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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Chelsea Langford, Editorial Assistant at Kirkus

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Chelsea Langford grew up in Danbury, Conn., before moving to New York to attend NYU. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English and creative writing. She’s interned at a literary agency, a literary magazine, and at HarperCollins Publishers. Currently, she’s the editorial assistant at Kirkus Reviews, where she also writes feature articles. ***** What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first exposure to the book business was through an internship with Brick House Literary […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/22 – 7/26

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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. **** Google to enter the world of digital textbooks just in time for back-to-school season. Jane Austin to appear on the next £10 bill in England, a move that shows ‘pence and sensibility.’ Ebook drama abroad: Penguin settles with the European Union on ebook […]

Books Abroad: Book Business and Publishers in Toronto

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One of the world’s biggest English-language publishing hubs can be found in Toronto. Canada’s largest city boasts an extensive book culture, housing the Canadian offices of the Big Six Five, as well as impressive local independent presses. The Canadians are proud of their literary heritage and its contributions to the global arts scene, and the government actively works to promote Canadian literature throughout the country and around the world. In Toronto, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is a government agency that “promotes, enhances and leverages investment, jobs, and original content creation” […]

Author Perspectives Podcast: Michael F. Stewart

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Join Lena Morris for an interview with Michael F. Stewart, author of YA urban fantasy, graphic novels, and other titles, such as Assured Destruction. He dropped by our office during his visit to New York City for ThrillerFest. Mike discusses the advantages and challenges in self-publishing, utilizing transmedia to create a world around his stories, and how he sees the industry will change with the development of social reading technologies like Readmill or BookShout. You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelFStewart.

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/15 – 7/19

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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. **** Juror on the Zimmerman trial drops plans to write a book after outrage ensues on Twitter. Ebooks company Inkling signs major deal with Pearson and Elsevier, raising $16M in funding. VIZ Media launches Perfect Square Kids Imprint at Comic Con, debuting book […]

Publishing Trends’ Annual “Columbia Super-Grad”

“…although Typical Columbia Publishing Course Grad initially planned on going into wealth management, she chose instead to intern in the publicity department at Scribner, and hopes to one day work with New Adult fiction.”   Every year, the summer Columbia Publishing Course publishes biographies of the students who participated in that summer’s program. For the past 6 or 7 years, our parent publication, Publishing Trends, has selected the more outlandish exploits and accomplishments for a humorous composite biography. Most of the summer programs are wrapping up now, and no matter […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/8 – 7/12

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. ****  The Federal court ruled Apple guilty of ebook price-fixing conspiracy; hearings for damages are to be held soon. Barnes & Noble’s CEO resigned after Nook fails to compete in the e-reader market. Amazon launches comics imprint featuring George R. R. Martin, named Jet City […]

Profiles in Publishing: Sir Allen Lane

Name: Sir Allen Lane Birthdate/Place: September 21, 1902. Bristol, England. Publishers Associated With: Penguin Books Claim to Fame: Sir Allen began his career at publishing company Bodley Head as an apprentice to his uncle, founder John Lane. After John Lane’s death, Allen changed his last name to Lane to retain control of the company– the original Lane had no children. Sir Allen conceived of paperback editions when he was traveling home from a meeting with Agatha Christie and he found himself on a train platform, stuck with nothing to read. […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 7/1 – 7/5

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. ****  Penguin and Random House merged, creating new book publishing giant. A blank book becomes a bestseller on Amazon. (And the reviews are even better) Harvard University Press prepares for possible “blockbuster” with a history title about Hollywood’s “pact with Hitler.” Survey from the Bookseller […]

Author Perspectives Podcast: Megan Mulry

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In our revival of the Author Perspectives Podcast, join Lena Morris for an interview with USA Today-bestselling author Megan Mulry, whose book, If the Shoe Fits, came out on July 2nd.  Megan discusses the publishing profession from the author’s point of view: from the fine lines between Romance and Women’s Fiction in the evolving world of book publishing to the way ebooks and social media have changed the author’s role. As a relatively new author, she emphasized the importance of literary agents and the joy of feeling like she had a part in the process […]