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Once you learn to be read, you will be forever free. – Frederick Douglass


Click to read Frederick Douglass autobiography.

Intern Wanted

The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency is looking for someone who is hard-working, conscientious, and detail-minded for an unpaid position, working at least 16 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. This minimum is negotiable but is preferred.


Additionally, while there is no guarantee of employment as a result of an internship with the agency, many of our interns have gone on to work in various areas of publishing.

This is a small office, and the intern would be trained in a number of areas, including but not limited to: use of a software program used by a variety of literary agencies and publishers, the nature of the submission process both domestically and internationally, along with other various projects, including book marketing, blog research, contract audits, and database maintenance. Our interns will gain a strong understanding of publishing and the inner workings of a well-established literary agency, with a strong track record both domestically and internationally.

This is not an internship that requires any reading at the office, but the interns are welcome to read submissions and manuscripts on their own time if they choose. Students that are interested in working at a literary agency, please send your cover letter and resume as soon as possible to Ariana Philips.

“VALIANT Seeks Enterprising Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Interns For Publishing InternshipCome see if YOU have what it takes to be a publishing intern for Valiant Comics – publisher of titles including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, Rai, and many more! As a Valiant intern you will assist the Valiant staff in the production and publishing of Valiant comic books right here at Valiant HQ! Among your many important responsibilities as a publishing intern in the thick of Valiant’s publishing division you will…

  • Learn EXACTLY what goes into creating a Valiant comic book
  • Assist in the marketing of our exciting comic book line
  • Perform social media tasks such as Twitter and Facebook and communicate with the Valiant’s vigilant fan base
  • Take part and assist in each step of the production of Valiant comic books
  • Assist in the production of comics alongside the Valiant editorial team
  • Prepare and process files for Valiant Entertainment’s stable of writers and artists
  • Receive and handle artwork and files from Valiant creators
  • Assist in the creation of and write copy for Valiant Comics
  • Assist the Publisher and Executive Editor with any and all office duties
  • Assist with spreadsheets and business and sales analysis

Valiant interns should be driven and hardworking with the ability to work both independently and in a creatively collaborative environment. All Valiant interns must have written confirmation that they will be receiving course credit from their college or university to be eligible for the Valiant Entertainment internship. All majors may apply, although proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop is a plus. All interns must be able to work at least two days a week out of Valiant’s New York City offices.

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com

If you are a Pace MS in Publishing student and interested in this position, please email Prof. Jdenning@pace.edu


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In honor of Thanksgiving Day,
here are a few quotes to inspire you to give thanks:

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey 

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”Aesop 

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” - Henry Van Dyke 

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” -Henri Frederic Amiel




City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.

What’s included?

  • An eight week placement with a leading company
  • Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events
  • Social events & weekend excursions
  • Local mentorship & 24/7 support
  • Optional accommodation package

Watch the 2015 summer programs in action across London, Los Angeles and New York:

City Internships has received a record number of applications to the Global Internship Program from incredibly bright students. As a result, applications for the 2016 spring programs will be closing soon. Students interested in the summer programs are encouraged to apply sooner, rather than later. Places on the summer programs are filling quickly and the application process may close earlier than anticipated as a result.

Students can apply via: http://city-internships.com/apply/



Happy 30th Anniversary to the MS in Publishing Program!

A reminiscence of Fall 1985: The First Semester of Classes in the Publishing Program:sherman raskin

September 1985 was a very special month for Pace University and Dyson College. We had just recruited 24 talented students for the Pace Publishing Program and they were all set to begin classes to prepare themselves for the world of publishing. It was the first program to make publishing more than an accidental profession. The courses were held at the Midtown Center which was then at 535 Fifth Ave.

Six courses were offered the first semester and taught by outstanding professionals and academics. Robert Carter, formerly Vice President of Marketing at Doubleday, served as Internship Director and taught Principles of Publishing; Berenice Hoffman, well respected literary agent, taught Subsidiary Rights and the Function of the Literary Agent; Allan Rabinowitz, President of Scribner Book Companies taught Financial Aspects in Publishing and Burton Leiser, Edward J. Mortola Distinguished Professor, taught Ethics in Publishing. Dr. Karla Jay, distinguished Professor of English, taught Advanced Communications.  

The first class of students consisted of mostly humanities majors who had a commitment to communication. Most were humanities majors who had a commitment to communication. All were interested in entering a business that cherished ideas and language. Barbara Egidi, Program Manager, assisted greatly in bringing in that first class and continues to assist in the recruitment process. Jonelle Carter who was then working in Graduate Admissions was also a major factor for our success in recruiting that first class. She is a graduate of the program and presently living and working in Denmark. 

Ivor Whitson Pace University Board of Trustee member and President of Centerlink Communications insisted on developing a digital component asserting that digital publishing will change the business. His insistence endured the program currency and assisted in moving us into the twenty first century and publishing today. 

