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Book Jobs Not by the Book: Grace Moss, at the German Book Office

Grace Moss is the Assistant to the Director at the German Book Office New York. She came to New York in 2012 to chase her dream of working in publishing by interning with the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, and rather quickly moved on to the GBO, where she happily helps to promote German authors through events and various programs. ***** What was your first exposure to book business (internship or first job) and what were the most important things you gained from it? I interned at the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, which is full […]

5 Tips for Making the Most of a Book Fair

Lisa Vanterpool brought us right into the action with her great post last week about her first day at the London Book Fair. Now, with a bit of distance–and time to rest and recover–she offers some great tips about how a young book professional can get the most out of a fair like LBF…or BookExpo America in just one month’s time, hint hint…     by Lisa Vanterpool Now that things have settled down from The London Book Fair, and my feet have rested from pounding the exhibitor floor, I […]

The Piracy Project, or: Will the “Real Author” Please Stand Up?

As promised in last week’s post,  it’s time for a more in-depth look at my favorite thing from the NY Art Book Fair, held September 30th-October 2nd. Namely, The Piracy Project at the Byam Shaw Library. By far one of the most intellectually sexy exhibits I ran across at the Fair, the Piracy Project was, when I happened upon it, represented by only one of its overseers, Eva Weinmayr, sitting behind a folding table covered in books and documents of all shapes and sizes. Her colleague and co-director, Lynn Harris, […]