How'd You Start a Fiction-Writing Revolution, Chris Baty, Founder of NaNoWriMo?
The creator of National Novel Writing Month gives his advice on how to write a book in 30 days.

Hey, How'd You Travel the World via Twitter, Paul Smith?
How one writer's crazy idea turned into a global trip, book deal and new career.

Hey, How'd You Write a New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller, Isabel Wilkerson?
The Pulitzer-winning journalist tells how she wrote her first book and gives tips to fellow journos looking to do the same.

Hey, How'd You Write A Tell-All Book on Glenn Beck?
Chronicling the meteoric rise of Fox News' Glenn Beck, this investigative reporter scoured the country to get key sources to speak up, and parlayed one zeitgeist-y article into a book deal.

Hey, How'd You Turn Your Freelance Work in Iraq into Sisters in War?
Investigative reporter Christina Asquith talks about revealing the women's perspective of the war in Iraq and how she framed her pitch to land a book deal in a crowded market.

Hey, How'd You Turn Your Personal Essay Into A Memoir, Walter Kirn?
Journalist and critic Walter Kirn talks about crafting a memoir from a magazine article and how it feels to have your personality reviewed.

Hey, How'd You Sell Your Book Series, Lena Katz?
Tenacious first-time travel author Lena Katz revamped an already thorough proposal, campaigned for high-profile interview subjects, and marketed herself like crazy.

Hey, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, How'd You Write The Book on Womenomics?
Two network TV correspondents conquer the conundrum of women and work-life balance and divulge how they framed, wrote and sold their book.

Hey, How'd You Write A Tome For Social Change, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn?
Collaborative couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book Half The Sky tackles women's oppression and raises awareness on the tough subject.

Hey, How'd You Become A Widely-Read Financial Blogger, Ramit Sethi?
Sick of 'skip the latte' advice, this personal finance writer finds success with his 'brutally realistic' blog and enterprising marketing approach.

Hey, How'd You Cook Up A Book and Film Deal From Your Blog, Julie Powell?
Julie & Julia blogger and author Julie Powell reveals how she built a faithful readership and grew her brand into a bestselling memoir and movie.

Hey, David Farley, How'd You Score a Travel Writing Book Deal?
This travel writer explains how to gain newspaper and online exposure and parlay a below-the-radar idea into a successful book deal.

Hey, How'd You Launch A Lucrative Writing Business, Michael Sedge?
Ingratiating himself in global markets, this writer uses guerrilla pitching tactics and negotiates syndication deals to fuel a steady income.

Hey, How Do You Do 'Literary Anthropology' For Esquire?
Immersing himself in the lives of hard-to-crack subjects helps this veteran magazine writer craft award-winning narratives.

Hey Chad Gervich, How'd You Write The Book On Breaking Into TV?
This TV pro discusses the evolution of the industry and how aspiring writers can arm themselves for small screen success -- plus, a sneak peek at his new book.

Hey, How'd You Leap from Freelancing Whiz to Bestselling Author, Mary Roach?
Humor and a willingness to put herself out there helped this writer transform her articles into a flourishing book career -- she reveals how she keeps the momentum.

Hey, Evan Wright, How'd You Parlay Your Rolling Stone Articles Into an HBO Miniseries?
This writer talked his way into a Marine unit, a book deal, and a seven-part miniseries.

7 Mistakes Every Freelance Writer Should Avoid
Veteran freelancers explain their missteps, so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

The Truth About Blog-to-Book Deals
Splashy gimmicks, snarky themes, and sky-high traffic stats won't necessarily turn your blog into a book. Here, agents and authors lend a much-needed reality check.

Ink A Celebrity Memoir Deal
Strong interviewers and writers who can capture another person's point of view can land a coveted co-authoring gig for a pop star, politician or public figure.

Be Your Own Best Book Publicist
Distinguish your book in a crowded market with these DIY tips for finding and reaching your key audience.

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Instagram To Developers: Don't Use 'Insta' Or 'Gram' In App Names - Posted August 20, 2013
Facebook went through a phase around 2010 when it sought to discourage other so... [AllFacebook]

Podcast: Bitcoin's First Book | Mapping Foursquare and Instagram - Posted May 14, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog talked about how marketers are using geotagging on niche sites like Instagram and Foursquare. Boog was impressed by how much Foursquare has grown, even surpassing Pinterest in reach. Even more intriguing was that marketers are using location-ba... [SocialTimes.com]

UPDATED: Timelines.com Trademark Lawsuit Vs. Facebook Delayed - Posted April 22, 2013
UPDATED: The trademark lawsui... [AllFacebook]

