Monthly Archives: April 2005


Submission Call: South Pacific

Another call from Travelers’ Tales… 30 Days in the South Pacific: Urgent Call for Tales of Paradise Imagine being sentenced to 30 Days…in paradise. 30 Days in the South Pacific is the first title in a new series from Travelers’ Tales designed to give readers a quick view of a […]


Job Lead: National Geographic

Via Publishers Marketplace: National Geographic has an immediate opening in Washington DC in Book Publishing for an experienced Editor to identify, acquire, and develop a minimum of 6-8 book properties a year for both Direct Mail and Trade markets, primarily focusing on illustrated reference books and educational topics. Responsibilities also […]


YaGoohoo!gle

This is great. I love it. Double the pleasure. Double the fun. YaGoohoo!gle Run your name and see which side you like more, or use it to double your research results.


Picture of Friends from the NYT Travel Show

Erik Olsen from Gadling on the left, Ayun Halliday in the center, Kelly Amabile and Andrew Tarica above me. Been meaning to put that up since Kelly sent it to me. It was very cool to meet Erik and Andrew is a friend from several years back. You all know […]


Amazon wants Authors?

I just read on Jay’s Anthem Book Blog that Amazon wants content from authors. He took it from a Publishers Weekly article, “Amazon House? New Program Would Commission Work, Sell it like iTunes.” So, they’re seeking content from authors and are willing to pay .49 cents a download. Read the […]


Feels Like a Monday at Travelers’ Tales

I rolled into the office in Palo Alto this morning around 11:30 after dealing with a dead car battery. I gave James the Heisman hand instead of a hug, like he usually does to me when his ribs are broken. After saying good morning, he exclaimed: “I feel like I’m […]


Swink Magazine

Swink is a fairly new print magazine that also publishes exclusive theme issues only available online. The mag is bicoastal and biannual, “…dedicated to identifying and promoting literary talent in both established and emerging writers.” They are interested in writing that, “…pushes the boundaries of the traditional¬ówriting that is new […]


Job Lead: Lonely Planet

For those with online marketing and web development experience, this position posting might be of interest: Via the Digital Media Jobs Blog, there is an opening for a regional website manager for Lonely Planet in Oakland, CA. This role is responsible for the quality, currency and relevance of regionalized features […]


Switching Emails

I recently redirected my email address. Jen at Jen Leo dot com was going to a Yahoo account and now it’s redirected to a gmail account. I know there are a handful of you that have written me in the past few months regarding help and/or the holiday help I […]


Editor Etiquette

I was on the phone with an editor at a big famous glossy magazine this past week. It was my first contact with them and I was rather chuffed that they called me back the same day I pitched. (Left a msg and I called back the next day). What […]