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Mediabistro's Jason Boog gets digital books promotion

November 10, 2009 |  2:50 pm

Jasonboog_nov09 Jason Boog, the blogger who's been posting up a storm at Mediabistro's Galleycat for more than a year, has been promoted to the new position of editor of Mediabistro Publishing.

Mediabistro Publishing, a new entity, will focus on offerings around digital publishing, and not -- so far, at least -- publish ebooks of its own. Instead, Boog says, the plan is to "blow out the footprint that Galleycat has in the publishing world."

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 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.

But in the immediate future, Boog will be coordinating the company's ebook summit set for Dec. 16-18 in New York. He'll also keep doing his Mediabistro podcast. And blogging, of course. It's just too good to give up.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Jason Boog