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quote of the weekk“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
― James Baldwin

 

 

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Intern Event

 

Pace MS in Publishing Students:

From the “Intern Queen” :

If you’re looking for an internship, this is a fantastic opportunity! 

You’re invited to the 4th Annual Intern Queen Party in New York City and to our 1st Ever Intern Queen Party in Washington DC! The tickets are FREE and  we’re announcing more speakers each day! It’s a night to celebrate the end of internship season, to network with your fellow interns, and to learn from amazing professionals.

The RSVP links are below and we hope to see you there!

Register now for your FREE ticket!

New York – July 30th, 2014: internqueenpartynyc2014.eventbrite.com

Washington DC – August 5th, 2014: internqueenpartydc.eventbrite.com

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SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY, DEMOS PUBLISHING springer (1) 
Springer Publishing Company and Demos Publishing seek an intern to work through the spring in our fast-paced marketing department. We are an independent academic, consumer health, and medical publisher with a growing books, journals, and digital publishing program.

 

Duties will include:
• Plan social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; as     well as monitor the performance of our company across all social media platforms
• Help edit videos and upload to YouTube
• Draft, review, and post blog entries using WordPress• Provide help with web maintenance

• Aid in developing weekly email marketing newsletters and promotions

• General office assistance

This internship is ideal for a college student interested in pursuing a career in professional and scholarly publishing. While gaining work experience, the intern will benefit from substantive experience and ongoing learning opportunities and mentoring from our staff.

August-December, 9am-5pm, 2-3 days per week (days of week flexible and to be agreed upon).
• Current college student or recent graduate
• Self-starter with creativity and attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Team-player who can work with others
• Strong interest in marketing and publishing
• Good computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, and Word
NY, NY
Stipend to be paid
Interested candidates should email Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu for more information on how to apply.

 


penguin-random-housePenguin Random House is hiring! Look below to see the various job opportunities they have just posted.

Job Description:

Publicity Assistant, Penguin Young Readers
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Publicity / Communications
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

Penguin Young Readers at Penguin Random House, is seeking an Assistant to join the Publicity team.

Responsibilities include: 

• Day-to- day administrative support
• Supporting senior publicity staff with media campaigns and /event logistics
• Coordinating communications efforts
• Creating publicity materials, such as press releases, press kits and media lists
• Organizing media mailings
• Creating author itineraries
• Managing calendars and scheduling conflicts
• Coding and processing of invoices

Your profile:

The ideal candidate possesses:

• A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel
• Interest in and enthusiasm for children’s literature
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

About our company:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Digital Content Assistant, Penguin Young Readers
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Digital
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Digital Content Development team at Penguin Young Readers seeks an Assistant to support:

• Generation of project tracking, approvals (internal and external), trade show information and presentations
• Research and distribution of weekly digital roundup with VP Digital Content Development
• Keeping calendar (including outside appointments, meetings, lunches, dinners, events, travel etc.)
• Keeping track of the daily and weekly priorities for VP Digital Content Development
• Coordination of small and large meetings, on-site and off-site
• Tracking invitations and charitable requests, ordering supplies, sending and receiving packages, filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning
• Planning foreign and domestic travel, including detailed itineraries
• Liaising with editors, authors and agents on behalf of the team when needed
• Handling various special projects as required

Your profile:

The ideal candidate possesses:
• A 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Exceptional phone manner and sound judgment
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including: Outlook, Word, Excel
• Knowledge of Adobe Design Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop)
• Digital product and/or media experience preferred
• Experience with VIPs preferred

About our company:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Advertising Assistant, Consumer Development – Random House Children’s Books
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Administrative / Clerical, Advertising
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Random House Children’s Books group at Penguin Random House, seeks an Advertising Assistant to join its team.

