Prof. Denning Named President of WNBA

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Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning, the Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach was named the national President of the Women’s National Book Association in June of this year. The WNBA was founded in 1917 and will be celebrating the organizations Centennial in 2017. 

It is a wonderful organization for anyone interested in books and networking all over the country.  If you are interested in joining the NYC Chapter, click here:

Student membership is only $20.00! Click the picture to read the most recent WNBA newsletter. 

RosettaBooks Internship

Production and Editorial Internship

The RosettaBooks Production, Design, and Editorial Department is looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient interns. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print book and ebook creation, project management, and quality assurance.

As a small and collaborative team, we give our interns considerable responsibility and tools for skills development, as well as insight into multiple facets of the industry. Applicants should be eager to learn!

Internship responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find manuscript errors
  • Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
  • Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
  • Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
  • Evaluating covers and interior designs
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines and maintain schedules
  • Researching, writing metadata, making TIP sheets, and other miscellaneous tasks

This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.

The position starts in September 2016.

If interested, please email Prof. Denning at

Publisher’s Weekly Internship

Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is looking for an intern to start in September and continue onto February. The positions are part-time, but if you love books and are considering a career in book or magazine publishing, Publishers Weekly’s Book Review department is the best place to learn about these rapidly changing industries.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with review editors
  • Write, fact-check, and edit reviews

Interns will also help staff our very busy bookroom, which receives hundreds of books a week. Your job will include

  • Unpacking books and trafficking them to editors and reviewers, and helping maintain a log of assignments
  • Doing liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)

You must:

  • Learn tasks quickly
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Follow through and meet tight deadlines

Students who are interested in this position, email Prof. Denning at The deadline is Aug. 19th.

The Literary Review Editors Event

tlr_eventWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016 AT 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore 
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012

The Literary Review hosts a reading and reception to celebrate TLR’s new issue. Featured guests include the magazine’s editors reading their work alongside contributors to Big Blue Whale, and will be presented by TLR World Literature Editor Jessie Vail Aufiery and TLR Associate Poetry Editor Heather D Lang.


Saturday, August 13th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Get ready for an afternoon of great picture book reads at our August Picture Book Bonanza! Don’t miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them right from their talented creators.

KELLY LIGHT for Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship
CALISTA BRILL for Little Wing Learns to Fl

event_dewittFriday August 12, 7:00PM

163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you’re looking to escape the smog and hot garbage of summer in the city, or just the (spiritual) smog and (emotional) hot garbage of adulthood, consider Annie DeWitt‘s debut novel your vicarious getaway. White Nights in Split Town City is set during those halcyon days of the early Nineties in a New England town so small the roads are dirt. With the stylized prose of an author who understands how one phrase can trigger an entire memory, DeWitt captures the uncertainty of those summer stretches between girlhood and teenagedom, when you’re suddenly old enough to know what you want but still too young to reach out and take it. Her heroine, Jean, is incredibly observant for a twelve-year-old, barely containing her own restlessness as she resolves to seduce the local bad boy and an elderly neighbor. Tonight DeWitt joins Sam Lipsyte (Home LandThe Ask) to discuss her daring and cautionary coming-of-age story.

Job Alert: Workman Publishing


Workman Publishing seeks a detail-oriented digital production associate. The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter with strong time-management skills and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. In this role you will work with the digital team to produce ebook files in-house, perform quality assurance, help to manage the ebook production schedule to ensure content from the relevant departments is received and updated in a timely manner, and work with files to alter design elements and tag as needed. You will ensure that our ebooks meet established standards and will work with the digital production manager to streamline our existing workflows.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and produce front and backlist digital book editions to industry standards
  • Consult on digital production workflow with editorial and managing editorial departments
  • Maintain excellent understanding of current ebook and digital technologies, with the ability to apply them to titles heavy with art (photographs and illustrations)
  • Ensure all aspects of quality assurance as well as debugging known issues

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field)
  • 2-3 years of experience in book publishing
  • Prior experience with ebook design and production or related application development experience
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficient knowledge of XML, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with managing an editorial calendar
  • Experience with digital asset management

Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun and educational children’s books as well as high-end gift books, fiction, gardening, and sustainable living. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative, staffed by people who love interesting books.

