The guy at work here who asked for someone to edit the Bookbuilders directory just asked if I wanted to be listed as being on the directory committee. So, of course, I asked "Do I have to do anything?" Basically, it sounds like Bookbuilders people might contact me about doing more stuff for them (not sure if I would feel obliged or not . . . probably), and, if I'm still a member of Bookbuilders in a year or so (I'm a member now by virtue of working for McDougal Littell), they might ask me to chair it or something. So, in the Bookbuilders directory that is coming out in something like 6 weeks, I'll be listed as a committee member and as an editor. So, hey, pretty cool for three hours of work.
I signed up to go to some intro-to-publishing classes that they offered last year when I was new at Prentice Hall. They were really boring. I went to the first one and ducked out after the break. Not very informative like I was hoping. But, eh. If I'm going to be in the publishing business in Boston, I guess it's good to know people. Hell, maybe this will help me land my next job, whatever that might be.