Responsibilities include:

• Managing all advertising details for Random House Children’s Books
• Acting as main liaison between advertising partners/venues and Consumer Development team to secure all advertising
• Keeping track of all day-to-day and always changing details of each ad campaign for the entire team
• Assisting with tracking and maintaining the advertising budget
• Working closely with Accounts Payable to ensure all invoices are paid in a timely manner
• Negotiating and proposing new ideas with all advertising partners to ensure budget, and pursuing new ways to reach our target audience

Your profile:

The ideal candidate should have:

• Minimum 1-2 years of experience in advertising/marketing
• Bachelor’s degree
• Strong interest in advertising and children’s books
• Extraordinary attention to detail, ability to prioritize and anticipate needs, strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

About our company:

Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Copyrights Assistant, Contracts and Permissions
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Copyright
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Contracts and Permissions department at Penguin Random House seeks an Assistant to support the Copyrights team. The primary role is filing copyright registration claims, and a secondary role is assisting in permission-clearing book projects. The Assistant will gain knowledge of copyrights, permissions and rights, and will have opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities include:

• Filing copyright registration claims with the United States Copyright Office (extracting information from books, obtaining information from contracts and from editors, submitting applications electronically to Copyright Office)
• Responding to any questions or demands the Copyright Office may have in relation to said applications
• Corresponding with literary agents and occasionally authors to gather information and materials to complete registration process
• Assisting with obtaining and reviewing permission licenses for right to use copyrighted works in Penguin Random House publications
• Maintaining paper records and electronic databases
• Handling certain copyright-related queries from editors and other Penguin Random House staff, authors, and agents
• Providing administrative support (filing, photocopying, etc.)

Your profile:

The ideal candidate possesses:

• A 4-year college degree
• Office or library experience
• Good writing skills
• Good/excellent speaking skills
• Good/excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail and a proactive nature

About our company:
Penguin Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:
Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Pre-Press Production Assistant, Crown Publishing Group
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Administrative / Clerical, Production
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Pre-Press team with the Production department at Crown Publishing Group, seeks a Production Assistant to support its day-to-day and strategic tasks. Responsibilities include:
• Typesetting in InDesign
• Color correction and retouching via Photoshop
• Digital support for the Production department
• Working with Designers and Printers in creating final printer-ready PDFs
• Light administrative duties

Your profile:

The ideal candidate will have:
• A four-year degree
• Office experience, preferably in publishing industry
• Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (version 5 or later)
• Ample experience and comfort with typesetting in InDesign

Applicants must be deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and comfortable working with different team dynamics.

About our company:

Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com

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Job Description:

Associate, Copyright & Permissions
Entry Level, Full Time, -
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:

The Copyright and Permissions Department at Penguin Random House LLC is seeking to an Associate to support the team.

Responsibilities include:

• Entering title information into the Permissions database
• Conducting rights research
• Registering books for copyright in the United States Copyright Office
• Pre-publication approval of copyright pages
• Clerical duties, filing, photocopying

Your profile:

Candidates must be self-starters and quick learners and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong organizational skill and the ability to prioritize assignments. Individuals must be extremely detail-oriented, comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment that is deadline driven and must have the ability to juggle a wide variety of responsibilities as required. Prior office experience is a must.

Core computer skills required, including speed and accuracy. This position also requires strong interpersonal skills, an energetic, proactive, flexible individual who can work both independently and as a team player. There is high phone, fax, mail, and email volume to which candidate must respond in a courteous, timely manner. Duties and responsibilities may expand and/or change based on departmental needs. Basic understanding of copyright law is helpful but not required.

About our company:

Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit application to:

Please apply using our online application process.

http://careers.randomhouse.com


July 21, 2014

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Afrikaner biographer, secretary and “honorary granddaughter” of Nelson Mandela, Zelda LaGrange shares personal memories of 16 years of service to the beloved South African president in her new book, Good Morning, Mr. Mandela. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

July 22, 2014

Hacktivist

Join graphic novelist Alyssa Milano as she talks about her newest book Hacktivist. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

Lee Grant

Stage, screen and Emmy winner Lee Grant discusses her new memoir, I Said Yes to Everything, with Tom Santopietro, which includes her refusal to testify against her husband, playwright Arnold Manoff, before the House Un-American Activities Committee. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

July 23, 2014

Orange is the New Black

Piper Kerman, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison
Hosted by Emily Nussbaum, TV Critic, The New Yorker

The author of the memoir that inspired the popular Netflix series stops by Bryant Park to talk about season 2 of the breakout hit, as well as discuss the very story the show is based on – her own. @ The Bryant Park Reading Room, 12:30 p.m.

