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So What Do You Do, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Film Producer and Bestselling Author?
The author, filmmaker and preacher shares advice for aspiring screenwriters and talks working with Whitney Houston on her final film.

So What Do You Do, Cecily von Ziegesar, Creator of Gossip Girl?
What kind of book lands TV deals? According to the prolific author behind this booming franchise, one that you think no one's going to read.

So What Do You Do, Amanda Hocking, Author and Self-Publishing Powerhouse?
The poster child for eBook success reveals how she scored movie deals and a $2 million contract with St. Martin's Press -- all by the age of 26.

So What Do You Do, Jackie Collins, Bestselling Author?
The international bestseller reveals her self-publishing plans and explains why she took control of the business side of her career.

So What Do You Do, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bestselling Author and Speaker?
The thought leader details the key to his success and reveals the one thing that could solve the nation's unemployment issues.

So What Do You Do, Zane, New York Times Bestselling Erotica Author?
The erotica author talks empowering women, why publishers are under appreciated, and the one thing you need to pen a juicy romance novel.

So What Do You Do, Jamie Raab, Publisher of Grand Central Publishing?
Hachette's head honcho makes the case for publishers in a world of eBooks and recounts how she discovered Nicholas Sparks.

So What Do You Do, Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com?
Examiner's top exec explains why his site is more than just a content farm and has a message for HuffPo's unpaid bloggers.

So What Do You Do, Matt LeMay, bit.ly Platform Manager?
This social media guru shares how publishers can finally monetize content.

So What Do You Do, Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul?
With 167 million copies sold worldwide, this king of self-help details his rise to success and and reveals why it's okay to judge a book by its title.

So What Do You Do, Nicholas Sparks, Bestselling Romance Novelist?
Hollywood's go-to guy for love stories details the inspiration behind his books, dealing with rejection, and how he penned 16 bestselling novels.

So What Do You Do, Nina Lassam, eBook Marketing Evangelist?
The digital marketing guru outlines best practices for authors going the DIY route and reveals why the eBook market is not just a publishing ghetto.

So What Do You Do, James Patterson, Bestselling Novelist?
The year's top selling author talks catering to the masses, getting boys to read and, oh yeah, his critics.

So What Do You Do, Janet Evanovich, Bestselling Novelist?
The bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series talks about her rise to fame, her new co-author program, and why 'we haven't even seen the beginning of eBooks.'

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, Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Enterprises?
The legendary playboy talks about creating an iconic public image, the brand's possible sale, and what he'd do differently if he was starting in media today.

Hey, How'd You Spin an Interactive Novel from the CSI Brand?
The creator of TV's most successful franchise takes on eBooks and gives tips for breaking through Hollywood's notorious closed doors.

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Librarians Launch the 'In the Margins' Book Award - Posted February 24, 2014
A group of youth librarians came together to launch the "In the Margins" book award. Here's more from School Library Journal: "The purpose of creating the ITM committee was to get feedback from te... [GalleyCat]

Ruth Cardello Says She Turned Down a 7-Figure Book Deal - Posted August 22, 2012
Former teacher and self-published author Ruth Cardello has landed on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 60,000 copies of her self-published romance novels and reportedly turned down a 7-figure book deal from a publishing house... [GalleyCat]

Jackie Collins Gives a Glimpse Into the A-List - Posted March 7, 2012
With 400 million copies sold worldwide, 27 New York Times bestsellers, and nine movies and mini-series based on her work, Jackie Collins has earned the title of the ultimate Hollywood insider. "If you have never been to Hol... [FishbowlLA]

Jamie Raab Interview Sparks eBook Royalty Debate - Posted February 1, 2012
GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera interviewed Grand Central publisher Jamie Raab for mediabistro.com's So What Do You Do? feature today. In the interview, Raab (pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Co-Creator on Social Media: 'Figure It Out For Yourself' - Posted February 24, 2011
Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creator Dr. Mark Victor Hansen has seen his popular nonfiction series sell 167 milion copies. The author and entrepreneur had some simple social m... [GalleyCat]

How Nicholas Sparks Wrote His First Novel - Posted January 27, 2011
Even the most famous authors once struggled as aspiring writers. GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera interviewed novelist Nicholas Sparks for mediabistro.com's ... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Rivera Discusses His New eBook Community Site - Posted January 24, 2011
Author Jeff Rivera has launched a new community website devoted to all things digital publishing. The site aims to be a cross between the Huffington Post and Publishers We... [Inside Mobile Apps]

