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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. […]

Book Jobs Not By the Book: James La Marre, Book App Design

James La Marre works for enterprise software startup Scrollmotion Inc. in New York City, primarily developing and publishing iPad applications for business. Previously to starting at Scrollmotion in 2011, James worked at the Kelly Writers House during his time at Penn while studying poetry and directing a letterpress workshop. His first job in the book world was working on the floor at Barnes and Noble in 2006.   What was your first job in book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first job […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Nadine Vassallo, Book Industry Study Group

  Nadine Vassallo is Project Coordinator for the Book Industry Study Group, a non-profit trade association working to create a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry. Before joining BISG in 2011, she held publicity, marketing, and book-selling positions with Penguin Group USA, Columbia University, and Borders. **** What was your first job in the book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I started out as a Children’s Bookseller at Borders Wall Street in New York (RIP). I think time spent hand-selling books is […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Waxman, Author Publicity

Although she now has a fulltime job, Rachel Waxman’s story of starting her career outside of NYC and of using freelance work to find her ideal niche in book business is the sort of story we always like to hear. Rachel is a Kansas City native and a graduate of Northwestern University, where she did not study English or creative writing. She currently works for Lucinda Literary, a New York-based author marketing and publicity agency. She is also a writer, and her first book, The Crickhowell School for the Muses, will be published in […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Brooke Palmieri, Antiquarian Book Dealer

 Brooke Palmieri is General Assistant and Cataloguer at Sokol Books, Ltd. in London. She kindly took the time to tell us a bit about how she ended up is such an old-school corner of book business, and why the way books were made and sold hundreds of years ago has lessons to teach even today.  **** What was your first job or internship in book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I worked in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library as an undergraduate at the […]

Book-Jobs Not by the Book: Tom Chalmers, Literary Rights & Tech Startups

Tom Chalmers is the founder and Managing Director of the recently launched online platform, IPR License, which allows people around the world to post and discover literary rights. Tom has been shortlisted for a number of publishing and entrepreneurial awards in the UK, and has a range of publishing ventures on his resume already. He took the time to talk to Trendsetter about being a tech startup within publishing, exciting opportunities within the field of Rights Licensing, and about the importance of business know-how for the bookish set.  **** What was […]

Book-Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel Fershleiser of Tumblr

Rachel Fershleiser is the young book professional every young book professional dreams to be. Ten years into the publishing industry, Rachel has toiled for two of the big six, worked in the fabled land of bookstores, landed on the Times bestseller list, and (for now) settled into the ever-growing, ever-changing world of literary social media. Responsible for literary and non-profit outreach at Tumblr, Rachel chatted about how the advent of social media is affecting the world of literature. *** PT: What was your first job in the book business and what were the most […]

Book-Jobs Not By The Book: Lindsey Huckabee, Author Advocate

The business of self-publishing is now nothing less than an inextricable part of the book business, impacting all of us, no matter in what corner of the industry we find ourselves. Despite this, self-publishing rarely comes up when young and aspiring book professionals express their hopes and dreams. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Lindsey Huckabee to Book Jobs Not by the Book to talk about how her job as an author advocate at Infinity Publishing allows her to combine her love of books with the changing needs of the publishing industry.  ***  What […]

How to Become an App Developer: The Infographic

AppNewser (a mediabistro blog, much like Galleycat) found and shared this handy (if huge) infographic from about all that might be involved to become an app developer. It breaks things down into skill groups, university programs, and more. As “mobile strategy” gradually becomes more “house standard” than “novelty item deluxe” on many publishers’ menus, the idea of making app development a book-biz career is not at all unreasonable–especially if you’re just now starting out. What I find really interesting is how specialized and numerous the formal training programs for app […]

Book-Jobs Not By the Book: Writing Children’s Book Apps

Nosy Crow is one of the most established and respected children’s app development companies in the world. Kate of Nosy Crow did a great blog post yesterday on the new skills and vision required for making children’s book apps. She lays out some of the major differences between traditional authorship and writing for apps, and also goes a long way toward suggesting the skills you might nurture if you want to find a place in this new book business niche. If you’re excited by brand-new corners of book business, this one […]