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Book Jobs Not by the Book: Alana Heiss, Partnerships and Content at Oyster

Alana Heiss works on Partnerships & Content at Oyster in New York. After studying literature and philosophy at NYU, she oversaw sales and marketing into Europe for HarperCollins, then moved on to Taschen to manage sales across the east coast of the US. She’s been at Oyster since the app launched in September 2013.  Editor’s note: This interview was conducted via Derris, the PR company Oyster employs for their public relations. ***** What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained […]

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 […]