Independent Bookstore Day

National Independent Bookstore Day marks its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on April 30th, with literary parties around the country. The day is sponsored in part by Penguin Random House, Ingram, and The American Booksellers Association. Last year participating bookstores saw an average increase in sales of 70% on Independent Bookstore Day.

Independent Bookstore Day is proud to announce a selection of exclusive books and art pieces for Bookstore Day 2016. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, on April 30. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores.

Children’s items include:

  • Raymie Nightingale

○     A special signed & numbered edition of the new novel by two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo. Includes a special note from Kate.

  • Draw Me!

○   Draw Me! includes step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters like Mo Willem’s Pigeon, Curious George, Fly Guy, and many more.

  • X is For…”

○     This vinyl record companion to the New York Times bestselling Rad American Women A-Z features Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit and is great for kids of all ages.

  • Duck & Goose Print

○     This wonderful pro-reading, pro-friendship print was drawn especially for Bookstore Day by Tad Hills, the bestselling creator of the Duck & Goose books.

  • Neil Gaiman Coloring Book

○     This book features colorable illustrations by Chris Riddell from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline; The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk.

  • Curious George® plush doll

○     This collectable Curious George® plush doll sports a t-shirt that reads READ TO ME on the front and the IBD logo on the back.

Adult items include

  • A $6 Story from Ann Patchett

○     The first in what is sure to become a favorite IBD series, $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett includes three instructive essays and is signed by Ann Patchett.

  • Literary Tea Towels

○     This set of two 100% cotton flour sack tea towels feature quotes on reading from David Mitchell and Anna Quindlen.

  • Perfect Burger Print

○     A limited, signed print, this beautifully illustrated guide to making the perfect burger from Anthony Bourdain is perfect for hanging in your kitchen.

  • Bad Citizen Stencil

○     The third edition of our collectable Bad Citizen stencil series features Fran Lebowitz’s quote: “Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

  • Bookstore Cats Pouch

○     This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch was designed by Out of Print and featuring portraits of real bookstore cats.

This year, stores will also feature a selection of free items from Brandon Sanderson and Terry Tempest Williams.

For a list of participating bookstores in New York city click here.

Simon & Schuster Site Visit

simon schuster office20160421125239 (1)On Thursday, April 21st students were invited to visit Simon & Schuster. Students sat in on a panel of alumni of the Pace Publishing program who now are employed at Simon & Schuster.

The panel included: Angela Zurlo ’07 (Production Manager, Children’s), Natascha Morris ’13 (Editorial Assistant, Children’s-Atheneum), Tatyana Rosalia ’15 (Production Assistant, Children’s), Melanie Mitzman ’12 (Imprint Marketing Manager, Gallery/Pocket), Jisoo Leones ’13 (Sales Assistant, Client Communications), Ebony LaDelle ’10 (Marketing Manager, S&S), Ashley Stout ’12 (Director of Contract Systems & Data), and Clare McGlade ’12 (Production Editor-Managing Editorial, Children’s). Students were welcomed with free books and the panel was moderated by the head of Human Resources, Joy Bertran. Bertran asked the alumni a series of questions and then opened the floor to students. Below are some highlights.

s&s visit


Things Alumni Wish They Knew Before Their First Job:

  • You are never going to stop learning!
  • Be open to opportunities, learn from everything.
  • Take as many different classes as you can, while you are a student.

Career Advice: 

  • Persevere hard for the job you want!
  • Never undervalue the power of networking.
  • Don’t burn any bridges, the publishing industry is small.
  • Understand that if you’re really dedicated, you need to start from the bottom.

Applying for Jobs: 

  • Look for a job you Love.
  • Make sure you’re resume matches the subject matter of the imprint you want to work for.
  • You’re cover letter is a writing sample. Don’t repeat what is already on your resume.

Students were very grateful for the opportunity to meet with the panel and ask questions about entering the industry. There were a mix of students in attendance ranging from undergraduate Pace students that are looking to enter the program and students currently in the M.S. in publishing program.

Students like Brittany Fuller, whose main interest is magazines, found the panel to be informative and enlightening when they discussed each job role and the many benefits and opportunities of working at Simon & Schuster.”It was great to hear from Pace students about their journey to Simon & Schuster, not to mention getting a whole bunch of books!” said Annie Rosa.

20160124_114742Jordan Forney is a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University. She’s a proud alumnus of Seton Hill University and calls the United States Virgin Islands her home. If you need her you can find her typing away in the Pace publishing computer lab.

Media Rights Business Affairs Internship

Media Rights Business Affairs Internship – Summer 2016 at ICM Partners


ICM Partners, the prominent talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London, has an internship opportunity in the Business Affairs Department of its New York office for the Summer of 2016. The main responsibilities for the internship will include, but are not limited to, vetting film/stage/book to film contracts, legal research, drafting amendments/agreements, handling minor negotiations and ad hoc projects. This is a great opportunity for law students to gain exposure to the legal aspect of being an agent and the entertainment world within a dynamic office setting.
Requirements include:

  • Must be an enrolled JD candidate
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail a must
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Availability to intern 4-5 days per week (or equivalent hours) during the summer semester
  • Strong reader and enjoys reading for pleasure
  • Knowledge of intellectual property and copyright law is preferred

This is a paid internship.

