FishbowlNY Takes a Literary Turn

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By Neal Comment

mblogo.jpgI don’t know how many of you regular GalleyCat readers also read our sister blog, FishbowlNY, but some posts yesterday afternoon overlapped with our publishing scene, so I thought I’d call them to your attention. First they sat in on a Douglas Rushkoff seminar on interactivity, where Dorian Benkoil (our big boss) learned that “while the best-selling books [Rushkoff’s] written weren’t exactly ‘loss leaders’ they are the ‘entrée to live engagements, which are the money makers.’ In other words, he and others now write books so people will book them for other stuff that ultimately make them more money.” (You have to write books to do that? I thought I could skate by with blogging as my foot in the door…damn.)

Then Greg Lindsay ran a piece on Nick Antosca, the young Yale alum who tried to schmooze a fellow Eli into giving him a Rush & Malloy mention for selling his first book.

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