Publishing Trendsetter is where young book professionals (those who started their careers 10 years ago or less) can gather guidance and share knowledge and ideas. But just as importantly, it’s a place for veterans to engage with the industry’s most creative and gifted up-and-comers.
Elisabeth Watson, Managing Editor of Publishing Trendsetter, is also Research and Editorial Associate for Market Partners International and Publishing Trends. With a beginning in rare and out-of-print bookselling, her resume also includes trade and scholarly publishing. She holds a Bachelors in the Philosophy of Religion from Vassar College and takes an inexhaustible supply of questions wherever she goes. Your own questions, critiques, or suggestions for ways in which Elisabeth could up her consumption of contemporary American literature may be sent to email@example.com.
Lena Morris is the summer 2013 editorial intern at Publishing Trendetter, Publishing Trends and Market Partners International. She’s a senior at Indiana University getting a bachelor’s in Journalism and a freelance social media marketing consultant. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGULAR BLOGGERS INCLUDE:
Lindsey Huckabee is an Author Advocate for Infinity Publishing. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she studied English and Advertising. In her free time, she can be found reading, needlepointing, or crafting.
Shannon Kobran is an Editorial Assistant at Pearson Education, 2010 graduate of Dickinson College and the Denver Publishing Institute, and creator of FrontMatterNY, a Facebook networking community that aims to help new and aspiring publishing professionals adapt to life in New York. During working hours, she edits those tabbed handbooks you all had to buy in college. After work you can find her reading on the A-train, eating Indian food in the East Village, or watching Downton Abbey on her laptop.
Laura Laffoon is an Editorial Assistant at a Big Six publishing house. She graduated from AsburyUniversity with a double major in journalism and English before heading to NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute and confirming her desire to turn manuscripts into masterpieces. She writes about books, Broadway, and random adventures on her blog, This is Keeping Fingers Crossed.
Kimberly Lew is a writer/blogger/bookseller who graduated from NYU. She has two one-act plays published by Playscripts, Inc., and her full-length Searching for Candi (co-written with Gabriella Miyares) received its first production at Mt. Holyoke College in April 2011. She manages the blog Emerging Musical Theatre, which profiles up-and-coming writers in the musical theatre community, and she also contributes to arts/humor blog Crazytown. She was previously the Publications Associate at Playscripts, Inc. and currently serves as Editorial Manager for Publishing Trends. www.kimberlylew.com
Rachel Stark has spent three years in publishing as an Editorial Assistant, intern, freelancer, unicorn-wrangler and, most recently, Bancroft Press’ Marketing & Publicity Associate. She studied writing and literature at Goucher College in Baltimore and at Roehampton University in London. There, she decided to pursue a career in children’s publishing (and, for a little extra income, patrolled the streets in search of criminal adverb-usage). By day she blogs about the publishing industry at Trac Changes.
Lisa Vanterpool began her publishing career in London where she studied for her M.A. in Publishing at Kingston University. While completing her studies she interned at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency which quickly led to a full-time work contract. After obtaining her degree, and gallivanting around the UK and Europe, she relocated to New York where she joined the Inkwell Team in 2013 as the Public Relations and Social Media Strategist. Prior to her career in publishing, she earned her B.A. in Communications from Old Dominion University and worked in event coordination and management in her hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She loves books, travelling and amazing meals with good friends.
TRENDSETTER ALUMNI INCLUDE:
Marnise Tucker is the spring 2013 editorial intern at Publishing Trendsetter, Publishing Trends, and Market Partners International. Marnise also works as an Associate Publicist at Entangled Publishing, LLC. Marnise is a senior at Post University, where she is completing her Bachelors in Marketing. Email her at email@example.com.
Liz Janetschek is the fall 2012 editorial intern at Publishing Trendsetter, Publishing Trends, and Market Partners International.
Formerly an editorial intern at Bellevue Literary Press, Liz is a senior at Hofstra University, where she is completing her Bachelors in publishing studies and psychology. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Boyle, is a recent graduate of Emory University with a degree in English. An Atlanta native, Shakespeare enthusiast, and amateur embroiderer. Email: sarah.boyle[at]yahoo[dot]com
Livia Nelson, is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in English and German Literature. She was born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She is the creator and maintainer of a creative writing community blog, Yeah Write!. Email: email@example.com.
Julia Nollen is a graduate of NYU’s Summer Publishing Course, where she studied design and marketing for both magazines and books. Born in Newark, Delaware, Ms. Nollen graduated from the University of Delaware last year with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Film, and Interactive Media Design. Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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