PW's Notables 2010: No Women? Few People of Color? - Posted December 6, 2010
The industry bible, Publisher's Weekly, released their picks of Notables of 2010 in book publishing this week. Among the names were Barnes & Noble's Len Riggio, veteran literary agent, Andrew Wylie, Google's Tom Turvey and othe... [GalleyCat]

James Patterson Responds to Critics - Posted November 24, 2010
No other author has had as many New York Times bestsellers at one time as James Patterson. People magazine called him the "king of the bestsellers list." He has outsold writers like ... [GalleyCat]

CSI's Anthony Zuiker Explores Digital Interactive Storytelling - Posted November 16, 2010
CSI creator Anthony Zuiker sees a future in interactive digital publishing. The writer/producer recently released his latest digital book Dark Prop... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Janet Evanovich Seeks Co-Authors - Posted November 3, 2010
Forbes named her one of the top 10 bestselling authors of the year. She's rumored to have signed a $50 million deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell. And in my in-depth interview with her in at mediabistro.com, ... [GalleyCat]

Seth Godin Quits Traditional Publishing; Readers Respond - Posted August 23, 2010
GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera published a short interview with author Seth Godin last week. It included ... [GalleyCat]

Mediabistro's So What Do You Do? With Hugh Hefner - Posted August 11, 2010
Playboy's founder, editor-in-chief and chief creative officer Hugh Hefner talks shop with Mediabistro's Jeff Rivera over at the So What Do You Do? feature on the home page. You've said Playboy is undervalued. What do you think inve... [FishbowlLA]

Everybody Needs a Vacation - Posted April 16, 2010
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Smothers Brothers Book Signing - Posted January 8, 2010
David Bianculli, author of the forthcoming book, DANGEROUSLY FUNNY --The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Touchstone) will be doing a signing on Monday, January 11th at 7:30 PM. The signing will be held at the Barnes & Noble, located at 1972 Broadway @ 66th Street. Bianculli is ... [GalleyCat]

DigitalTrends.com on Book Publishing in the Next 10 Years - Posted January 7, 2010
With the excitement of the current Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas going on, we wondered how technology might change publishing in the near future. We asked technology expert Scott Steinberg, publisher and lead technology analyst for DigitalTrends.com to ... [GalleyCat]

Richard Nash: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future - Posted January 5, 2010
Former publisher, Richard Nash has never been one to hold back his voice on how he feels the book publishing industry needs to make dramatic changes. We asked him what he sees happening in the next 10 years and here is what he had to say: Richard Nash: 1. Most predictions for 2020 that... [GalleyCat]

Seth Godin: Book Publishing 10 Years in the Future - Posted December 30, 2009
A lot has happened in the last 10 years that has changed the book publishing industry dramatically. It was not that long ago when people said, "Google, who?" Now, Google has become a verb as in "just Google it". Google, once only a search engine, is poised to partner with book... [GalleyCat]

Changes Afoot at GalleyCat - Posted November 11, 2009
As you may or may not have heard, this GalleyCat editor will now be working full-time at mediabistro.com. He will continue editing this site along with senior editor Ron Hogan and correspondent ... [GalleyCat]

"Royal Pains" Reshma Shetty Proud To Break Cultural Barriers - Posted August 26, 2009
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"Royal Pains" Reshma Shetty Proud To Break Cultural Barriers - Posted August 26, 2009
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MSNBC.com Acquires Hyperlocal Site|FT Plans For Micropayments|Gourmet Launches Foodie TV Show|Kurtz Poo-poos Rather's Presidential Commission Idea - Posted August 17, 2009
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MSNBC.com Acquires Hyperlocal Site|FT Plans For Micropayments|Gourmet Launches Foodie TV Show|Kurtz Poo-poos Rather's Presidential Commission Idea - Posted August 17, 2009
WebNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Featured Job Of The Day: Marketing Intern, GumboWriters.com - Posted July 27, 2009
We don't usually feature jobs that don't pay, since you can find enough of those without our help, but we wanted to call out this one. It's special. GumboWriters.com is looking for two or three interns to put in three days a week and learn about the book publ... [MediaJobsDaily]

GalleyCat Movie Theater - Posted May 15, 2009
That's an encore present... [GalleyCat]

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