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The Joys of Being an Intern: A Roundtable Discussion Based on Ross Perlin’s Intern Nation

For anyone looking to start a career in publishing, the first step is getting a foot in the door. While entry level jobs usually represent the threshold, internships have almost become essential precursors to gain entry. Yet despite the importance of having an internship on your resume, internships can often be frustrating exercises, either consisting of coffee-fetching and paper-copying or exploiting young talent with high job demands and little to no pay. Internships have come under fire a lot in recent media, with some very prominent lawsuits even forcing major […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/25 – 3/1

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 & Noble Inc reported a net loss for the holiday quarter. Nook and E-book sales are down with revenue falling 25.9% Random Penguin’s good to go here in the US, but what will the Europeans have to say about it? […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 2/18 – 2/22

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. This time, the Big 6 and Amazon are sitting in the same hot-seat: 3 indie bookstores have brought a lawsuit, alleging DRM as an unfair business practice. Grand Central Publishing announced expansion of Romance imprint Forever and e-book counterpart Forever Yours  to upwards of […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/21-1/25

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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.   Kindle tackles Kobo on its home turf, launching in Canada this week. On its publishing side, Amazon has unleashed two new children’s imprints, Two Lions and Skyscape. Books and coffee: a beautiful combination. The American Library Association’s […]

Amazon and Barnes & Noble: The Tale of Two Online Booksellers

Being the resident intern around here, I sometimes get stuck with, well, intern-y jobs. A few weeks back, I was assigned to clean up a bookshelf that had been gathering dust, old industry reports and book festival guides. As I flipped through the old files, I laughed at subtitles like, “The CD ROM Gold Rush: Too Many Prospectors, Not Enough Gold.” But it wasn’t all outdated technology jokes. An Open Book Publishing 1997 report entitled “Subtext: Perspective on Book Publishing: Numbers, Issues & Trends” broke the news that “A number of booksellers […]