GalleyCats (and Other Critters), Get Ready!

By Neal 

Every year around this time, GalleyCat invites publishing industry professionals (including published authors) to send us pictures of your cats, dogs, and other pets—preferably either engaged in holiday cheer or something book-related. (See here for examples from last year’s holiday season.) Be sure to tell us a little something about you and your pet… actually, this would be a perfect opportunity to answer our previous question about publishing’s brightest moments this year, wouldn’t it?

We’ll start things off with senior editor Ron Hogan‘s rag doll, Clo.


As some of you know, today’s my last day at GalleyCat; after the holidays, I’m joining Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I’m not leaving the blogosphere completely—I’ll still be writing about books and authors at my original website, Beatrice. And I’ll continue to take part in literary events, from the upcoming Center for Fiction writers’ conference to a 92Y panel discussion about The Lost Symbol, plus a monthly reading series for romance fiction, a discussion series at Greenlight Bookstore, and more.

As I leave, though, I’m grateful for the fantastic work that Jason Boog has done here over the last year. It’s not even a question of “leaving the site in great hands,” because Jason has done so much to bring his own perspective to GalleyCat already, and now with the successful launch of’s second publishing industry news blog, eBookNewser, 2010 is looking to be another great year. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on both sites, and I’m sure you will, too.

Enjoy these holiday weeks—and don’t forget to email Jason your pet photos!