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The Denver Publishing Institute: A Mile High Education

  As I mentioned in my last article, I have wanted to work in publishing since I was 12 years old. In college, after my very first English methods class, my professor dragged me into her office, sat me down, and asked me what I wanted to do after graduation. “I want to be an editor,” I said, with confidence. And so we began to plan out the rest of my life. Along with a list of classes to take, extracurriculars to join, and department alumni to contact, I was […]

Publishing the World Gathers Fans of Translation, Cross-Cultural Dialogue, and Other Buzz-words

Since we got so many enthusiastic responses to Rachel’s great write-up of Samantha Steele last week, we thought we’d give you another peek into further developments for young folk wanting to pursue a career in translation or foreign rights. On a balmy evening last week, around 50 young book-biz folk and other noteworthies gathered in the courtyard of a Soho bar to celebrate the launch of Publishing the World. The undertaking is a joint venture between the German Book Office and the French Publishers Agency, hosted by Brittany Hazelwood on […]

Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3: Jake’s Experiences with Networking

Our very own book-job-searcher, Jake, talks about his experience with our networking tips from this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g60barCm6ZU

6 Networking Dos and Don’ts: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3, Day 1

Kimberly Lew is the Managing Editor of Trendsetter’s parent publication, Publishing Trends, and office-space-sharer of our own Elisabeth and Livia. When I think of networking, the mental image tends towards that archetypal “Suit” with sunglasses and a cell phone perpetually glued to his hand. “We’ll be in touch,” he says smarmily, as he hands you his card, maybe winking at you before returning to his all-important phone conversation. Perhaps I watch too many movies. In reality, networking is an essential part of the working world, and it can make all […]

How to Get the Job You WANT in Publishing

        In response to our “How to Get a Job” pieces, we’ve received some excellent responses—from all-too-familiar stories to thought-expandingquestions. One recent question struck me as especially important, and a vital side of the “path-finding” equation. I asked around among the experts we always have on speed-dial here at Trendsetter and promised our reader that at least one article would be addressed to her question.     This particular question came from a woman who’s been in production for 4 years at a Big 6 house. Just […]