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October 8- Author Event Caitlin Doughty

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street


Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join Caitlin Doughty, mortician, blogger, and author, to celebrate the paperback release of her hit book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. Caitlin is the creator and curator of The Order of The Good Death, a group of fellow morticians as well as artists and intellectuals that investigates our “death phobic culture” and strives to demystify the inevitable end. From funerary rites throughout history to jewelry of hair and bone, follow your guide down into the world of the macabre and mortified–without leaving the Rare Book Room.

Buy a copy of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street

For more information click here.

October 9- Book Launch: Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel in conversation with Porochista Khakpour, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Coffee House Press 

Upright Beast CoverThe Powerhouse Arena [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Genre-bending stories of bestial transformation, accidental murder, erotically-challenged dictatorship, and other tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion. Author Porochista Khakpour joins in conversation, and illustrator John Dermot Woods will draw beastly caricatures for guests! Beer will be generously provided by our co-host, Electric Literature.

- See more at: https://www.powerhousearena.com/events/book-launch-upright-beasts-by-lincoln-michel/#sthash.DqV4BPUQ.dpuf  


October 12- Sasha Abramsky + Robin Blackburn

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room
828 Broadway at 12th Street

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After chronicling The American Way of Poverty and writing on politics at home and abroad for the New YorkerAtlanticVillage Voice, and many others, Sasha Abramsky turns his keen eye on his own grandfather in The House of Twenty Thousand Books. A Jewish historian, a socialist, a collector (hence the pentadactylic hoard of the title), Chimen Abramsky’s long life in the short twentieth century (and into the twenty-first) is vividly chronicled and analyzed by Sasha in this tale of a lost leftist.

Sasha will be joined in conversation by Robin Blackburn, former editor of the New Left Review and professor at the New School and the University of Essex.

Buy a copy of The House of Twenty Thousand Books or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

October 13-The Moth StorySLAM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $8 onlineBKS_m_TheMoth2015_01

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. This event always sells out. Please see themoth.org/events.

Please note – new Moth StorySLAM ticketing policy as of August 2015:

  • ALL NYC StorySLAM tickets (Premium AND General Admission, for all events) are be available for online, pre-event purchase. Tickets go live 1 week before the show at 3pm EDT, unless otherwise noted.
  • Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If online tickets have not sold out or space becomes available for sold-out shows, standby tickets will be sold cash-only at the door. To check if tickets are available at the door, please see themoth.org/events and click “Buy Tickets” for the SLAM event you wish to attend.
  • Please plan to arrive early and join the line outside the bookstore, south toward Prince Street.
  • This event always sells out. Standing in line does not guarantee entry. We do our absolute best to monitor the line and let people know if they might be past our capacity.
  • Housing Works does not sell any pre-sale tickets to this event.

October 14- Humans of New York – Stories

Barnes and Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Time: 6:00 pm0000015453618 9781250058904

Special Instructions:
Must provide proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble retail location or BN.com to receive a wristband. Brandon will sign previous HONY titles with purchase of the new book. He will personalize with a name only and he will pose for photos.

This infographic was shared by Cierra Ford. The weeks upon graduation either from undergrad or grad can be the most exciting but also the most nerve-wracking time period in a college student’s life. Based on this infographic students shouldn’t stress too much about finding a job. Take a look at these stats and see what you think.

Employment Upon College Graduation

Source: Online-Education-Degrees.net

If you have any information or links like Cierra that you want to share on the blog do not be afraid to email us at puboffice@pace.edu

Writer's House
Michael Mejias of Writers House Literary Agency (http://www.writershouse.com/) will be a guest lecturer in PUB 610 on Thursday, October 22 from 7-8 at the Pace Midtown campus, room 823. His talk will include his thoughts on how to secure and shine at an internship and how to land a job at a Big 5 publisher. Michael runs one of the most successful internship programs in publishing and you can sign up for his newsletter at http://bit.ly/PublishingSuccess. Space is limited.
If you’d like to attend, please email Michelle Richter at mrichter@pace.edu.


The Society of Publication Designers

The Society of Publication Designers held their annual “Pub(lication) Crawl,” a tour of magazine design departments, where students get a chance to meet the designers, see how the departments operate, and learn about the goals of the magazines on October 2nd. The organization promotes editorial design and does a lot of student outreach. Past tours have included magazines such as The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Martha Stewart Living, More, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, and HGTV magazine.

The tour this year included 8×8 magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, design firm Segal Savad, Time, W mag and Woman’s Day. Split into four groups,the students met with designers and had a behind the scene look at the publications. Three of our Pace students, Leigh Eron, Rebecca Mbanugo, and Brittany Fuller, had the opportunity to visit Entertainment Weekly and Woman’s Day (tour A).

Pub Crawl 2015 Spotlight: TOUR A - Entertainment Weekly & Woman's Day

The students had a morning tour of Entertainment Weekly and an afternoon tour of Woman’s Day. On the tour they met both Design Directors, Tim Leong (EW) and Peter Hemmel (Woman’s Day), as well as other staff and team members ranging from photo editors to design/art assistants.

