In a story I am reading the narrator overhears snippets of someone else's conversation. In context, the sentence looks like this:
Most of it was about story arcs and podcasts and montages and special effects. And also what sorts of new, exciting things he could do to gain publicity. Something about dropping the book or making book or booking it - it was a lot of gobbledygook ...
The story eventually involves the protagonist losing his wallet at a local store (he visited for 3 minutes to see if they had pet cages), falling victim to identity theft ($20,000 is spent in cards) which results in legal action and story coverage.
A bit of research turns up bookdropping as an archaic word, meaning "to leave something behind (in plain sight) intentionally." Making book is also just as rare, meaning "to place a bet or gamble." Booking it is way more common, meaning "to leave in a hurry."
All of these could fit in with the later parts of the story:
One interpretation of the story is the protagonist intentionally left his wallet behind, on a gamble that it being stolen and he using the event to a legal advantage would generate publicity. He drove up to the store and stayed there for three minutes, just to leave the wallet, before getting off the premises quickly.
The question at large is: What other idioms, phrases, slang terms, or otherwise using the word "book" are there in general, or some that align with this story?
Secondly, Are there alternative definitions or interpretations I haven't seen yet?