Bookbuilders of Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England. Our blog describes industry events that we sponsor or attend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I have a friend who says that I remind her of Jackie O, because I work in publishing. 

Jackie worked at Viking and Doubleday, but the connection is still a HUGE reach. I allow my friend to maintain this glamorous fiction, however, because I like to think that if Jackie O worked in Boston publishing today, she would attend our networking events. (Plus, I do have a pair of oversized sunglasses.)

My husband, on the other hand, imagines that the networking events resemble the scenes in Moneyball when player trades are discussed: I have two freelance recommendations and some information about ePub in exchange for your full-timer referral. This is also a reach, but local professionals looking for work or services know that CNEs are the place to be. The discussions are not always so serious or direct (no player recommendations from Jonah Hill), but they are meaningful.

We welcome you to attend the next CNE event on Weds., February 8, at OM Restaurant in Cambridge. It would be hard to find a more supportive and friendly group, and it's important to engage no matter what the stage of your career. Visit to register ... see you soon!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info! I was planning on attending the next session, as a matter of fact.