John Boswell (publishing-business figure)
He was the subject of a New York Times article on book packaging, which described it as coming up with the idea for a book, writing a proposal, and finding a writer.
Two books he co-wrote, French for Cats (1992, with Henry Beard) and O.J.'s Legal Pad (1995, with Henry Beard and Ron Barrett), have reached the New York Times Best Seller list. On some book jackets, he also takes credit for co-writing the number-1 bestseller What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School, although the only listed author is Mark H. McCormack.
Boswell was also a producer of Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video and appears in it as an "unsuspecting golfer".
- McDowell, Edwin (February 15, 1985). "Publishing: A Specialist in Packaging Books". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-28. (preview—subscription required for full article).
- "Best Sellers: April 12, 1992". The New York Times. April 12, 1992. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
- "Paperback Best Sellers: July 23, 1995". The New York Times. July 23, 1995. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
- Boswell, John; Skenazy, Lenore (2004). The Dysfunctional Family Christmas Songbook. Broadway. ISBN 978-0-7679-1907-4.
- McCormack, Mark H. What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School. Bantam. ISBN 978-0-553-05061-5.
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