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Taking a Small Break

Now that the semester is over, all of us here at the Pace MS in Publishing Program would like to wish everyone a good summer and good rest. The Pace MS in Publishing blog will be taking a brief break as well, but rest assured, we will up and running at the start of the Summer I semester on May 30th.

To students who are graduating this semester, congratulations and may your future in publishing be bright. For those of you returning for the Summer semester, rest up and good luck with classes.

Have a great summer everyone!

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Book Expo America – How to Get the Most Out of the BEA

BookExpo America, the largest annual book trade fair in the United States will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City this year from May 31 to June 2. Major publishing houses will congregate to showcase emerging authors, new titles, and meet with other publishing professionals and colleagues. For students and incoming publishing professionals, BookExpo is an exciting event and provides an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most influential publishers and to gain significant insight into the publishing industry.

Along with faculty, Pace MS in Publishing students will be attending the BookExpo again this year, trading off passes, supplied by the program, throughout the three-day event.

Program Director, Sherman Raskin says:

“I am delighted that Pace University publishing students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Expo this Spring. They will meet publishing professionals, authors and have opportunities to network. The BEA is in NYC this year and New York is the heart of the publishing industry.”

Prof. Michelle Richter  also shares her experience and provides some tips and advice on how to achieve the most rewarding BookExpo experience:

The first time I went to BookExpo, I was exactly where you find yourselves now: a grad student in the publishing program, wildly enthusiastic about books and the industry and the city. And broke. But somehow I managed to scrounge up enough for a ticket.

The Benefits of Going to BookExpo

Of course the first thing that comes to mind is free loot: ARCs, finished books, tote bags, swag. But there’s much more than that. I can’t stress enough the value of the panels. You can learn so much about the industry. Go to the keynote speech if you can. Try to attend at least one of the Buzz panels.

BookExpo in 2015 at the Javits Center

There’s one for adult, one for young adult, and one for middle grade. 5 or 6 editors talk about books they’ve acquired that are getting a lot of buzz, and everyone who attends the panel can get the ARCs afterward. But there are also panels with the authors of the Buzz books. And breakfasts and teas or lunches (the meals require separate tickets) where you can listen to major authors. And panels that talk about industry trends, technological innovations, promotion, social media, and so much more.

Author signings  are everywhere, some in publisher booths, some in an autograph area in the back. Some are ticketed, some are first come, first serve. Some will have huge lines. Some will have lonely authors waiting. If an author offers to sign their book for you, say “yes, thank you”. If you discard it later, do it out of their sight. You don’t have to have it personalized. If there’s a book you’re dying to get and have signed, line up early. Not all books in a booth are free for the taking. Some publishers only have display copies or books for sale.

  • Tip 1: Check the schedule of signings and panels ahead of time, and have a tentative schedule so you don’t miss the things that are really important to you.
  • Tip 2: Though the lure of free books may intoxicate you, remember you have to carry all of them so be discerning. But if you go hog wild, there’s a post office between the Javits and the A train–you can mail books to yourself.
  • Tip 3: Bring your own tote bag, one that won’t dig into your shoulder. Just in case free ones are hard to find or subpar.

Prof. Jane Denning says:

“I love the BEA! It is such a wonderful opportunity to really get a sense of the size and power of the publishing industry and, it is a great place to network. I also really love getting to meet authors and have them sign their books. My advice is to go with an open mind and soak it all in. Learn about publishers you have not heard about before, talk to people about their work and bring a few copies of your resume to give to people who might help you get a job.” 

Networking

Be pleasant to anyone working in a booth. Don’t be too grabby getting free stuff. Check out people’s badges to see where they work or who they are but keep in mind that some people share a badge and may be incognito.

These people may someday be your colleagues. They’re often from the marketing department, but could also be sales, sub rights, publicists, editors, even authors. They may be taking meetings with foreign publishers or booksellers or librarians or agents. Most people are dressed professionally, as they would in the office.

