If you came here from Twitter,

you probably already know that I’m a New Yawker and a “[b]ook geek, cakeatarian, [and] aggressive blocker of spammy followers.” What you may not know is that even when not limited to 140 characters, I hate writing bios of myself.

You might want to also know, though, that in July 2014 I joined Amplify Learning in Brooklyn as the senior content producer for EPUBs. Before that, I was managing editor of print and digital production at CN Times Books, the U.S. subsidiary of Beijing MediaTime Book Co. Just before I left there, I did a webinar for Bowker on book production for self- and independent publishers. And before that, for a little over two years, I worked at F+W Media as “Digital Production ePub QA Associate,” and then as “eBook Developer” (I disapprove of the camel-casing in both of these titles), fixing e-books, writing documentation, and suchlike. In that capacity, I was one of four presenters at a workshop on e-book production at the 2013 Digital Book World conference, which is an F+W joint; my segment was on the whys and hows of e-book QA.

[If you prefer to read this kind of junk in less discursive format, you can find that at linkedin.com/in/indiamos. Note that I generally don’t connect with people there unless I know them already in some way.]

From 2008 to 2010, I attended the Interactive Telecommunications master’s degree program (ITP) at New York University; I left with two incompletes and a metric shitload of student loan debt. In general, the less said about all of that, the better, but if you’re afflicted with morbid curiosity, you can watch or read a transcript of my thesis presentation in this blog post: The India, Ink. comedy show. If you are contemplating attending grad school yourself, and are not doing so while sipping champagne atop your own twenty-foot-high heap of winking jewels and shiny gold coins, maybe check out this book first: Don’t Go Back to School by Kio Stark.

Before grad school, I was art director at Nextbook (now Tablet magazine), a senior designer at St. Martin’s Press (where I designed book interiors solely for Tor/Forge Books) and Neuwirth & Associates, and managing editor of Seven Stories Press and PEN America, the literary journal of PEN American Center. From 1999 to 2001 I was webmaster of poets.org, the website of the Academy of American Poets, and for the three preceding years I was a program associate there, managing poetry awards and designing the quarterly journal. From 1994 to 1996, I was a program coordinator at PEN American Center, directing the visiting writers program and administering emergency funds to writers in need. I also worked, millions of years ago but still somewhat relevantly, at Tower Books in Sacramento and Seattle, and I spent some time blissfully shelving at my college library.

Obviously, I look fucking FANTASTIC for my age. Thank you for the genes, Mom.

I often perform freelance e-book production, book design, typesetting, editorial work (mostly pro0fread1ng), and Web stuff. If you need something text-related done, I may be your woman. I can also eat cake, or sit on/in a porch, patio, lawn, balcony, terrace, piazza, or gazebo and drink cocktails, if you need someone to do either of those things for you. I might perform the latter tasks pro bono.

What is this website?

It’s a blog about book-related stuff. Mostly.

You can find a list on the sidebar of posts on this site that have been most popular lately. Among the most frequently read posts here overall (as of September 2013) are

Of course, the best parts of the best pages here are the comments. Leave a comment—today!

I’m following you! Will you follow me back?

I may already be following you! In a vain attempt at not letting Twitter eat my life, I try to limit the number of people I follow directly. However, I keep up with many additional people through Twitter lists compiled by myself and others, and I track still more through my RSS reader. So if I don’t reciprocate your following me, please be comforted by the knowledge that I may have been stalking you through more stealthy means for weeks, months, or even years. Feel better now?

Do you have a cat?

Why, yes! So glad you asked. I live with two nefarious carnivores, in fact—

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—Ampersand (left) and Interrobang (right), whose misdeeds are catalogued at @catcrimeblotter.

What’s with your name?

Please see the OAQ for answers to this and other Occasionally Asked Questions.

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