Double Agent

The story of the German-American spy whose efforts resulted in the most successful counterespionage operation in American history is narrated in journalist Peter Duffy’s new book, Double Agent: Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.


Niche Media Holdings

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Fashion Editor

Location: New York, NY

Niche Media is looking for a driven Associate Fashion Editor to join our high-performing New York team. The primary duties for this position include the following:

  • Write fashion-related stories, from short news items to longer features that are entertaining, informative and geared toward specific regional markets.
  • Covers womens/mens market: Represent the fashion department at events and market appointments, stays abreast of industry news and trends.
  • Call in merchandise for photo shoots utilizing your solid base of industry contacts.
  • Attend fashion shows and report back on trends.
  • Work with fashion team to conceptualize ideas for location photo shoots and still-life pages.
  • Work closely with fashion PR teams to ensure merchandise acquired for shoots is available in market(s) where merchandise will be featured.
  • Potentially style fashion shoots on an as-needed basis.
  • Gather and write credits for fashion stories and still-life pages as needed.
  • Format stories, credits, etc., per magazine style standards.
  • Work closely with freelance stylists to acquire credit information in a timely manner and ensure this information is in the appropriate format.
  • Maintain a passion for market work to discover luxury-driven merchandise that would be an ideal fit for one or more of our regional publications.
  • Work with executive fashion director and senior fashion editor to edit product for on-model layouts and still-life pages prior to shooting.
  • Communicate and build strong relationships with PR reps throughout the fashion and accessory industries.
  • Build strong work relationships with other departments within the organization (art, photo, copy, fact, events, finance, etc).
  • Maintain the schedule of your assigned stories and work closely with managing editors to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of fashion editorial experience.
  • Solid writing ability; able to craft fashion news and features to meet journalistic standards.
  • Experience covering mens and womens market.
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign preferred.
  • Ability to use MAC platform as well as Word, Excel, and Gmail.

Find the original job posting here.

The Morgan Library and Museum

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

The Morgan seeks an energetic person to assist with copy-editing, trafficking, and production of printed and electronic materials, including books, in its Publications department. Responsibilities include electronic text management (MS Word); regular communication with authors, freelancers, and printers; proofreading, light copy-editing, and routine clerical duties. This position reports to the Senior Editor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Writing or Communications is preferred.
  • Prior editorial experience is also preferred.
  • Excellent typing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation.

View the original job posting here.


It would be great if when you finished reading a book from the library that the library could somehow recommend a new book for you to read, based on the books you have already read. Online book retailers possess this ability to recommend books to consumers, and it has become quite powerful. Even when shopping at physical Barnes and Noble stores, their book recommendations based on what you purchased are printed at the bottom of the receipt. Luckily for us library aficionados, the recommendation technology has finally reached the check out lane.

Zola Books, an online book retailer, is partnering with BiblioCommons, a vendor of digital services to libraries, to bring Zola’s Bookish recommendation engine to 67 libraries in the BiblioCommons network in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Before Zola acquired Bookish, which was originally founded by three of the Big Five publishers, Zola worked to create its consumer retailing outlet while developing a platform of B2B services and tools.

At the beginning of 2014, Zola Books introduced the Bookish technology into its retail site and also launched the technology on the New York Public Library online catalog pages in March. The Bookish Recommends technology provides APIs, which allow easy digital access to selected content and partners, to participating libraries that can then be integrated into their online platforms. The Bookish algorithm provides users with book recommendations based on more than 1.7 billion unique identifiers attached to the titles in a database of more than 500,000 books. On the NYPL catalog site, users searching for a book will see a “Bookish Recommends” list that includes the book covers right next to their original search.

Even though Bookish Recommends has become a way to introduce titles to consumers, it has also continued as a standalone site that actually sells books. Zola Books CEO Joe Regal said that the Bookish site will become more of an “editorially-driven site, a consumer face.” He added that after years of building Zola Books, that they are getting closer to becoming a book publishing destination site.

This news makes me more excited to check out an e-book from the library. Keep those recommendations coming.

Find the original article about Bookish Recommends on Publishers Weekly.


quote of the weekkFor this week’s Quote of the Week, we thought we’d share quotes from The Huffington Post’s beautiful article honoring what would have been Pablo Neruda’s 110th birthday.