Every time I go to BookExpo, it’s like a giant reunion. I see editors, publicists, marketing managers I used to work with, agents I know, authors, foreign publishers, and people I’ve only met on Twitter until I run into them on the floor at BookExpo. “Wait, have we ever met in person before?”

  • Tip 4: Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. It’s often freezing in the Javits center and the floors are cement. I think you can’t go wrong with a dress and a cardigan if that’s your style, ladies. Gentlemen, I would suggest you dress business casual (not in jeans).
  • Tip 5: Bring a water bottle so you don’t have to buy overpriced drinks. You may want to bring snacks.

The Overall Experience

It’s overwhelming, exhausting, exhilarating. I love it still. Some people get jaded by it, but I hope I never do. Try to walk the entire expo. Visit the remainder houses’ booths, the foreign publishers, the packagers, the Big 5s and all the indies. This is your best opportunity to see the wide range of people who participate in the industry, to randomly encounter a rock star author (I once walked by Margaret Atwood and managed not to lose it), to see something like a book being printed in an Espresso Book Machine, to meet awesome librarians and booksellers, and to listen to some terrific speakers.

Lisa Sharkey on Changing Careers

Lisa Sharkey, Senior Vice President, Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers and The 2016-17 David J. Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor shares with The Reset how she transitioned from working on television news to working on book publishing.

In the article titled, Looking for Substance, Sharkey explains that after a five year long conversation with Jane Friedman, then CEO of HarperCollins she decided to leave her job at Al Roker Productions, and Good Morning America Senior Producer before that, to pursue book publishing.

She says that she was looking for a job with “more substance and something more closely aligned with my values.” Sharkey is now celebrating ten years in book publishing.

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“I am going to leave you to make my entry into the world; — I shall be very much astonished if I enjoy myself there as I have in school.”

—Colette, Claudine à l’école (Claudine at School)

One of the greatest avant-garde authors of the 19th century, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette—most commonly referred to as simply Colette—was a French novelist, essayist, and performer. Collete made herself into a famous creative and feminist icon by writing for a female audience, evoking passion and sensuality in her works, and for being unapologetically proud of her sexual and personal agency in a time where such a point of view was not common for women.

Her first husband took the credit for the first four books Colette wrote, the Claudine series, which were based on her own life experiences. Fortunately, though she never profited in her lifetime from her stories, she was later recognized for writing them. Colette was also able to get full-credit and copyright of all the books that she wrote after, such as her best known novel Gigi, L’ingenue libertine (The Innocent Libertine), and Cheri. Her most critically acclaimed novel is La Vagabonde (The Vagabond). She is the second woman to have ever been given the title of grand officer of the Legion of Honor, which she earned for her great influence in France.

Steve Schapiro presents The Fire Next Time

Monday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Join Steve Schapiro, Quincy Troupe and Steven W. Thrasher as they discuss James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, now available in a special illustrated edition from TASCHEN featuring photographs by Steve Schapiro.

First published in 1963, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America’s so-called “Negro problem.” As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is considered one of the most passionate and influential explorations of 1960s race relations, weaving thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the “land of the free.”

Now, James Baldwin’s rich, raw, and ever relevant prose is reprinted in a letterpress edition with more than 100 photographs from Steve Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. The encounter thrust Schapiro into the thick of the movement, allowing for vital, often iconic, images both of civil rights leaders—including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith—and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March.

Admission is $20. Purchase your ticket online.

Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press

Monday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Library, Brooklyn Collection
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY11238

Readings from Justin Jamail, Thomas Devaney & Jiwon Choi

The first issue of Hanging Loose magazine was published in 1966. The name was inspired by the format — mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope — and that, in turn, was inspired by a very low budget. But the format was also meant to get across a point of view: that poetry is for now, not for the Ages. Hanging loose has published some 220 books and 107 issues — well over 10,000 pages of poetry, prose, and art — of Hanging Loose magazine.