In addition to teaching the finance course, Allan Rabinowitz helped gather a professional advisory board to keep the program current. Ed Fitzgerald, Director of the Literary Guild and Book the Month Club, Ed Lewis, CFO of Hearst Magazines; Frank Gatti, CFO of the New York Times, Robert Stern, Partner at Arthur Anderson, Ed Ruzinsky, Partner of Deloitte Touche; Larry Usdin CFO Ziff Davis; Joe Hanson, Publisher of Folio Magazine; Rochelle Evans, VP of Human Resources, Times Mirror Magazines; Maggie Nichols, Senior, Editor of Field and Stream Magazine were just a few prominent publishing professionals that assisted in moving the program.

Prof. Rabinowitz was also instrumental in introducing me to David Pecker, President and Publisher of American Media Inc. Mr. pecker and his wife Karen have been dedicated to publishing and publishing education developing the David Pecker Professorship and David Pecker scholarship. 

The Pace Publishing program is now thirty years old and has become internationally prestigious program. Graduates of the program come back to teach for us.

We are now at 551 Fifth Avenue, have 90 to 100 students enrolled in the program per year, offer courses online and in the classroom and have an alumni base that fully supports the Pace program and s totally dedicated to publishing education.

-Sherman Raskin

It has been 30 years since Professor Sherman Raskin founded the program in 1985. The publishing industry was more than slightly different back then. Today students are repeatedly reminded that the industry is in a state of change, but do we know how much it’s changed in the last 30 years?

Let’s go back in time:

1983: The era of desktop publishing began with the first inexpensive laser printers and computers

1994: For the first time in history, chain bookstores outsold independent stores, signaling what many fear to be the death of smaller booksellers at the hands of superstores


1995: Amazon went online as a bookstore selling physical books

1996: Traditional newspapers launched online versions for the Internet

1996: Jacobson and Comiskey patented E-Ink technology.

1997: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published in the U.K. It came to the U.S. in 1998 as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and becomes a blockbuster bestseller.   As of May 2015, the books in the series have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling book series in history.  (include cover images for books in the series)

1998: Google was founded and it vastly improved information retrieval in the Internet (include a good Google Doodle)

1999: Self-publishing took off after Blogger was founded. People began to write on free blogs online.

2004: Facebook was launched and social media was changed forever.

2005: YouTube went online and video sharing on the Internet became mainstream

2005-2006: The rise of news and information blogs.


2006: Twitter debuted and gave a new meaning to short form publishing while becoming a popular source for breaking news and information outside of traditional media.

2007: iPhone launched and mobile phones started to become an important medium for web consumption.


2007: Amazon released Kindle and soon E-Ink readers began to gain traction.

2010: Apple announced the iPad, the first commercially profitable tablet computer. EBooks became more popular that ever before.

2011: For the first time, eBooks out sold printed books at Amazon.

Sources: http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/timeline-a-brief-history-of-publishing/80154







Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change Event


On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew RevkinSenior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who each spoke about their environmental passions and the ways in which their art explains these passions to the world. The panel featured Marina Zurkow, Eve Andree Laramee, Amy King, Melanie Dupuis, and Irene O’Garden, all artists and writers with the strong wills of scientists. The science world needs more women like these five to speak fervently about environmental crises, and certainly there are. As Andrew Revkin joked, many have claimed the lack of women in science issue as a “Manthropocene,” cleverly playing off the word of “anthropocene,” the time period that began when human activities began to hugely impact the global environment. With women like those who spoke at this panel, we can rest assured that a “Manthropocene” is farther off.

The first half of the night consisted of each artist showcasing their favorite works and what these works meant to them. Marina ZurkowProfessor in the Interactive Technology Program (ITP) at NYU, led the panel with a taste of her own visual work. Through simple yet beautiful animations, Marina invites viewers to watch their own environmental impacts unfold.

To continue reading and to learn more about what happened at the event click here.

New York Wix Lounge: Free co-working and event space

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The Wix Community Lounge is a members only co-working space for active Wix.com users. Apply for the FREE 4-month program and enjoy a productive work day in a collaborative and creative environment Monday-Friday 9-5pm. The Lounge offers informative events, networking opportunities, and website growth. 

From design, business and social media workshops, to fundraisers, techie panels, product launches and fashion shows, the Wix Lounge offers a free community work & play hub.

Freelancers, artists and entrepreneurs – the Wix Lounge offers Wix users a place to work or a hot-spot to showcase and exhibit your art. The space covers 6,000 square feet and is located at 235 West 23rd Street on the 8th floor.

Click here to apply now for the free 4-month program or the 6-month membership program.

To learn more about the space click here.




Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This SummerIRD-logo-for-corp-site

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2016 teaching positions. They seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. They provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

In Order to Apply You Must:

  • Have graduated with a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline, with at least a 3.0 GPA, before the teaching term begins.
  • Have a reliable car.
  • Have a web cam in order to participate in video meetings.
  • Have no scheduling conflicts, or minimal scheduling conflicts throughout the training and teaching season. Please review the dates and teaching locations in your area.

Successful Teachers For the Institute:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure.
  • Are responsible and hard-working.
  • Have good communication and organization skills.
  • Are patient and supportive with students.
  • Are leaders in the classroom.

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. The classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

They begin accepting applications on December 1st. 


HarperCollins Internship

This flyer was distributed to students who visited HarperCollins Publishers last Wednesday.

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