 

 

 

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penguin-random-housePenguin Random House is hiring! See below for the various internship and job opportunities.

 

Title of Internship

Fodors.com Digital Marketing Intern

Location

New York, New York

Full or Part Time

Full-Time/Part Time Fall Internship – for academic credit

Your Challenge
Fodor’s Travel, a division of Penguin Random House, seeks a Digital Marketing intern for the fall of 2014. This position will work closely with our Digital Marketing team to aid in the following tasks: content syndication, Adobe Analytics reporting, basic SEO tasks, as well as general projects that may arise. The right candidate has excellent written, verbal, organizational and time management skills; can work independently and with a team; and is able to analyze and assess marketing data. Experience in digital marketing or related education is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Project manage our content syndication program, which includes weekly partner pitching, story building, Q&A, and reporting
  • Professionally represent Fodors.com during any engagement with potential or current partners
  • Report on Fodors.com digital marketing progress and traffic metrics via Adobe Analytics
  • Collaborate and strategize with the digital marketing team to meet monthly/quarterly/yearly goals
  • Perform basic SEO tasks such as keyword research, competitive research, link building, manual site audits, and more

Your Profile
Requirements

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Ability to complete tasks to an efficient and excellent standard
  • Be able to think analytically as well as strategically
  • Knowledge and strong interest in the digital marketing industry
  • Awareness of the digital competitive landscape
  • A desire to be a part of a forward-thinking and innovative team

 

About Our Company:
Fodor’s Travel, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information. Covering over 7,500 worldwide destinations, Fodor’s guidebooks and website, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers since 1936. Written by a vast team of global correspondents, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, locally reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance. Visit www.Fodors.com. Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher.

Penguin Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.
How To Apply:

Contact jdenning@pace.edu for information on how to apply.

Applicants must be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

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Title of Internship:

Publicity Intern

Your Challenge:

Random House Children’s Books, part of Penguin Random House is currently seeking a creative and organized intern for our Publicity Department, for Fall 2014. This internship is a great opportunity for someone who wants to learn about book publishing, develop writing and communication skills, and gain a greater understanding of the media landscape. You’ll work closely with department of publicity professionals and will have the opportunity to attend weekly marketing meetings, author meetings, and sales launch meetings.

Responsibilities:
-Write press materials and compile media lists
-Assist in booking media
-Research media contacts and maintain databases
-Coordinate mailings
-Take minutes at meetings
- Manage various administrative departmental tasks

How to apply:

Contact jdenning@pace.edu for information on how to apply.

 

Applicants must be eligible to receive academic credit for the Fall 2014 semester. To apply

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Job Description:

Brand Assistant, Penguin Young Readers
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Administrative / Clerical, Advertising & Promotions
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:
The Brand Department at Penguin Young Readers seeks a departmental assistant to support the VP, Director, and Manager with brand and licensing.

Responsibilities include: 

• Keeping calendars (including appointments, meetings, lunches, dinners, events)
• Providing administrative support: tracking invitations & charitable requests, ordering supplies, sending & receiving packages, photocopying, submitting travel and expense reports
• Coordinating internal meetings with agents/authors/artists, managing hospitality needs
• Taking meeting notes and distributing accordingly
• Creating and maintaining brand profiles, updating quarterly brand reports and distributing accordingly
• Tracking and maintaining monthly POS report, updating and distributing recap
• Gathering data from appropriate groups and running reports for business reviews; converting data to charts, graphs, visuals, and creating business review in PowerPoint and InDesign
• Researching partnership opportunities and maintaining database
• Supporting brand and category analysis with regular running of reports, maintaining master databases, tracking competitive titles, researching using internal tools
• Managing licensing approval process, royalties tracking, licensing brand profiles, and insuring invoicing is routed, tracked, and paid
• Providing support in creation of licensing style guides

Your profile:
The ideal candidate possesses:
• A 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Prior office/administrative experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and handle confidential information with discretion
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Exceptional phone manner and sound judgment
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
• Skill with numbers / financials
• Publishing experience preferred
• Knowledge of In Design preferred

About our company:
Penguin Random House LLC is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply: 

Contact jdenning@pace.edu for information on how to apply.

