The M.S. in Publishing Blog wants to keep students, faculty and alumni up to date with the latest publishing industry buzz. “In The News” is a new blog feature that rounds up interesting publishing articles to share with readers! This installment features two articles from The Huffington Post.
However disappointed female readers are by the article, “Female Editors-In-Chief Make $15,000 Less Than Male Counterparts: Folio Survey,” it’s important to arm yourself with this information as you enter the job world. We learn that female editors-in-chief make $15,000 less on average than their male counterparts, according to information from a Folio magazine annual survey. 513 editors were surveyed by Folio to discover that male editor-in-chiefs or editorial directors earned an average annual salary of $100,800, while women were paid $85,100. Shocked yet? The difference between male and female executive salaries was worse, $18,500. If you’re interested in learning more about salaries that were influenced by location and education, visit Folio.
An article that shines light on women in publishing is “When a Woman’s Word Is Gold: How Women Are Redefining the Publishing World,” by blog author Daleen Berry. As a female author and publisher, Berry writes, “If you’re a woman, this is your time.” She details her experience at last week’s Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. She hightlighted the festival’s theme of “Publishing Is a Button,” and the concepts of the digital revolution, ebooks, indie publishers, and the debate about agents or self-publishing that were evident in many workshops. The most important thing she learned was that “the publishing world is now listening to women.” Berry notes that female readers make up 80% of the reading population and this strong influence pushes certain trends and bestsellers, like the Fifty Shades of Grey craze. To learn what other festival attendees had to say, continue reading her post!
If you have found any interesting publishing articles that you would like to see in “In The News,” please email Diana Cavallo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-By Diana Cavallo