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Foreign Affairs Crashes eBook on Middle East Revolutions

1304693516906_a0fcb.jpgToday’s guest on the Morning Media Menu Morning Media Menu (MP3 link) was Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose talking about how the journal rushed a brand new eBook, The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next.

The digital collection pulled together timely articles, interviews, and primary documents to help readers understand the historic changes sweeping through the Middle East. Rose talked about the powerful eBook opportunities available to magazines and journalists.

Follow this MP3 link to listen. Here’s an excerpt: “We did an instant book right after 9-11 called How Did This Happen? We managed to basically pull together within a few weeks a full-scale, serious book. We published it with Public Affairs and it sold more than 40,000 copies.  It was a back-breaking effort. It’s something that I’m proud of, but I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to repeating the crazy experience.”

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Official Press Release for GalleyCat Reviews

Today mediabistro.com officially announced the launch of GalleyCat Reviews. The official press release contained more information about our newest program. Here are a few choice excerpts, but the complete release follows after the jump…


GalleyCat Reviews
will include a variety of daily book review content: 300-500 word original book reviews, excerpted book reviews from partners, and curated posts linking to the best book reviews on the web.

“GalleyCat Reviews fills a need in the publishing industry for timely, authoritative book reviews,” stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands. “As traditional review outlets disappear, online communities are becoming the place where readers go to find out about new books. Our special relationships with premium outlets will make GalleyCat Reviews a destination site for readers, writers, editors, and publishers.”

The first publication to join GalleyCat Reviews is Foreign Affairs magazine, the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs, published by the non-profit, nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. The magazine features nonfiction book reviews, and GalleyCat Reviews will excerpt brief portions of these essays.

Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose stated, “Our regular capsule reviews and our longer specially commissioned review essays showcase the most interesting and important new releases in the field, giving readers an objective expert take on everything from history, biography, and trade non-fiction to a broad range of academic scholarship and policy wonkery.”

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