Link of the Week: Google is Publishing Unprintable Books

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Last week BuzzFeed published an article titled “Google is Publishing Unprintable Books.”

Google’s Creative Lab has been collaborating with a London-based book publisher to develop books intended for smartphones and tablets. The project is called Editions at Play and the company has already released two books in the Google Play store.

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To read the article and learn more click here.

Jobs of the Week: HarperCollins

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HarperCollinsPublishers is looking for a Coordinator in the Ad/promo department. The Ad/Promo department manages the design and print production of promotion, advertising and social media creative; digital catalogs for all Adult imprints; Corporate Communications projects; Sales and International Marketing materials; and oversees and creates materials for BEA, Comic Cons, and other conventions.

Responsibilities:
  •  Assists members of the department with researching giveaway ideas (ie tote bags, t-shirts, etc) and gathering production costs/schedules.
  •  Designs simple jobs such as stickers, signage, 3D book shots.
  •  Assists department head with trade and consumer show management, including setting up meetings, booking hotel rooms, attendee registration, working with vendors on booth layouts and design.
  •  Seasonal management of the Audio and Large Print digital catalogs, including proofreading and formatting copy.
  •  Oversees promotional inventory stored at the company’s mailing house.
Qualifications:
  • Must possess college degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1 year prior experience in publishing, advertising, or equivalent marketing-related field
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
  • Proofreading skills and an ability to multitask required

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.

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Sales Support Coordinator

HarperCollins Publishers are currently seeking a Sales Support Coordinator to provide support to the Adult Sales Division.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and run presentations during seasonal Launch and Sales Conference meetings, including gathering and organizing the presentation of any materials and troubleshooting basic technical issues
  • Plan and organize Sales meetings, including Launch and Sales Conference, by coordinating with various departments, the President and Director of Sales to create agendas, book rooms, plan for technical help, and order catering where necessary
  • Coordinate and distribute agendas, launch audios, reading notebooks, manuscripts, change memos and other key sales materials
  • Coordinate and track print galleys, organize and add to the department’s galley shelves
  • Coordinate regular mailings of key marketing materials to Sales
  • Coordinate with sales and marketing to reserve space, process contracts, and send materials for regional holiday catalogs.
  • Maintain internal Sales site, SalesConnect, by adding and removing reports, updating reports, and organizing and improving the site
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to respond to sales reps’ requests
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience required
  • Excellent organizational skills and very strong attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • A good working knowledge of basic computer troubleshooting
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Edelweiss helpful, but not necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, comfortable presenting before and communicating with coworkers from a variety of areas of the company

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Internship Alert! Marketing Intern

Intern WantedRosetta Books

Marketing Intern

Marketing Internship position provides an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in marketing. Strong preference will be given to applicants with a proven interest and experience with social media, writing, and editing. Applicants should be reliable, professional, and resourceful.

Length of internship: This is a paid, 20 hours per week position. The internship will last three months beginning as early as January and will run through the end of March

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting the digital marketing team in:

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

  • Social media management– LinkedIn & Slideshare
  • Writing/editing (marketing materials, press releases, web site content, etc.)
  • Assistance in the creation of power point presentations, proposals etc
  • Writing, editing, and generating ideas for blog posts
  • Planning and executing outreach to bloggers to coordinate with marketing campaigns
  • Editing and posting content on social media platforms

Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree. Preference to current post-grad enrollment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Knowledge and use of social media platforms especially Slideshare & LinkedIn. Be creative with an eye for design
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and work within deadlines
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams

Interested students should contact Professor Denning: jdenning@pace.edu

Events February 11th-17th

February 11th- Idra Novey: Ways to Disappear

Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Stree
New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

ways_to_disappearIf New Directions’ reissue of Clarice Lispector’s The Complete Stories left you wanting more mysterious Brazilian lady-writers, Idra Novey’s debut novel is here for you. Already a prolific poet-translator who has written for NPR’s All Things Considered, the New York TimesPoetry, and the Paris Review, Novey is garnering high praise for her first novel — a starred review from Publishers Weekly calls it a “fun Brazilian noir” and an “eloquent meditation on the art and anxiety of translation.” Ways to Disappear tells the story of a legendary Brazilian novelist, deep in gambling debt, who disappears, suitcase and cigar in hand — and the American translator who sets out from Pittsburgh to Rio to find her. Novey will here be in conversation with novelist Nell Freudenberger to discuss the book that Kirkus Reviewshas deemed a “tour de force.”

February 15th- William Shatner on Leonard Nimoy

Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 E. 17th St. 
New York, NY 10003

Time: 7:00 pm

0000000147762William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were the Lennon & McCartney, or possibly the Martin & Lewis, of science fiction. Their competitive natures brought out the best in each other on the original Star Trek, an alchemy never again achieved by what followed in the Seventies. But unlike those other famous pairs, Shatner and Nimoy were able not only to successfully reunite in later years and continue doing good work, but to forge a lasting friendship — try to watch the 2001 documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime, which is just them hanging out in Nimoy’s backyard and reminiscing, without getting a little teary. Following Nimoy’s death last year, Shatner has written Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man, which delves into the ups and downs of their decades-long relationship. He’ll be reading from the book tonight, and whether you’re a Trek fan or not, it’s a safe bet that there won’t be a dry eye in the house. 

 For more information click here.

February 16th-Book Launch: Why the Grateful Dead Matter by Michael Benson

February 16th- THE NARROW DOOR with Paul Lisicky, Fiona McCrae, and Meghan Daum

Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

Time: 7:00 pm

16_Narrow_DoorPaul Lisicky presents his new acclaimed memoir, The Narrow Door (Graywolf) with Fiona McCrae, publisher and director of Graywolf Press, and Meghan Daum (The Unspeakable).