Admission is free.

Claire Dederer & Ada Calhoun

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

What happens when a happily married mother of two suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through an erotic reawakening? Claire Dederer’s Love and Trouble: A Midlife Recokning finds her in just this predicament. Tracking between her present as a middle-aged mom in the grip of a unfamiliar hunger and her past as a teenager beset by hypersensitivity and longing, Dederer exposes herself and her life, capturing something universal about what is like to be a woman, a daughter, and a wife.

Claire will be joined in conversation by Ada Calhoun, bestselling author of St. Mark’s is Dead, whose brand-new essay collection delves into the contradictions of marriage and its attendant joys, defeats, and complications. Finding yourself bored with your partner, beset by desire for people you didn’t marry, and fed up with your spouse’s mistakes–it’s the stuff that doesn’t make it into many cliches about marriage. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, based on one of the most-shared stories from the New York Times‘ Modern Love series, Calhoun turns over the stones that these cliches are built out of and examines what’s underneath.

Admission is $15. Purchase your ticket online.

PLG Fiction Book Group

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm

Greenlight Bookstore
632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Led by Greenlight general manager Alexis, the fiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens discusses paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For May, the group discusses Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together, they endure the agony of foot-binding, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.

Admission is free. Purchase the book online for $14.45. Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.

Internships: NewBay Media

NewBay Media provides multichannel marketing solutions and information to communities encompassing over 5 million professionals and nearly 8 million enthusiasts centered around three large technology driven interrelated markets: Television & Video, Entertainment & Educational Technology, and Music. NewBay’s platform provides its communities with award-winning content, trusted brands and high- profile network-building, informative events. Over 4,000 clients hire NewBay to connect them to its audience of key decision makers and influencers.

NewBay is currently looking to fill 3 summer internship positions (Editorial, Content Marketing Coordinator, and Event Planning) for course credit and a rate of $11/hour. If interested in applying to any of the positions, please submit resumes directly to resume3@nbmedia.com with the title of the internship they are applying for in the subject line.


Editorial Intern 

The Editorial Intern will get hands-on experience with NewBay’s most important event of the year: their B&C Hall of Fame. They will be working in conjunction with the group publisher, editorial, sales, and events teams for building out content strategy and execution. They will also gain experience around content creation, social media, marketing, and business. The goal of the internship is to increase content around their largest event of the year, Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. The Editorial Intern will work 8 hours per week, with 2-4 hour days.

Requirements:

  • Preferred Academic Majors – PR, Communications, Marketing
  • Excellent writing skills required
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate with others to achieve results


Content Marketing Coordinator Intern

The intern for the Content Marketing Coordinator will work with the VP of Marketing Services to drive new inbound marketing programs to create sales leads for NewBay Plus, the marketing services arm of NewBay. This will involve creating actionable content including white papers, blogs, social media posts, and other content to drive out thought leadership and sales leads. The candidate will learn practical knowledge about how to create and execute successful content marketing programs from development to execution, to evaluation of results via our marketing automation system, and follow-up based on those results.

NewBay’s goal is to add significant energy to their inbound marketing efforts to drive sales over and above their sales outreach. NewBay also expects the intern to help improve their process and suggest ideas for new content marketing strategies. The goal for the intern is to get a practical understanding of how to create, execute, and evaluate a successful content marketing program. The intern for this position will be working 20 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM).