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Job Description:

Publishing & Publicity Assistant, Crown Publishing
Entry Level, Full Time, -, Publishing, Publicity / Communications, Administrative / Clerical
Random House U.S.A, New York, New York

Your challenge:
Penguin Random House is seeking a Publishing & Publicity Assistant to join the lifestyle division of the Crown Publishing Group.

This position reports into both the S.V.P, Publisher for Clarkson Potter, Potter Style, Potter Craft, Harmony and Ten Speed Press and the V.P., Director of Publicity for Clarkson Potter, Potter Style and Potter Craft.

Responsibilities include: 

• Day-to- day administrative support for both
• Helping to implement book publicity campaigns and managing event logistics
• Coordinating communications efforts
• Creating publicity materials, such as press releases, press kits and media lists
• Providing Marketing support for titles overseen in Marketing by PR Director
• Managing Marketing systems for project development
• Creating author itineraries
• Routing author contracts for internal approval
• Managing calendars and scheduling conflicts
• Facilitating author meetings with agents and in-house staff
• Organizing seasonal launch
• Additional assignments, projects and responsibilities, as needed. These may include: writing ad copy, coordinating the editorial and production process, pitching media, strategizing marketing and publicity plans and special projects

Your profile:
The ideal candidate has a 4-year degree and relevant internship or working experience. Experience in book publishing is preferred. Candidates should have a strong interest in the cooking, craft, design and health categories. Candidates must be self-starters with impeccable attention to detail. Candidates are required to prioritize, meet deadlines and be proactive and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Strong communication, organization, and writing skills are essential. The ideal candidate is also savvy with social media and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

About our company:
Random House, Inc. is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply: 

Contact jdenning@pace.edu for information on how to apply.

 


July 11, 2014

Amanda Petrusich

In Do Not Sell At Any Price, Amanda Petrusich describes approaching a roomful of 78 rpm records “like a chimpanzee devouring a pile of ripe bananas.” Made of shellac and producing 78 revolutions per minute (modern CDs spin 200-460 times per minute), with grooves so large that the discs can only hold 3 minutes of music per side, these rare records were last seen commercially in the mid-1950s. Petrusich, a music critic for the New York Times and Pitchfork, joins fellow 78 collectors Nathan Salsburg and Chris King, as well as the old-timey Strung Out String Band, under the glass ceiling of Brooklyn’s favorite literary greenhouse to celebrate these nearly-extinct artifacts and the eccentrics who hunt them down. Before 1925, artists sang directly into the horns of gramophones in order to record 78s acoustically. 78s recorded before that year have yet to be discovered, but the evening promises a similar intimacy. @ BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York, 7:00 p.m.

July 14, 2014

Franklin Park Reading Series: Travels and Journeys

Time for a vacation — and our annual “Travels and Journeys” reading! We’re thrilled to welcome back three fav alums with widely hailed new novels: EMMA STRAUB (The Vacationers), TIPHANIE YANIQUE (Land of Love and Drowning), and COURTNEY MAUM (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You). They’ll be joined by acclaimed debut novelist BORIS FISHMAN (A Replacement Life) and masterful short fiction writer AARON BURCH (Backswing), founder of the legendary lit journal HOBART. Along with great fiction, we’ll have a $4 draft drink special and raffle for the authors’ books! @ Franklin Park, 618 St. Johns Place, Between Classon and Franklin Avenues, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 8:00 p.m.

July 16, 2014

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Author Marja Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lee’s life in Alabama. Through this she was able to discover how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee never wrote another novel. @ Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

July 17, 2014

Chew on This – MPA Lunch Series

Ever wondered why some things catch on and become popular while others falter? How to generate more word of mouth for a product or initiative you’re working on? Jonah Berger has the answers.  He’s a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On.  Dr. Berger has spent the last decade studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on.  He’s published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like the New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work. @ MPA Boardroom, 757 Third Avenue – 11th Floor (between 47th and 48th streets), 12:30 p.m.

The Sun Also Rises: The Hemingway Library Edition

Presented by the Hemingway family, with supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library, this edition provides readers with wonderful insight regarding Hemingway’s first great literary masterpiece. @ Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.


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