Student sentiments included:
Coming from an interest in book publishing, it was really fascinating to see behind the scenes of the magazine side. I was especially amazed by EW’s weekly turn around and I still can’t get over the test kitchen at Women’s Day!” said Leigh Eron.
Brittany Fuller said:

This tour really reinforced my love  for magazines and dream to work for one in the near future. It also showed me the other side of a magazine besides editorial content and how harmonious they have to be to create a solid product for readers.”

Rebecca Mbanugo shared:
While I lean more towards the book side of publishing, ever since taking Professor Baron’s Magazine Production and Design class I’ve become interested in how magazines are created. I admire Entertainment Weekly’s style and rely on their website for television recaps and interviews, so visiting the offices of Entertainment Weekly and gaining insight into the creative process behind each issue was a truly surreal experience for me. Getting to see the various departments at Woman’s Day was also a blast–everyone there was extremely positive and the level of detail that goes into each decision was amazing to witness.
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All three students had a wonderful experience touring the Hearst building and the Entertainment Weekly design department and learning more about the aspects of magazine design. For more information about SPD you can visit their website,

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xB0h2tB3Are you interested in books but can’t seem to keep up with literary news? Literary Hub is a great source for all things literary. Everyday they have the Lit Hub Daily, a collection of the best of literary internet that day. The best feature is the bookshelf of all the books they mention in their articles. They describe themselves below:

Literary Hub is an organizing principle in the service of literary culture, a single, trusted, daily source for all the news, ideas and richness of contemporary literary life. There is more great literary content online than ever before, but it is scattered, easily lost—with the help of its editorial partners, Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books. Each day—alongside original content and exclusive excerpts—Literary Hub is proud to showcase an editorial feature from one of its many partners from across the literary spectrum: publishers big and small, journals, bookstores, and non-profits.

You can follow them on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and like them on Facebook.

Berkshire Publishing Group


Unique opportunity for college student or recent graduate to combine academic and technical interests and to build his/her professional network. Fast-paced, start-up atmosphere in established boutique educational press.

We work with leading authors at major US and international universities. Berkshire editors and authors have founded the Big History Project, been lauded in Education About Asia for their work on Chinese biography, and created the monumental 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability.

Requirements: Must be familiar with Microsoft Office programs, WordPress, HTML, and Adobe programs; familiarity with macros and coding (CSS, PHP etc.) a plus. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.

Because we are so much involved with Chinese content and partners, we welcome interns from China, and value international experience and language skills. Interns learn to create books, ebooks, and subscription website content, and are encouraged to take on special projects in their area of interest. Bard College at Simon’s Rock gives our interns school credit for their work and we are always glad to provide supporting documents for other schools.

Visit www.berkshirepublishing.com/jobs for further information.

Networking is a critical skill in advancing your career. Professor Andrea Baron has worked in publishing for over 20 years, starting her career in book design, and adding experience in consumer marketing and print and digital production. She worked with some of the largest consumer magazine publishers, including Condé Nast, Time Inc., American Express Publishing , The New York Times Magazines, and Ziff-Davis. She has organized and developed digital workflows and production processes for titles such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Family Circle, Fitness, and PC Magazine.



In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has  been asked  lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.

Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking .  She hopes you’ll read it and share it.


Here is a snippet of the article :

“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.

Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”

To read more click the link below.

How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice



Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations hosted by Jessica Strand and featuring acclaimed authors. Books at Noon events are standing room only and take place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall, right upon entrance at 5th Ave. An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow each half-hour program.

Buy a copy of the featured book at the Library’s Shop right after the event, and get your book signed! No registration needed.

For more information about Books at Noon, please email booksatnoon@nypl.org.

Can’t make it? Subscribe to NYPL’s free podcast for a weekly episode featuring your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Valeria Luiselli

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing her latest work, The Story of My Teeth. READ MORE › 

Richard Dawkins

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing his latest work, A Brief Candle in the Dark. READ MORE › 

Yusef Komunyakaa

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing his latest work, The Emperor of Water Clocks. READ MORE › 

Sloane Crosley

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing her latest work, The Clasp.

David Hare

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing his latest work, The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir. READ MORE › 

Sarah Ruhl

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing her latest work, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time To Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater. READ MORE › 

Ann Goldstein

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015, 12 – 1 P.M.
Discussing her latest translation, The Story of the Lost Child. READ MORE ›


Description: We are currently seeking a marketing intern in our journals division for 3 days a week. The position requires a responsible candidate who can handle multiple tasks in a small-firm environment with minimal supervision. The position will involve assisting with a range of tasks from market research and outreach to database development. Ideal candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office programs as well as the Adobe Creative Suite.
Length of Internship: Open ended
Requirements: The successful candidate will be a university student or recent graduate with a strong interest in scholarly publishing. Excellent communication skills and a command of English grammar and spelling are vital. Knowledge of basic desktop publishing skills, such as familiarity with Quark or InDesign, are also useful for the job.
Location: DUMBO, Brooklyn
Payment: $10.00/hr
How To Apply For This Internship: young.lee@berghahnbooks.com

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