Projects/Duties:

  • Interview their vertical industry managing editors and brand managers and create targeted assets that we can use to drive leads
  • Work with the VP of Marketing Services to update their content marketing plan based on this research effort
  • Create mini-research projects to develop content
  • Regularly blog and post on social media about this content
  • With the aid of their audience development team, learn how to track customer engagement with our Pardot marketing automation system and use that data to identify hot prospects
  • Work with the VP of Marketing Services to create new social media and mobile content marketing products

Preferred Academic Majors: 

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts

Skills Requested:

  • Should have strong writing skills
  • Understand basics of content marketing and marketing in general
  • Know how to use social media including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office tools (PowerPoint, Office, Excel) and be able to present ideas, suggestions, and results in a coherent, engaging way.
  • Understand, or be able to quickly grasp content management systems, such as WordPress
  • Be able to understand and evaluate data and create actionable recommendations based on it
  • Needs to be a good listener, inquisitive, creative, and major plus to have a sense of humor and be a nice person

Events Intern

NewBay Media is seeking a highly motivated and extremely organized events intern for their Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News events division. The events intern will work directly on the development and execution of programs that reach thousands of attendees and will also work directly on development and execution of the event, and will have a key role in the coordination of sponsorship development efforts.

The ideal candidate would have a passion for events, must be confident interfacing with individuals of all levels, both internally and externally, and working in a fast-paced environment that often involves juggling multiple priorities. The intern will be expected to work form 10 AM to 5 PM for 3-4 days per week.

Some of their events include: 

  • The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame: Recognized as the leading industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators, and stars of the electronic arts, with hosts and honorees such as Betty White, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dr. Phil, and Katie Couric, just to name a few.
  • New York City Television & Video Week : 5 events over 3 days where over 2,500 of the television industry’s executives gather for education, information and unparalleled networking. This role provides excellent exposure to anyone who wants experience in event management. You will have the opportunity to see how large events are developed and executed. Plus, you will be in contact with leading media executives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Pre-event

  • Assist with managing event registration and logistics for 10+ events
  • Collate supplier communications
  • Assist department director and managers to reconcile all supplier and miscellaneous bills.
  • Work with Sales Director on sponsorship tracking and fulfillment

On-site

  • Assist with managing event registration and logistics for 10+ events
  • Collate supplier communications
  • Assist department director and managers to reconcile all supplier and miscellaneous bills.
  • Work with Sales Director on sponsorship tracking and fulfillment

Post-event

  • Work with Director Events on supplier wrap up, closing the budget, collecting open invoices and P.O’s

Preferred Academic Majors:

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Management

Requirements:

  • Must currently be enrolled in a college program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize large quantities of material
  • Ability to maintain calendar and manage individuals toward their due dates
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities appropriately
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Motivated and proactive
  • Computer skills: Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint

Preparing Innovators

by Mark J. H. Fretz, PhD

Pace University’s Masters of Science in Publishing Program promises to prepare graduates “to be an innovator in a rapidly evolving industry.” I can attest to the success of the program from several vantages. As a publishing professional since 1994, I have been involved in and have experienced the transformation of the publishing industry firsthand. Initially working at Doubleday in the center of the publishing world (New York City), I had the unique opportunity to watch publishing encounter and respond to the emergence of electronic publishing technology from Times Square. The Bertelsmann Company was one of the world’s largest media companies with its footprint in various sectors, and somewhat of a Bigfoot in the book industry with Bantam Doubleday Dell, which eventually merged with Random House, and more recently with Penguin. Next, I moved to the publishing services sector and witnessed the rapid changes in the publishing industry as if from the front car of a rollercoaster. Make no mistake about it, the pace of change between 2000 and today has been much faster than between 1994 and 2000. People wanting to get into publishing, and stay in it, need to learn new skills and absorb new ideas continually.

During my twenty-three year publishing career, I have also observed, first from afar and now much more closely, the development and evolution of Pace University’s publishing program. In the early 1990s, Pace’s program was a decade old and no longer a fledgling program, but it was still far from mature. However, from the outset, the program was designed to be ahead of the curve of change driving the publishing industry. The courses it offered, the professionals who taught those courses, and the students who took them, were aimed to anticipate and take advantage of cutting-edge technological developments and their ripple effects throughout the industry. A few years ago, I got involved in the Pace University MS in Publishing program by offering presentations on various topics to visiting delegations of Chinese publishing professionals who came to Pace for intensive courses. Last year, I became more involved, by joining the program’s advisory board. This year, I returned to New YorkCity as editorial Director of Radius Book Group, and to my great delight found that one of my colleagues is a Pace alumna. Under her knowledgeable and capable hands, the innovative publisher EverAfter Romance is growing and meeting needs of a robust and emerging group of independent authors. Thus, I can confirm that the program indeed prepares its graduates to be innovators in this rapidly evolving industry of ours.

