April Publishing Foolishness, Part Deux

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By Jason Boog Comment

erased-art-12.gifGalleyCat vastly underestimated the number of foolish people in the publishing industry. Despite our best efforts to cover the madness, our Twitter feed, RSS reader, and email were overwhelmed with additional April Fools’ Day pranks.

Here are the tricks we missed the first time around: Dear Author organized an elaborate scheme, rumored to have used a GalleyCat editor for the nefarious plot. Then Phoenix Books hired Jason Pinter as senior editor to work on a few unconventional titles.

Shelf Awareness studied the long-overdue publishing industry bailout. MobyLives reported that George W. Bush lost his book deal.


Booksquare and TeleRead bickered over the merits of an ebook breakthrough.

Locus reported on some sad developments in the world of science fiction workshops.

Jeff VanderMeer pointed out some GalleyCat headlines that he wished were jokes.

Author Author had a Masterpiece press release.