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The Beginner’s Guide to the Backlist

Historically, American publishing houses had three seasons a year: fall, winter, and spring. This had a lot to do with the physical limitations of selling and shipping books across the country, especially in the eras before air-conditioning and Skype. Most modern publishers still operate on two to three seasons a year, in part because it’s often easier to break a year’s business goals down into sub-goals. After six months, a once-new title is replaced by something even newer, and the focus of the industry moves on – and that’s where […]

Interning for a Startup: Can it Offer Everything You Need?

Last week, we got an interesting query from a reader about evaluating an internship offer. In part, he wrote: Elisabeth, you mentioned that you did an internship with a “really small publisher.” I recently have been looking into a few different opportunities and found a digital publisher, who asked me to come in for a meeting immediately after I asked about possible internships. Evidently, this publisher does not have a physical office, but runs out of the homes of the various 10-15 staff members. …does this sound like a good […]