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Mediabistro Party in Los Angeles

Want to talk about books or make some literary friends in Los Angeles?

If you live in the Los Angeles area, we can help you answer all those questions. You should join us for our Cocktails in Los Angeles party at Whiskey Blue in the W Hotel on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT).

Follow this link to RSVP. The party will be hosted by Write On Online‘s Debra Eckerling and GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. It is a great way to meet new friends, network with media professionals or tell this GalleyCat editor about your favorite book.

Back to Work

tulumbed.jpgAfter a week of reading books and scribbling in his notebook on gorgeous Mexican beaches, Jason Boog has returned to GalleyCat headquarters.

As we return to our normal posting schedule this week, you can email Jason your publishing news. If we missed your email or call, feel free to contact us again as we sort through last week’s flood of correspondence. We also wanted to send a special thanks to correspondent Mark Byrne, eBookNewser editor Craig Morgan Teicher, and correspondent Jeff Rivera for working overtime last week.

Stay tuned this week for all our regularly-scheduled programming, GalleyCat Reviews and news about the impending launch of the World’s Longest Remix Contest.

GalleyCat at the National Book Awards

nba.jpgTonight the publishing world gathers for the National Book Awards, a combination of the Academy Awards ceremony, a fairytale ball, and a high school prom for writers.

Don’t worry about buying a tuxedo, because GalleyCat will be covering the event. Senior editor Ron Hogan will be twittering about the event and editor Jason Boog will handle the good old fashioned blogging duties. There may even be some web video surprises.

The dinner and ceremony will be held at Cipriani Wall Street. The event will be hosted by author, comedian, and actor Andy Borowitz. Read all about the NBA finalists here.

eBook Summit Preview Party

ebooksummit02.gifOn Monday, November 16 join GalleyCat writers and readers for a drink and a chance to win a free ticket to the eBook Summit. The party runs from 6:30 until 8:30, moving this virtual conversation about publishing into the real world.

Click here to RSVP for a spot at the party at NYC’s Bubble Lounge. At the event, education director Carmen Scheidel and GalleyCat editor Jason Boog will join writers, editors, agents, journalists, and other publishing types–sharing a drink and pondering the future of this crazy profession.

Here’s more from the release: “From eReaders and publishing on demand to new business models for publishers and booksellers, our event will explore the technology that is driving change in the industry. eBook Summit will take place December 15-16, 2009 at New World Stages in New York City. Admission to Monday’s Preview Event is complimentary, but RSVPs are required. Feel free to invite colleagues and friends. We’ll also be raffling off a ticket to the December Summit, so be sure to bring some business cards.”

Changes Afoot at GalleyCat

twitter_galleycat_picture_bigger.jpgAs 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 Jeff Rivera–working to build a stronger site and jump start some new projects.

Here’s more about the job from the LA Times: “Mediabistro is known for offering classes to journalists and wannabe journos, and now it will create a similar smattering of classes for publishing professionals and authors. Two things Jason Boog mentioned to Jacket Copy are helping people learn how to get books formatted for the Kindle and a class on iPhone apps. And odds are that something marketing-ish — say, using Facebook, Twitter or the social networking platform of the future — will be available too.”

We are grateful for your support over these last few years, and look forward to working with you in the future. With this new position, we can follow more leads, increase publishing curriculum and partnerships, and help shape the eBook Summit next month. Email us at jason [at] mediabistro [dot] com or write us on Twitter–send your tips, suggests, requests, and hopes for future GalleyCat projects.

Everybody Needs a Vacation

IMG_2509.JPG“The water was that clear turquoise color you get with a white sand bottom. I had never seen such a place. I wanted to take off all my clothes and never wear them again,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson about a particularly beautiful stretch of Puerto Rico, reminding us that everyone, from publishing folks to crazed journalists, needs a vacation.

Starting this afternoon, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog is leaving for a week-long vacation. He will return relaxed and refreshed on Monday, October 26, along with more unexpected publishing news, tech-savvy author interviews, Darwinian writing advice, and good old fashioned Apple Tablet speculation.

If you have any breaking news in the next week, you can still email GalleyCat your tips. Our senior editor Ron Hogan will hold down the GalleyCat fort next week, both on the site and on Twitter.

Tweets, They Are A-Changin’

sharepage.jpgLike Bob Dylan cutting a Christmas album, we’ve made a few changes here at GalleyCat central. The mediabistro.com tech crew has simplified the page design and added a host of social bookmarking buttons to make it easier to join the GalleyCat conversation.

Just click the red “Share” button at the bottom of the post to circulate a story the social network of choice, including: Digg, Facebook, Google Reader, Delicious, StumbleUpon, or MySpace. If you feel more inclined to tweet about the story, just click the green “Tweet” button. Along with the extra tools, bylines are now clearly delineated so you can send fan mail and angry letters straight to the correct GalleyCat editor.

Finally, senior editor Ron Hogan and editor Jason Boog have teamed up to curate the brand-new GalleyCat Twitter feed, bringing the publishing blog into the Twitter-sphere. Stop by and say hello, and pass along any comments about the design.

Chris Anderson’s Sourcing Slip-Up

Yesterday the Virgina Quarterly Review discovered a few Wikipedia passages included in the text of Chris Anderson‘s new book, “Free: The Future of a Radical Price,” without attribution.

Anderson, who also edits Wired magazine, said the final process was rushed: “As you’ll note, these are mostly on the margins of the book’s focus, mostly on historical asides, but that’s no excuse. I should have had a better process to make sure the write-through covered all the text that was not directly sourced.” His publisher added a note yesterday, saying they were “completely satisfied” with his explanation. Edward Champion and Carolyn Kellogg have continued the investigation.

Today on mediabistro.com’s Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and Agency Spy editor Matt Van Hoven discussed this sourcing problem with Lusty Lady writer Rachel Kramer Bussel.

GalleyCat for Your Ears

Podcast host and TVNewser blogger Steve Krakauer retired from the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast this morning. GalleyCat editor Jason Boog will be stepping into Krakauer’s big pair of shoes on Monday morning.

If you are a journalist, writer, blogger, media-type, publicist, or book-lover who wants to appear on the show, there’s a wide-open guest calendar for the next few months. Topics will range from media news to publishing to newspapers to movies to magazines to culture to television, and, perhaps most importantly, books. Email Jason for more details.

Here’s more on Krakauer’s last show: “Mediabistro.com editorial director Rebecca Fox and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven helped send off Steve with some discussion about The New York Times‘s Bill Keller reporting from the frontlines of Iran and a reliving of the time Rush Limbaugh gave a shout out to the podcast. Also: what Steve has learned since launching the podcast a few months ago and some love lockdown.”

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