ICM Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All interested and qualified candidates please email resume and cover letter to with Subject Line: Summer Internship 2016 – Business Affairs.

“Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.” -Romeo and Juliet

shakespeareOn April 23rd the world remembered William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. We hope this quote reminds our students to manage their time wisely. The world is huge and full of opportunities but remember to only take on what you can handle.



Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more.

Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion.

Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher. Palgrave publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional, and reference works in print and digital version. Palgrave presently publishes over 2,000 titles a year in subjects such as Political Science, Economics, History, Literature, Linguistics, and Business, from offices in New York, London, and Shanghai. The list contains original works by many of the foremost scholars in the world, including Nobel laureates and internationally recognized experts.

Job Description

Palgrave Macmillan is looking for a motivated Editorial Intern to join its well-regarded academic editorial team. During this three month internships, the Editorial Intern will be responsible for supporting a team of Editorial Assistants in their duties related to publishing, which includes a mix of research monographs and supplementary texts for graduate and undergraduate course. The intership is a fast-paced position that requires juggling multiple tasks and priorities on a daily basis. Specific responsibilities of the Editorial Intern include:

* Preparing manuscripts for transmittal to book production
* Mailing author copies of published books
* Processing peer review payments
* Entering and checking data in our book management system
* Assisting with research projects into possible book commissioning areas

Job Requirements

* Undergraduate degree with a passion for academic and scholarly publishing
* Familiarity with basic Microsoft Office applications
* Experience multitasking effectively in a fast paced environment
* Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
* Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
* Superior verbal and written communication skills
* Keen proofreading skills

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
– Medical, Dental and Vision
– Life and AD&D
– 401(k)
– Flexible Spending Accounts
– Transit Accounts
– Tuition Assistance
– Summer Hours

Visit our website at

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:

To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

Managing Editorial Internopenroadmedia
Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media has openings for several unpaid, for-credit interns to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its managing editorial department.

The managing editorial intern will assist the managing editorial department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD production, including preparing hard copy files for digitization, device QA, data entry, departmental administrative tasks, and some proofreading.

The managing editorial intern will report to the associate managing editor and work closely with editorial, production, and design team members.

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of managing editorial in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform quality assurance of Open Road titles on major reading devices (iPad, Kindle, and others)
  • Proofread POD files
  • Enter descriptive copy and other metadata as needed in title management system
  • Create title and copyright pages
  • Prep books for digitization
  • Check current Open Road titles on Apple, Amazon, and other major etailers to ensure they are active and display the correct metadata
  • Assist in keeping title reports up-to-date and accurate


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and work independently
  • Demonstrated interest in managing editorial and next-generation publishing

For information on how students can apply contact Prof. Denning at

2016 Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner

Last Thursday night, April 14, 2016, students, alumni, faculty and guests gathered at 163 Williams Street for the annual Student/Alumni Appreciation Dinner to celebrate the Pace Publishing Program’s 30th anniversary. Professor Sherman Raskin, the Director of the MS in Publishing program, began the event by inviting the President of Pace University, Stephen J. Friedman, to the podium. He was followed by the Dean of Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, Nira Herrmann. They both spoke about the importance of the program to the University and the remarkable work that has been done educating today’s publishing professionals.

PACE_Dolan-5877Professor Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics, then spoke about his current course, Transmedia: The Future of Publishing. This course was first proposed by Kristin Dolan, the guest of honor, more than 25 years ago when she was a student in the publishing program.

Prof. Raskin then invited the three current graduate assistants, Jordan Forney, Angela Taldone and Mary Katherine (MK) Cornfield, to speak about their experiences as students. Each spoke about how they have benefited from their time as students in the program and about what their individual experiences as assistants has taught them.

The evening’s Guest of Honor, Kristin Dolan, shared some of the lessons she has learned since her time as a student in the program. Ms. Dolan was a graduate assistant in the program and graduated in 1990. Today she is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Cablevision. In this role, she leads all aspects of the company’s cable and advertising sales operations, which includes responsibility for the company’s Optimum line of products. Ms. Dolan joined Cablevision in 1990 and has held a variety of roles with the company including President of Optimum Services, Senior Vice President of Digital Product Management, and Vice President of Field Communications. She was promoted to COO in 2014.


Ms. Dolan also serves as a member of Cablevision’s board of directors, and is also on the board of directors at AMC Networks and The Madison Square Garden Company. Additionally, she has served on the Foundation Board for SUNY Albany and the National Board for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT). Dolan was recognized by Multichannel News and WICT as a “Wonder Woman” in 2004. CableFAX The Magazine has featured Ms. Dolan in its lists of the top 100 cable executives and the top 50 most influential women in cable. She was honored by Prof. Raskin with a plaque and a copy of a book that she worked on during her time as a graduate assistant.

