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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Book-Jobs, Not By the Book: Kelly Farber, International Literary Scout

As ever, it’s a pleasure to give you a glimpse into a the work of a person who makes book-business work, but whose job you probably never knew existed. International literary scouts are like international publishers’ eyes and ears to what’s going on (in this case) in the US. Meaning: they’re like spies and matchmakers rolled into one. Here to tell us about all that glamour (and the day-to-day realities) is Kelly Farber, a scout for Barbara Tolley & Associates.       What was your first job in book […]

Trendsetters’ Book-Biz Essential Reading, Week of 6/18-6/22

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.     PoD for the People: OR Books makes its full list available through Espresso Book Machines at bookstores around the country. LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: Some libraries let you borrow ebooks. (Or so a recent Pew study has found). Emerging from the same ongoing […]

Should I Get a Master’s Degree to Work in Publishing?

And if so, what kind of graduate degree should you get? What is the Master’s Degree-Publishing connection? This is a fantastic piece from our colleagues over at Young to Publishing that tackles the constellation of questions surrounding publishing careers and post-undergraduate education. Should you do grad school before? After? At all? This article is especially useful for all the thoughts from young publishing professionals at different places and stages in their careers, and who have very different opinions on the grad school question. There are also some unexpected sides to the […]

Trendsetters’ Book-Biz Essential Reading, Week of 6/11-6/15

Every week we recommend 5 links that the young book professional should read to feel more informed and connected. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.     “Ebooks on aisle 4, ebooks on aisle 4…” UK supermarket chain Sainsbury buys ebook start-up aNobii. For the unbeatable price of £1! Life is swell when the government likes you: The US State Department “is considering a no-bid deal with Amazon” for a BOATLOAD of Kindles. HarperCollins […]

The Perks of Being a Bookseller

The day I moved to New York, I remember staring out the window of the car and happening to see a sign hanging in the window of the Barnes & Noble in Union Square with simple, but incredibly important information: “We’re Hiring.” Once my dad and I unloaded the car, he drove away and I walked back to the bookstore to fill out an application. I was called in a few days later for an interview. Something about being a bookseller creates ties that bind. At parties, I often find […]

What the Next Generation Thinks: A BEA Panel

In one of the final education events of BookExpo America 2012, two past and two current participants in NYU’s Masters in Publishing joined a panel to discuss the subject of “What The Next Generation Thinks: New Voices In Publishing Speak Out.” The panel was moderated by Andrea Chambers, Director of the Center for Publishing at NYU-SCPS, and despite Thursday being the day when most people start to disappear from BEA before the morning’s even out, the seminar room boasted a healthy crowd. The two students currently enrolled in the program […]