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Monthly Archives: September 2012

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 9/24-9/28

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young 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.     The not-so-casual mistake: Hachette drops the ball with the ebook version of JK Rowling’s highly anticipated novel, The Casual Vacancy.  Whiz kids: The National Book Foundation released the names of its 5 under 35 honorees. Penguin files […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 9/17-9/21

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young 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. The drama continues overseas, as Apple, as well as assorted publishers, settle on ebook pricing with the EU. Zola Books, the social, retail and recommendation site which premiered at BEA 2012, went live on September 20th. The sigh of […]

Undergraduate Publishing Programs: What’s the Advantage?

As a treat–and as a passive-aggressive gesture to urge me to make up my mind as to what I was going to do with my life–my mother took me on a “field trip” to Simon & Schuster. A friend of a family friend worked in the children’s department there, and it was the summer before my senior year of high school–that time when push comes to shove when choosing a path in life. My mother, knowing I had an affinity for literature, figured that this might be an alternative career […]

Interning for a Startup: Can it Offer Everything You Need?

Last week, we got an interesting query from a reader about evaluating an internship offer. In part, he wrote: Elisabeth, you mentioned that you did an internship with a “really small publisher.” I recently have been looking into a few different opportunities and found a digital publisher, who asked me to come in for a meeting immediately after I asked about possible internships. Evidently, this publisher does not have a physical office, but runs out of the homes of the various 10-15 staff members. …does this sound like a good […]

5 Top Publishings News Stories, Week of 9/10-9/14

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young 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.     Fifty Shades of Grey is (finally!) overtaken in this week’s sales by No Easy Day, a firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. As a result of the DOJ settlement, HarperCollins takes some tentative […]

Internviews: “Before” with Liz Janetschek

  We’re thrilled to welcome Liz Janetschek as this season’s intern. We think every peek into the mind of an aspiring book professional contributes to a fuller and more interesting portrait of what the industry will next become-so we pounce on our interns’ minds every chance we get. Read more about Liz on the About page, and keep an eye out for her unique spin as she helps helm this ship in the months to come. Trendsetter: What aspects of Publishing Trends and MPI interest you most as you enter the […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 9/3-9/7

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young 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.     Amazon unveiled more new Kindles than you can shake a stick at during a September 6th press conference. Some new models will be available for shipping as early as September 14th. Atria is no longer her keeper–Jodi Picoult […]