These observations grow out of a trip I took to China last fall. At the conference where I presented a paper on the impact of Big Data on the publishing industry, hundreds of students in the publishing programs at Wuhan University attended and actively engaged presenters. Several conversations following that conference made me aware that China has formalized the education and preparation of publishing professionals on a scale unmatched in the United States. Not many undergraduate or graduate programs exist in the U.S. dedicated specifically to training the next generation of publishing professionals. Pace University is one of the noteworthy exceptions. It is good to know that the industry can count on Pace’s MS in Publishing program to be there, to be at the forefront of industry developments, and be training students to be tomorrow’s innovators who are ready to jump in today.

Mark is the Editorial Director of Radius Book Group at Diversion Publishing Corp., a publisher for independent-minded authors of nonfiction. In his role, he forms partnerships with entrepreneurial authors looking for full-service publishing and distribution of their titles. His imprint aims for 20 to 30 titles per year.

15 Stellar Short Stories You Can Read Online This Month

Following April’s National Poetry Month’s celebration, readers can look forward to a Summer of beach reading. But, in between these two reading seasons is National Short Story Month, a form of writing dedicated to in the month of May.

The Huffington Post has compiled a list of 15 short stories that viewers can read online to kick off their summer reading lists. “These make for great lunch break reads,” as the writer, Maddie Crum, says.

Among the stories the made the list include:

The 37” by Mary Miller

Anthologized in Miller’s recent collection Always Happy Hour, this story follows a girl trying to get home to see her mother in Mississippi.

• “You Are Happy?” by Akhil Sharma

A boy observes his mother’s decent into alcoholism in Shamra’s story, which will appear in his collection out this summer.

• “A Hundred and Twenty Muscles” by Rachel Heng

In another great work of flash fiction, a young girl plays with her class pet ― a rabbit named Domino ― a little too violently.

Link of Week: University Presses

An online interview goes into the different practices of university presses versus commercial publishers and what larger publishers can learn from them.

The Huffington Post posted an interview with Peter Dougherty, the director of the Princeton University Press, about the press’s success and growth. Over a century old, the press has evolved from being a publication aimed at only the university to attaining a global reach through digital library subscriptions and e-book adaptions. Dougherty explains how university presses tend to get overlooked and considered specialized and academic-oriented, which was true in the past, but these days they all also publish more general titles as well. He adds that university presses get overlooked in traditional advertisement spaces, such as larger bookstores and news paper columns, that a lot of their revenue and reviews come from online sources, and how imperative maintaining healthy relationships with book blogs and reviewers is for publicity.

Smaller university presses, Dougherty also mentions, are forward-thinking, and their approach to creating online digital libraries that can be accessed through subscriptions is something that larger publishers should pay attention to. Princeton University Press wants to allow anyone to access a number of titles for a set-fee, both academic and otherwise, which is much different than the typical process of publishers’ charging for one book.

Other major institutions interested in the future of digital publishing that larger publishers can learn something from include Stanford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Yale University Press, and Oxford University Press. The unity of the shifting approach to include digital publishing, and how these presses are going about handling this shift, says a lot about the direction of publishing’s possible future.

