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Monthly Archives: May 2013

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/27 – 5/31

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more 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. **** Simon and Schuster to to launch premier marketing plan and customer portal, creating a one-stop destination for invoices, order tracking, and promotional information. Publishing industry might start responding to ebook piracy by infecting the thief with Malware. Amazon is opening a new office […]

Bright Young Things of Mexican Publishing: Alicia Flores

In honor of BEA’s International Market Focus on Mexico this year, we asked a few young Mexican publishing professionals for their take on the industry they’re simultaneously inheriting and helping to create. William Dietzel and Alicia Flores share their thoughts about their careers thus far and what might be next. **** Alicia Flores was born in Mexico City and studied linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. She has worked as a reader, copyeditor, proofreader, and editor for several Mexican publishers, and currently lives in Oaxaca, where she moved seven months ago to work with Almadía Publishing as […]

Bright Young Things of Mexican Publishing: William Dietzel

In honor of BEA’s International Market Focus on Mexico this year, we asked a few young Mexican publishing professionals for their take on the industry they’re simultaneously inheriting and helping to create. William Dietzel and Alicia Flores share their thoughts about their careers thus far and what might be next. **** William Dietzel is a young editor from Mexico City who’s worked in prestigious publishing houses like Planeta and Santillana. He’s currently the Children’s and YA Editor at Planeta Mexico.   How did you get started in publishing? How many years have you worked in […]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First BEA

This post was originally published on May 31, 2012. It’s that time of year again: time to just avoid destroying your computer (and perhaps a window) out of frustration with the BEA website; time to deliberate over which of your comfy shoes you look most professional in; time to save up so you might just be able to afford one Javits-priced coffee. Well, for some of us it’s that time “again,” for others, it’s the very first time. This year will be my own second BookExpo America; but here’s some “first-timer […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/20 – 5/24

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more 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 Publishing introduced “Kindle Worlds,” allowing any writer to create fan fiction and earn royalties for their work. Still hashing out DOJ drama, Penguin agrees to pay over $90 million to settle eBook pricing suits. U.S. District Judge rules $210 Million worth of Borders […]

From London to New York: Book Publishing Culture Shock (Kindof)

Lisa Vanterpool just finished her MA in Publishing at Kingston University in London, where she also worked at a literary and film agency. She moved to New York  last month and has embarked on the next phase of her publishing career, joining the team at InkWell Management as a Public Relations and Social Media Strategist. Here are some of her first impressions of the the contrasts between book biz on either side of the Pond. **** “Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Hurn, Book Reviewer

Rachel Hurn‘s nonfiction and criticism have appeared on the New Yorker and in the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She is a bookseller at McNally Jackson and a graduate of the New School with an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction. She lives in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter @RachelMarieHurn. ***** What are some different professional capacities in which you’ve worked with books? In what ways have these other undertakings influenced your work as a book reviewer? I first started writing about books and book culture when I interned at […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/13 – 5/17

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more 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 workers in Germany set to strike for pay and benefits after trade union Verdi refused to impliment a collective agreement on employee conditions. E-Book sales, (especially in the romance genre, given that it was The Year of Fifty Shades), significantly boosted […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Dana Trocker, Speakers Bureau Relations Coordinator

From working in a Book Publishing program through her college in Oregon, Dana Trocker is now a Speakers Bureau Relations Coordinator for Macmillan. At a time when digital networking is so prevalent, Trocker says nothing compares to personal interaction with clients. ***** What was your first exposure to book business (internship or first job) and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first “book job” was working at Ooligan Press, the independent publisher affiliated with the Masters in Book Publishing program at Portland State University in Oregon. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/6 – 5/10

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more 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. **** Rumors fly that Microsoft might acquire the rest of the Nook business; Barnes & Noble stock subsequently becomes a bestseller. Amazon blazes trails eastward (or, given that they’re in Seattle, westward?) to China The US Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, […]