Denene Millner: From Daily News Reporter to Bestselling Author - Posted March 6, 2013
It may be tough for journos to break into book-writing, but for Denene Millner, landing her first book deal in 1997 was "a total fluke." The journo wrote a feature story for the New York Daily News... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Denene Millner: From Daily News Reporter to Bestselling Author - Posted March 6, 2013
It may be tough for journos to break into book-writing, but for Denene Millner, landing her first book deal in 1997 was "a total fluke." The journo wrote a feature story for the New York Daily News... [FishbowlNY]

Book Christmas Tree Farm 2012 - Posted December 10, 2012
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New "Linked Data" Book Launches - 50% Discount for Our Readers - Posted December 4, 2012
This week, Manning Publications is launching the book "Linked Data," by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas. As part of that launc... [AllTwitter]

Book Christmas Tree Building - Posted November 30, 2012
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The Book Bjorn Book Trailer - Posted October 24, 2012
In an interesting twist, a new book trailer from The Onion spends more time telling you how to read a book than it does showing you the book. All the parents in the GalleyCat audience can relate to The Book Bjorn, a fake infomercial for a sling to help you carry an... [GalleyCat]

New Book: Semantic Web & Model-Driven Engineering - Posted August 9, 2012
Fernando S. Parreiras has written a new book entitled Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering. According to the description, "The next enterprise computing era will rely on the synergy between both technologies: semantic web and model... [semanticweb.com]

Another Harvard Classmate Of Mark Zuckerberg Feels Slighted By 'The Social Network' - Posted June 19, 2012
Aaron Greenspan, Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard classmate who previously claimed that he came up with the original idea for Facebook, is back in court, but this time his target is Columb... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Co-Founder Publishing Physical Artifact On Creativity - Posted June 4, 2012
Did you know that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is publishing a book? Yes, we know he's published a couple before on the topic of blogging: ... [AllTwitter]

SWC Book Release - Linked Open Data: The Essentials - Posted January 23, 2012
The Semantic Web Company has released a new book in conjunction with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) entitled Linked Open Data: The Essentials. Martin Kaltenbock reports, "Linked Open Data: The Essentials - is a a quick st... [semanticweb.com]

New Semantic Web Book for Librarians - Posted December 20, 2011
Michael Sauers recently announced, "My next book, co-authored with Robin Fay, has been officially listed on the Neal-Schuman site and is scheduled to be released in the spring o... [semanticweb.com]

Would You Read Funny Man Steve Martin's Twitter Book? - Posted October 31, 2011
He's amassed nearly 1,800,000 followers, has tweeted more than 2,700 times and he's one of the funniest people on Twitter. Comedian Steve Martin has embraced Twitter more than many of his celebrity pals - and he's taking his tweeting one step further, to an "offline" format: A book. ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Recipes: Meals In 140-Characters Or Less (If You Can Figure Them Out!) - Posted May 11, 2011
Twitter is a great platform for marketing your business, connecting with people in and out of your field of expertise and educating yourself on a variety of issues. People who love to eat and cook have taken oven a large portion of the Twittersphere and one of the newest trends is... [AllTwitter]

Mini-review "My iPad 2" Book: A Book to Buy for Your iPad Newbie Friends & Family - Posted April 14, 2011
Gary Rosenzweig updated his iPad book to cover the iPad 2. Here's my quick take of this 400 (paper) page book. My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3), 2nd Edition My iPad 2 provides simple to understand step-by-step instructions for working with every aspect of an iPad 2 as ship... [SocialTimes.com]

Kitty Kelley Predicts the End of the Unauthorized Biography - Posted April 21, 2010
After documenting the lives of iconic figures like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Bushes, and Britain's royal family, author Kitty Kelley says she doesn't see much of a future for the genre of biographies and her style of in-depth writing. "Well, I just think it's a huge investment of a writer's time and... [GalleyCat]

Kitty Kelley Calls Oprah Herself 'The Biggest Source' for Bio - Posted April 20, 2010
Few remember that Oprah Winfrey wasn't always the beacon of "best life" she is today. Once upon a time, the rising talk show host covered topics like KKK members, Mexican satanic cult murderers, and women who were allergic to their husbands (true story). Unfortunately for the now media mogul, educator, and... [GalleyCat]

Cambridge Semantics Launches Semantic Platform and Tools for Non-Technical Users; Includes Excel Plug-in and Web Front-End - Posted June 16, 2009
Semantic Technology for the Masses - Rapid Enterprise-Wide Deployment; Easy to Link, Browse and Analyze Content from Multiple, Disparate Sources and Formats San Jose, Calif., June 16, 2009 (2009 Semantic Technology Conference - Booth #114) Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of practical semantic solutions, introduced its new Anzo platform and tools designed... [semanticweb.com]

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