Philadelphia, PA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more–always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Join us and let’s make some awesome books together.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be an excellent writer
• Up-to-the-minute familiarity with new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects
• Staff front desk/reception area
• Expect to perform many clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth)

If you are interested in applying for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and please submit examples of your best work along with your cover letter and resume to hr@quirkbooks.com. Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form doesn’t matter. Just send your best writing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicity Assistant – Portfolio, Sentinel

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
• Interest in the media, news, and current events a plus
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong follow-up skills
• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
• A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
• An understanding of social media as a marketing tool
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Responsibilities Include:

• Researching new media trends, handling media requests, and responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers
• Writing press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, quote sheets, etc.
• Updating and maintaining media lists in publicity and marketing databases
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules
• Contributing ideas for marketing strategies and promotions
• Being a representative of the two imprints to in-house departments, media, authors, etc.
• Providing general administrative support by answering phones, taking messages and following up, facilitating books at author events, managing calendars, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, S&S

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-3 years book publicity experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with current media trends and developing promotional platforms, including conferences, social media, podcasts and newsletters
• Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature
• Proficiency with Publicity Assistant and Cision

Responsibilities Include:

• Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio
• Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other promotional materials
• Creating targeted mailing lists
• Cultivating and maintaining media relationships

If you are interested in this position, please fill out an application online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant

Bonnier Publishing USA houses both children’s and adult publishing imprints. The flagship office, as well as the children’s imprints, are based out of New York City and include trade publisher Little Bee Books and the licensing/media tie-in imprint, Sizzle Press. The adult imprint, Weldon Owen, is a highly respected and veteran lifestyle publisher based out of San Francisco. Bonnier Publishing USA is a division of Bonnier Publishing in the United Kingdom, and is ultimately owned by global media group Bonnier AB.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book publishing industry experience a plus
• Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time, priorities, and resources
• Friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
• Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude
• Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision
• Team player with a “can do” attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Providing general office support for the Director of Sales
• Assembling sales material for appointments, as well as communicating with the editorial department when additional material or information is needed
• Communicating with warehouse and accounts on operational issues
• Creating PowerPoint presentations of key titles each season for use by the sales team
• Managing order processing with the warehouse, coordinating reserves, tracking shipments, and monitoring the progress of orders that require special handling
• Taking responsibility for gathering sales data from accounts and distributing data internally to the sales team
• Attending departmental meetings as needed
• Coordination and production of sales materials, as needed
• Assisting the Director of Sales and sales team with various ad hoc projects as needed

If you are interested in this position, Please apply with your CV detailing your salary expectations. They’d love to know more about you than just what’s on your CV, so feel free to send a letter, video or comic monologue whatever showcases your passion for the company and the work you’d be doing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Assistant

Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal brands, is the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture. Their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. We are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in marketing and/or related communications experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritize
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creative thinker
• Highly organized
• Resourceful and proactive
• Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Google Docs
• Passion for music/entertainment/pop culture

Responsibilities Include:

• Monitor trends and produce research reports on competitors, brands, events, programs, artists, influencers, etc.
• Assist with preparation for client meetings and presentations
• Attend and contribute to internal meetings in connection with assigned projects, provide department head with timely feedback and follow-up regarding any action items
• Create and maintain relationships with cross-functional departments including sales, account management, design, finance, HR, accounts payable, travel, etc.
• Maintain billing process
• Day-to-day administrative support including but not limited to calendar management, travel arrangements, expenses, meeting and greeting clients, visitor system management, room reservations, etc.
• Assist the team with ongoing projects

If you interested in this position, apply online.

Internship: Radius Book Group

Radius Book Group is currently looking to fill an internship position for Summer 2017. The position is scheduled to start immediately.

Based in New York City, Radius Book Group, which is a division of Diversion Book Corporation, provides book publishing services to independent publishers. The summer intern for Radius will be responsible for handling market research and providing general assistance for the group. The intern may work remotely and schedule regular meetings as is mutually convenient.

The position is unpaid but available for course credit.


If you are interested in applying, please e-mail your resume to Mark Fretz at mark@radiusbookgroup.com. Include a cover letter indicating your interest as well.