After the speeches and presentations students, alumni, faculty, and guests mingled and enjoyed dinner together. It was a wonderful celebration. See if you can spot yourself in any of the photos below:








20160124_114742Jordan Forney is a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University. She’s a proud alumnus of Seton Hill University and calls the United States Virgin Islands her home. If you need her you can find her typing away in the Pace publishing computer lab.

Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
Rainer Maria Rilke

rainer maria rilkeIn honor of National Poetry Month this quote of the week was said by the famous Bohemain-Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. Among English-language readers, his best-known work is the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are the Letters to a Young Poet and the semi-autobiographical Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. (Source)

As we are quickly approaching the end of the semester, let us all remember to appreciate life for what it is right now and take advantage of all the opportunities that may come our way. For those graduating in May, we hope this quote eases your worries that may come when starting a new phase of your life.

The Subjects Fiction Misses: Authors Ayana Mathis and Siddhartha Deb discuss subjects contemporary fiction seems to avoid.

‘The Power of the Book’ in the Digital Age: Gail Rebuck, Baroness Rebuck of Bloomsbury gave a Keynote Speech at the London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference

All about BookTube: Bookmachine interviewed Booktuber Sanne Vliegenthart

How New York Media Balances Print and Digital: Minonline interviewed Larry Burstein, the publisher of New York Media

Condé Nast’s Media Plan Seen in ‘First Monday’: The Conde Nast entertainment division is premiering its first feature film, “The First Monday in May”

April 20th-Selected Shorts: Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi

Symphony Space, in the Peter Jay Sharp Theaterauthor photos
2537 Broadway at 95th Street,
New York, NY

 7:30 pm

Cost: $30; Member $27;
30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

One of Granta‘s Best Young British Novelists, Helen Oyeyemi (What is Not Yours is Not Yours), and Hugo Award-winning author Kelly Link (Get In Trouble) come together for a night of readings from their work by actors including Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds). Both known for their innovative, playful, and ambitious storytelling, Oyeyemi and Link push and redefine the boundaries of reality.  Isaac Fitzgerald (BuzzFeed Books) will lead a short conversation with the authors.

There will be a book signing after the show.

A limited number of premium seats are available, with a $50 tax-deductible contribution per ticket to Symphony Space.

Reserve your ticket here.

April 19th-Diana Abu-Jaber presents Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family

 Truong, MoniqueAbu-Jaber, Diana

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton street
BrooklynNY 11217  

Time: 7:30 pm

The new memoir by prize-winning author Diana Abu-Jaber (Birds of Paradise, Crescent) describes a childhood caught between two powerful figures: her tough, independent sugar-fiend of a German grandmother, and her flamboyant, spice-obsessed Arab father, each with decided opinions on how a girl should live. Lavished with contradictory “advice” from both sides of her family, Diana spent years learning how to ignore others’ well-intentioned prescriptions. Highly praised by fellow authors including Kate Christensen, Heidi Durrow and Ruth Reichl, Life Without a Recipe is Diana’s hilarious and poignant celebration of escaping family and mking family on one’s own terms. Tonight at Greenlight, she talks about food, family and writing with Monique Truong, author of the novels The Book of Salt and Bitter in the Mouth.

April 19th-The Bridge Series: Contracts

The Center for Fiction  

17 E. 47th St

Time: 7:00 pm

Copyright, royalties, fees, recognition, editorial control: Are literary translators getting better contracts than they used to? What are the “best practices”? What influence do authors’ agents have on translators’ contracts? How can translators get help negotiating a contract? Translator Shelley Frisch, publisher Juliet Grames (Soho Press), and agent Jacqueline Ko (The Wylie Agency) join translator Alex Zucker for a discussion of literary translation contracts.

Shelley Frisch’s translations from the German include biographies of Nietzsche, Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Kafka, for which she was awarded a Modern Language Association Translation Prize and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize. Her latest, a dual biography of Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, was named a finalist for the NBCC Awards.

Juliet Grames is Associate Publisher at Soho Press, where she also acquires and edits literary fiction and the Soho Crime international crime fiction imprint.

Jacqueline Ko is an agent at the Wylie Agency, representing literary fiction and nonfiction, including work in translation. The Wylie Agency has offices in New York and London, and represents more than 900 clients internationally.

Alex Zucker, cochair of the PEN America Translation Committee, has three translations of Czech authors out in 2016: Tomáš Zmeškal’s Love Letter in Cuneiform (Margellos World Republic of Letters), Josef Jedlička’s Midway Upon the Journey of Our Life (Karolinum Press), and Magdaléna Platzová’s The Attempt (Bellevue Literary Press).

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April 19th- Ed2010 NYC Happy Hour with Delish Editors

Latitude, 2nd floor billiards room
783 8th Avenue between 47th & 48th

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

April showers bring…happy hours! Meet the awesome editors of Delish at our next happy hour and chat about the virtues of Ina Garten’s roast chicken vs. Chrissy Teigen’s and how to make stellar mimosa sangria. Plus, extended drink specials and some non-awkward networking—it exists, we promise.

No RSVP required.