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FDL Book Salon: Wanted — Book Editor

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If anyone ever asks me what the most fun thing about running FDL is, my answer is always "Book Salon."  We've had some of the most amazing voices in modern politics as visitors here — from John Dean to Sydney Blumenthal to Arianna Huffington, Keith Olbermann, Joe Conason, Tom Schaller , Jacob Hacker, Andy Stern, Glenn Greenwald, George Soros and our own Marcy Wheeler (just to name a few).  It has also become one of the most time consuming tasks on the blog, because it means scheduling not only author chats but also finding appropriate people to review the books and working with everyone to make sure they're comfortable posting and commenting in the blog format.  Add to that the job of choosing books and communicating with publishing houses and publicity folks to make sure that there is good awareness that the discussion is taking place, and it really takes the efforts of someone who both loves the books and authors we're inviting here onto the salon but also has the time to devote to them.

So we're doing something we've never done here before — we're soliciting a book editor, someone who has enthusiasm for promoting progressive books in a way that the right has done for decades but the left has been sorely lacking in.  It's why we started the book salon in the first place, and it's been a remarkable success.  If you think you have the time and the interest, contact me at fdlbooksalon AT gmail COT com.  We do have an awful lot of fun on the FDL crew and hope that the right person will really enjoy being part of the team.

UPDATE:  Pach adds: 

What we need really is someone to:

1) select books and book authors for chat, getting them oriented to how to do chat, and

2) select and schedule reviewers for the book chats. Sometimes authors have suggested reviewers, and we often have contacts to give you to make your job easier when you're looking for good reviewers. We just need someone to take this over on a weekly basis, though we can help with suggestions.

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FDL Book Salon: Wanted — Book Editor

book_pile.jpg

If anyone ever asks me what the most fun thing about running FDL is, my answer is always "Book Salon."  We've had some of the most amazing voices in modern politics as visitors here — from John Dean to Sydney Blumenthal to Arianna Huffington, Keith Olbermann, Joe Conason, Tom Schaller , Jacob Hacker, Andy Stern, Glenn Greenwald, George Soros and our own Marcy Wheeler (just to name a few).  It has also become one of the most time consuming tasks on the blog, because it means scheduling not only author chats but also finding appropriate people to review the books and working with everyone to make sure they're comfortable posting and commenting in the blog format.  Add to that the job of choosing books and communicating with publishing houses and publicity folks to make sure that there is good awareness that the discussion is taking place, and it really takes the efforts of someone who both loves the books and authors we're inviting here onto the salon but also has the time to devote to them.

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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