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This is a Post about Trendsetter Internships

Hey Trendsetters! As you may have noticed, we offer internships on a rolling basis. We’ve been thinking that it makes the most sense to have a permanent space with information about that since we’re not always the best at remembering to repost it on BookJobs and NYU’s job board. (Thank you, BookJobs and NYU job board, for sending us so many great interns over the years!) We will continue to use those places, but this post will serve as a permanent spot for information about our internship. Still have a […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Rachel High, Publishing and Marketing Assistant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rachel High is Publishing and Marketing Assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has presented on her work at The Met at the 2016 National Museum Publishing Seminar. Prior to working at The Met, Rachel freelanced at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where she started her museum publishing career as an intern. She received her B.A. from New York University and is currently pursuing a M.A, in Art History at Hunter College. What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? I fell […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Alana Heiss, Partnerships and Content at Oyster

Alana Heiss works on Partnerships & Content at Oyster in New York. After studying literature and philosophy at NYU, she oversaw sales and marketing into Europe for HarperCollins, then moved on to Taschen to manage sales across the east coast of the US. She’s been at Oyster since the app launched in September 2013.  Editor’s note: This interview was conducted via Derris, the PR company Oyster employs for their public relations. ***** What was your first exposure to the book business and what were the most important things you gained […]

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 […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Hillary Doyle, Cross-Channel and Sub-Rights

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillary Doyle is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University, where she double-majored in English and Linguistics. She moved to New York City after graduating this May to start an internship at Scholastic on the Rights and Co-Editions Team. She is thrilled to now work at Scholastic full time as the Cross-Channel and Rights Assistant. ***** What was your first exposure to book business? What were the most important things you gained from it? My first job in book business was an internship at a very […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Chelsea Langford, Editorial Assistant at Kirkus

Chelsea Langford grew up in Danbury, Conn., before moving to New York to attend NYU. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English and creative writing. She’s interned at a literary agency, a literary magazine, and at HarperCollins Publishers. Currently, she’s the editorial assistant at Kirkus Reviews, where she also writes feature articles. ***** What was your first exposure to book business and what were the most important things you gained from it? My first exposure to the book business was through an internship with Brick House Literary […]

Publishing Trends’ Annual “Columbia Super-Grad”

“…although Typical Columbia Publishing Course Grad initially planned on going into wealth management, she chose instead to intern in the publicity department at Scribner, and hopes to one day work with New Adult fiction.”   Every year, the summer Columbia Publishing Course publishes biographies of the students who participated in that summer’s program. For the past 6 or 7 years, our parent publication, Publishing Trends, has selected the more outlandish exploits and accomplishments for a humorous composite biography. Most of the summer programs are wrapping up now, and no matter […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Perks of Being a Bookseller

The day I moved to New York, I remember staring out the window of the car and happening to see a sign hanging in the window of the Barnes & Noble in Union Square with simple, but incredibly important information: “We’re Hiring.” Once my dad and I unloaded the car, he drove away and I walked back to the bookstore to fill out an application. I was called in a few days later for an interview. Something about being a bookseller creates ties that bind. At parties, I often find […]