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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, […]

An Education: Looking at the New CUNY Publishing Institute

While there are a several programs already in existence to aid both publishing hopefuls and industry vets in expanding their horizons, the City University of New York (CUNY) hopes to throw its own hat in the ring with the CUNY Publishing Institute, a week-long program planning its pilot session in June. Helmed by Institute Director and Co-founder of OR Books, John Oakes, this program will aim to educate by combining a varied roster of industry professionals from startups to goliaths like Amazon and Random House to present an important “cross-section […]

Are Publishing Certificate Programs Worth It?

We’re preparing for descent from the high days of summer, and most publishing certificate programs have already finished or are winding down.  You might be aware that professional education in the publishing arena has grown in prominence and ubiquity over the past 10 years or so. That certainly includes Masters programs, but there are also certificate programs that run a few weeks and serve as crash courses in the basics–and many of them take place during the summer months. The roll of these programs in the making of a publishing […]

Should I Get a Master’s Degree to Work in Publishing?

And if so, what kind of graduate degree should you get? What is the Master’s Degree-Publishing connection? This is a fantastic piece from our colleagues over at Young to Publishing that tackles the constellation of questions surrounding publishing careers and post-undergraduate education. Should you do grad school before? After? At all? This article is especially useful for all the thoughts from young publishing professionals at different places and stages in their careers, and who have very different opinions on the grad school question. There are also some unexpected sides to the […]