Interested students who want to learn how to apply for this position email Prof. Denning at

Course Spotlight: Electronic Publishing

PUB: 636- Electronic Publishing Course

Prof. Jodylynn Bachiman

This course is about creating a web presence and understanding the fundamentals of online media (a technical perspective). It is a hands-on course and students will learn how to create, manage and understand what the components of a website are and ultimately create a publishing website as a final project.

This year I am including more tutorials and hands-on experience with responsive design and the use of e-Commerce and creating a mobile app. The course is taught using Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software that is available in the publishing computer lab. Jerry DeMarco, Managing Editor of the, will be one of our guest speaker.

If you love the internet, eager to  learn Adobe Creative Cloud technology and how to create a professional website for a publisher or author –register now!

Official Course Description: 
This is a hands-on and lecture course utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud software. Students will gain hands-on experience and knowledge of Adobe publishing software available to students in the MS in Publishing midtown computer lab.

Students will learn about key functionality issues with developing an online presence via websites. There is an emphasis on the use of cloud and mobile computing to manage, edit and store files across all browsers and operating system platforms.

Students will also be taught how to create responsive websites and mobile applications (apps). We will discuss what is happening in the media industry and how the web is used as a platform for content. Proper cyber security measures are also discussed.

No technical experience is required for this course. Online tutorials are provided and used in the classroom for instructional purposes.

By the time the course is completed, students will be able to understand the technology used in creating websites, how they function and their effective use in publishing. One of the course requirement is that the student create your own publishing related website using a step-by-step approach taught during the classroom lectures and tutorials.

Guest lecturers in the field of publishing will also be incorporated in the curriculum.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Events

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming out this weekend! We gathered all the release parties and events happening in New York City celebrating this long awaited play. Check out the events below.


HP Release4.thumbnailStrand Bookstore 
July 30: 8:00PM July 31: 12:45AM
Have you been a Harry Potter fan since day one? Did you sink into a deep depression after you finished the epilogue of book 7? Then today is your day.

Join us at Strand to celebrate the MIDNIGHT RELEASE of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II, which–for those of you not on Pottermore–is the continuation of Harry’s story as a wizard and as a father after his kids have started at Hogwarts. Hop in line at 8pm on Saturday 7/30, and hang out with HP devotees while competing in trivia, winning prizes, and geeking out about our old friend Harry–costumes are encouraged! We’ll also have a state-of-the-art photobooth from OM Digital to commemorate this magical night, and treats to eat from Fat Witch.

At 10:30pm after the store closes, we will move the line inside.

When the clock strikes midnight and it’s Harry’s birthday, you’ll all receive your books! We will not accept any new members to the line after 12:45am on Sunday 7/31/16.

A few things to note: You must purchase your copy of the book before getting in line; you may do so by clicking the link below, or by placing your order at the store and holding on to your receipt (which will be your ticket to the event).  Your purchase only reserves your book, not your place in line. As such, the first people in line will be the first to receive the book. It’s going to be a blast!

Get in line outside Strand to get your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & IIThe line will start at 8PM. The book is $29.99. We recommend you purchase your book online in advance to reserve a copy.  Payment is required at the time of purchase from the website–please do not select “pay when you pick up,” as these orders will not be fulfilled.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Launch Party

OWfw4ydSHqXFrTHdQccuBooks of Wonder 
Saturday, July 30th, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Books of Wonder is proud to host a midnight launch party for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you’ve been to one of our previous midnight launches, you know you’ll be in for a night you’ll never forget!

What can you expect to see and find at our Midnight Launch Party?

