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How We Got Into Publishing: Survey Results

Sometimes I think folks outside the industry must think there’s some secret trick to break into publishing. In a way, it makes sense. It’s a global business that’s got its American heart in New York City, like some other industries that people and Hollywood movies often laud: fashion, theatre, magazines, and so on. That must be why we all get asked how we got started, or if we could let a friend of a friend pick our brain over a drink or coffee. So at the beginning of the summer, […]

Unpaid Publishing Internships: A Possible Solution

During The Great Canadian Publishing Tour, Erinne Sevigny traveled from Canada’s west coast to east coast and visited publishers of varying sizes and mandates–and blogged all about it. Self-publishing presses, small literary houses, houses experimenting with new models, and corporate multinationals all invited Erinne into their offices (and sometimes homes). While investigating the Canadian publishing landscape to prove that publishing was not dying, she also explored how the people (their histories and passions) and the spaces (their physical surroundings in both structure and geography) affected their books and business. This […]

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

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 […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 6/24 – 6/28

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. ****  Barnes & Nobles rethinks the Nook after sales of the e-reader device plummeted in the last quarter. Right after Apple’s Ebook trial ended, a new publishing industry legal battle ensues as Penguin and Authur Solutions seek dismissal of class action suit. […]

5 Reasons You Might Want to Get into Academic Publishing

My aspirations in publishing almost always come up when discussing life after college. The world I may be soon working in–according to friends of my parents and neighbors I run into in the supermarket–is incredibly glamorous. My excitable hairstylist asked me last week, “When will you get to meet the lady who writes Harry Potter?!” For most, the world of publishing is represented almost wholly by the goings-on of the trade sector, so it’s not hard to see why I figured I’d inevitably want to end up inking big fiction […]

Undergraduate Publishing Programs: What’s the Advantage?

As a treat–and as a passive-aggressive gesture to urge me to make up my mind as to what I was going to do with my life–my mother took me on a “field trip” to Simon & Schuster. A friend of a family friend worked in the children’s department there, and it was the summer before my senior year of high school–that time when push comes to shove when choosing a path in life. My mother, knowing I had an affinity for literature, figured that this might be an alternative career […]

Why the NYU Summer Publishing Institute?

As we talk about all the things that can prepare you for the professional world of publishing and what are the best things for you, it seemed fitting to have our newest team member, Julia Nollen, tell us why she chose do to NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute Certificate program. Is it really worth the time and money, we wondered? As a recent college graduate and MPI‘s newest intern, I want to pursue a career in publishing because I enjoy every step of the process. Write, read, revise, design, discuss, repeat. […]

To Blog or Not to Blog: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3, Day 4

Bouncing off our post from Week 1 about refining your online persona, it may be helpful to start a blog before or during your job search. You may have heard about people whose blogs helped them land jobs, like Marian Schmebari, whose “How to Get a Job in Publishing” post for Publishing Trends sparked this entire series (or yours truly, whose creative writing blog sparked some interest when I was applying for internships). But signing up for a blog just to post funny cat videos and long laments about your […]

Making the Most of Your Alma Mater’s Alumnae/i Directory: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3, Day 3

If you went to a big school, it’s probably happened before: you see someone on the street wearing a Tar Heel hat; you high-five. You’re at your cousin’s baby shower and another guest mentions she went to UMich, too; you spend the rest of the party talking about professors and buildings and bars. And if you went to a small school and you run into someone who went there too, that person is, basically and instantly, your new best friend. This is the principal upon which alumni networks are based: […]