In The Narrow Door, Paul Lisicky creates a compelling collage of scenes and images drawn from two long-term relationships, one with a woman novelist and the other with his ex-husband, a poet. The contours of these relationships shift constantly. Denise and Paul, stretched by the demands of their writing lives, drift apart, and Paul’s romance begins to falter. And the world around them is frail: environmental catastrophes like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, and local disturbances make an unsettling backdrop to the pressing concerns of Denise’s cancer diagnosis and Paul’s impending breakup. Lisicky’s compassionate heart and resilience seem all the stronger in the face of such searing losses. His survival—hard-won, unsentimental, authentic—proves that in turning toward loss, we embrace life.

February 17th- Clara Parkes’ Knitlandia

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

Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Knitlandia91904JF.thumbnailClara Parkes’ life in wool and yarn began when she left Silicon Valley to pursue a slower, more equanimitous life on the coast of Maine. Since then, she’s founded the Knitter’s Review and written several best-selling books and toured the country uniting circles and individual crafters. Now she’s dropping by the Strand to share the stories of her travels and the people she’s met in Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World. Cozy up for an evening dedicated to the joys of mending and weaving, with warm drinks courtesy of courtesy of Harney & Sons Fine Teas.

Buy a copy of Knitlandia or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.

 

 

 

Simon & Schuster Fall Internship Program

SimonSchusterThe Simon and Schuster Internship Program participants will have an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. Though interns work within specific departments, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of book publishing through speaker presentations, mentoring relationships, and networking opportunities.

Interns are placed within specific imprints or divisions on either the adult or children’s side of the business based on interest, experience, academic coursework, and the Simon and Schuster business needs. Past assignments have typically been within editorial, marketing, and publicity departments.

Interns will both shadow and work alongside publishing professionals. They will also attend meetings and events and participate in weekly lunch and learn programs designed specifically for the intern class.

Each year will have three 10 week programs to represent the Summer, Fall and Spring sessions. The summer session will be 35 hours a week and the Fall and Spring sessions will be a minimum of 16-20 hours a week to accommodate the interns’ academic schedules.

All the summer positions have been filled but they are taking applications for the fall. 

You can apply here

Reflect on Black History with the Quotes of the Week

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In Honor of Black History Month, here are some quotes by famous black authors, poets and philosophers.

“But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies.”

-Brown Girls Dreaming by  Jacqueline Woodson

 

“Storytelling, you know, hasa real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone
there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They’re taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don’t want to come over and just give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That’s what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That is why they heal you.”

Alice Walker, in an interview about her work in Common Boundary, 1990

 

1955536“A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.”

Gwendolyn Brooks

“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.”

Langston Hughes

Jobs & Internships from Career Services

jobs2Check out the new positions recently listed on Handshake. Please review the postings carefully as some require specific application instructions to apply on both Handshake and the company’s website. 

Students who have not previously utilized Career Services, they are advised to attend a “Getting Started” workshop. They can register for this by going on Handshake (joinhandshake.pace.com/login is the same as how they log in for the Pace portal), selecting the “Events” tab, and choosing a date and time that matches with their schedule. After that workshop, they can schedule a resume review. They will also need to attend an interview workshop. These basic requirements will ensure that students are adequately prepared to present themselves to a prospective employer.

Continue reading “Jobs & Internships from Career Services”

Susan Katz Mentorship Event!

 

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On Wednesday, March 2nd, Susan Katz (http://mspub.blogs.pace.edu/?s=susan+katz), former President of HarperCollins Children’s Books and the 2015/16 David Pecker Distinguished Professor, will be hosting a mentoring session open to all students and alumni from the MS in Publishing program.

In the session Ms. Katz will share some of her stories about crafting a successful publishing career and in particular discuss the importance of mentoring, as a key to success, in the publishing industry. While Ms. Katz’s has extensive experience in Children’s Books, students interested in any aspect of publishing are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from one of the most successful publishing professionals in the industry and we hope to see many of you on there!

Space is limited so please RSVP early. Come prepared with questions!

Pizza and Refreshments will be provided.

S&S Creates Black History Month Playlist

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Join Simon & Schuster in celebrating Black History Month. The company created a video playlist on their YouTube channel commemorating Black History. The ten video playlist features a story by Sharon Draper, quotes from Nelson Mandela, Misty Copeland’s ballerina story, Spike Lee’s advice to aspiring to filmmakers, and much more.

 

NYC Media Lab Event: THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON

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Founded in 2010, NYC Media Lab is dedicated to driving innovation and ultimately job growth in media and technology by facilitating collaboration between the City’s universities and its companies.

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City’s universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media.

THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON

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This event will explore the world of audio storytelling using the all-new Audible API. Developers and designers are invited to re-imagine the future of listening and innovation in audio media experiences.

WHERE: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave (at 20th Street), New York, NY 10010

WHEN:

Friday April 15, 6pm – 9pm

On Friday April 15, the hackathon will officially kick off with student developer + designer attendees from across NYC’s campuses. The students will form teams and commit to project ideas on Friday evening with the goal of working on their ideas all day on Saturday April 16.

Saturday April 16, 9:00 am – 9:00pm

On April 16, the hackathon will begin with breakfast, a pep talk and a technical “Getting Started with the Audible API” workshop. The teams will hack through the afternoon. The afternoon will also feature an optional “Working at Audible” session for hackathon participants. All hacking will end at 5:30pm which will lead to the project demos, the judging and then ultimately, the prize ceremony and closing reception.

PRIZES:
Prizes will be distributed to winning teams.
Grand prize = $5,000
First prize = $2,500
Second prize = $1,000
Third prize = $500

Sponsored by Audible and presented by NYC Media Lab

APPLY HERE