1. Costumes!
Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Harry Potter character

– For every hardcover Harry Potter title purchased the night of the event (or pre-ordered for pick-up that night or shipping), you will receive:
1) a FREE set of 8 full color quality prints showing the covers of each of the 7 novels and the new play
2) a FREE full-color holographic Harry Potter bookmark
3) a FREE Harry Potter lightning bolt temporary tattoo
4) a FREE Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them decals
– Anyone purchasing TWO or more hardcover Harry Potter titles will also receive a FREE full-color Harry Potter mug, featuring images of Harry from the covers of book 1 and book 7.

3. Prizes!
Every customer who purchases a Harry Potter book the evening of the big event will also receive a ticket to draw a prize from the “Books of Wonder Sorting Hat.” Our Sorting Hat will be filled with tokens, each marked with a code that corresponds to a different prize. There will be many different prizes, such as sets of Harry Potter bookmarks, tattoos, buttons, key chains, mugs, posters and more. The Grand Prize is a first US printing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – SIGNED BY J.K. ROWLING & MARY GRANDPRE!

4. Entertainment!
– Magician Brandon K. Williams and his “Suit & Tie Magic” will be performing up-close magic.
Richard Torres will be on hand to stroll the crow performing his own brand of up-close magic.
Justin Wood Circus will be juggling balls, pins, blocks, spinning plates, as well as performing with Devil Sticks and Diabolo.
– Illusionist Allen He will perform close-up magic.
Kent Axell will perform astonishing feats of mind reading, influence, and magic.
Facepainter Brie will paint the faces of our young guests.

5. OWLS!
The Takapausha Museum & Preserve will be bringing 3 live owls — an Eagle Owl, a Grey Phase Owl, and a Barn Owl — to delight our guests. There will be handlers with the owls who will answer questions about these magnificent birds and you’ll be able to get right up close with them, but please note, owls are wild animals and cannot be touched or handled by event attendees.

The store will close at 6pm and reopen at 8pm for the midnight party. Starting at 8pm, customers can purchase their copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You will receive a voucher for any purchase made before midnight. At midnight, you will be able to exchange your voucher for your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. WE WILL NOT START HANDING OUT VOUCHERS UNTIL WE REOPEN AT 8PM. However, you can pre-order books in store that day.

We urge you to pre-order your books in advance of our event! By pre-ordering your books, you can skip the long line of those paying for their books that evening and just get your vouchers and packet, which will be waiting for you at the front desk.

Let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook.
**Event time subject to change

BK: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Midnight Release Party (co-presented by Villain and

HP BKThis event takes place at Villain LLC and is co-presented by

Calling all Brooklyn Harry Potter lovers. We are throwing a PARTY with our Williamsburg friends Villain LLC. Relive the Midnight Releases of your youth, but this time, WITH BOOZE!‪ ‎Butterbeer‬ and other HP themed drinks will be available for purchase.

The event is all-ages but we will be IDing at the door (under 21 attendees will not be served). Come join your fellow Harry Potter fans for a fun-filled evening as you eagerly await the next installment of Harry Potter. All tickets include 1 copy of the book to be handed out at the exact moment the clock strikes 12AM. Have a slice of Harry’s birthday cake, sip a few beverages and nibble on some sugary goodies.

Fine Print: All tickets are non-refundable. Each person must have a ticket to enter (exceptions for children under the age of 12, who can accompany an adult ticket holder. Each adult ticket holder can bring a maximum of one child under the age of 12).

Purchasing the book guarantees you entry to the Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on July 30th at Villain LLC (50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party

Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations)
Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00 PM

Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities!

Special Instructions:
Customers can also enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints Sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of 7 Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints, available exclusively at B&N. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules.

Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations)
Sunday July 31, 2016 9:00 AM

If you missed our midnight party, or if you read the book and now want to talk about it, join us all day for events and activities as we celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.