Taking a Small Break

Now that the semester is over, all of us here at the Pace MS in Publishing Program would like to wish everyone a good summer and good rest. The Pace MS in Publishing blog will be taking a brief break as well, but rest assured, we will up and running at the start of the Summer I semester on May 30th.

To students who are graduating this semester, congratulations and may your future in publishing be bright. For those of you returning for the Summer semester, rest up and good luck with classes.

Have a great summer everyone!

Lisa Sharkey on Changing Careers

Lisa Sharkey, Senior Vice President, Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins Publishers and The 2016-17 David J. Pecker Distinguished Visiting Professor shares with The Reset how she transitioned from working on television news to working on book publishing.

In the article titled, Looking for Substance, Sharkey explains that after a five year long conversation with Jane Friedman, then CEO of HarperCollins she decided to leave her job at Al Roker Productions, and Good Morning America Senior Producer before that, to pursue book publishing.

She says that she was looking for a job with “more substance and something more closely aligned with my values.” Sharkey is now celebrating ten years in book publishing.

Steve Schapiro presents The Fire Next Time

Monday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Join Steve Schapiro, Quincy Troupe and Steven W. Thrasher as they discuss James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, now available in a special illustrated edition from TASCHEN featuring photographs by Steve Schapiro.

First published in 1963, James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America’s so-called “Negro problem.” As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is considered one of the most passionate and influential explorations of 1960s race relations, weaving thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the “land of the free.”

Now, James Baldwin’s rich, raw, and ever relevant prose is reprinted in a letterpress edition with more than 100 photographs from Steve Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. The encounter thrust Schapiro into the thick of the movement, allowing for vital, often iconic, images both of civil rights leaders—including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith—and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March.

Admission is $20. Purchase your ticket online.

Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press

Monday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Central Library, Brooklyn Collection
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY11238

Readings from Justin Jamail, Thomas Devaney & Jiwon Choi

The first issue of Hanging Loose magazine was published in 1966. The name was inspired by the format — mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope — and that, in turn, was inspired by a very low budget. But the format was also meant to get across a point of view: that poetry is for now, not for the Ages. Hanging loose has published some 220 books and 107 issues — well over 10,000 pages of poetry, prose, and art — of Hanging Loose magazine.

Admission is free.

Claire Dederer & Ada Calhoun

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

What happens when a happily married mother of two suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through an erotic reawakening? Claire Dederer’s Love and Trouble: A Midlife Recokning finds her in just this predicament. Tracking between her present as a middle-aged mom in the grip of a unfamiliar hunger and her past as a teenager beset by hypersensitivity and longing, Dederer exposes herself and her life, capturing something universal about what is like to be a woman, a daughter, and a wife.

Claire will be joined in conversation by Ada Calhoun, bestselling author of St. Mark’s is Dead, whose brand-new essay collection delves into the contradictions of marriage and its attendant joys, defeats, and complications. Finding yourself bored with your partner, beset by desire for people you didn’t marry, and fed up with your spouse’s mistakes–it’s the stuff that doesn’t make it into many cliches about marriage. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, based on one of the most-shared stories from the New York Times‘ Modern Love series, Calhoun turns over the stones that these cliches are built out of and examines what’s underneath.

Admission is $15. Purchase your ticket online.

PLG Fiction Book Group

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm

Greenlight Bookstore
632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Led by Greenlight general manager Alexis, the fiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens discusses paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For May, the group discusses Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together, they endure the agony of foot-binding, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.

Admission is free. Purchase the book online for $14.45. Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.

15 Stellar Short Stories You Can Read Online This Month

Following April’s National Poetry Month’s celebration, readers can look forward to a Summer of beach reading. But, in between these two reading seasons is National Short Story Month, a form of writing dedicated to in the month of May.

The Huffington Post has compiled a list of 15 short stories that viewers can read online to kick off their summer reading lists. “These make for great lunch break reads,” as the writer, Maddie Crum, says.

Among the stories the made the list include:

The 37” by Mary Miller

Anthologized in Miller’s recent collection Always Happy Hour, this story follows a girl trying to get home to see her mother in Mississippi.

• “You Are Happy?” by Akhil Sharma

A boy observes his mother’s decent into alcoholism in Shamra’s story, which will appear in his collection out this summer.

• “A Hundred and Twenty Muscles” by Rachel Heng

In another great work of flash fiction, a young girl plays with her class pet ― a rabbit named Domino ― a little too violently.

Philadelphia, PA

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more–always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Join us and let’s make some awesome books together.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be an excellent writer
• Up-to-the-minute familiarity with new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines
• Ability to work independently

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects
• Staff front desk/reception area
• Expect to perform many clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth)

If you are interested in applying for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and please submit examples of your best work along with your cover letter and resume to hr@quirkbooks.com. Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form doesn’t matter. Just send your best writing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicity Assistant – Portfolio, Sentinel

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Genuine interest in publicity and book publishing, specifically nonfiction
• Interest in the media, news, and current events a plus
• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong follow-up skills
• Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
• A proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
• An understanding of social media as a marketing tool
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Responsibilities Include:

• Researching new media trends, handling media requests, and responding to a variety of calls from media, authors, and booksellers
• Writing press releases, pitch and galley letters, interview alerts, quote sheets, etc.
• Updating and maintaining media lists in publicity and marketing databases
• Pitching and scheduling author events and interviews, coordinating travel and hotel accommodations for touring authors, and creating detailed tour schedules
• Contributing ideas for marketing strategies and promotions
• Being a representative of the two imprints to in-house departments, media, authors, etc.
• Providing general administrative support by answering phones, taking messages and following up, facilitating books at author events, managing calendars, sending packages to the media, managing expenses, tracking press coverage clips, etc.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, S&S

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Minimum Requirements:

• 2-3 years book publicity experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with current media trends and developing promotional platforms, including conferences, social media, podcasts and newsletters
• Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented nature
• Proficiency with Publicity Assistant and Cision

Responsibilities Include:

• Pitching and securing national and regional media, including print, television, online and radio
• Arranging and assembling multi-city book tours and author appearances
• Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios and other promotional materials
• Creating targeted mailing lists
• Cultivating and maintaining media relationships

If you are interested in this position, please fill out an application online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Sales Assistant

Bonnier Publishing USA houses both children’s and adult publishing imprints. The flagship office, as well as the children’s imprints, are based out of New York City and include trade publisher Little Bee Books and the licensing/media tie-in imprint, Sizzle Press. The adult imprint, Weldon Owen, is a highly respected and veteran lifestyle publisher based out of San Francisco. Bonnier Publishing USA is a division of Bonnier Publishing in the United Kingdom, and is ultimately owned by global media group Bonnier AB.

Minimum Requirements:

• Book publishing industry experience a plus
• Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time, priorities, and resources
• Friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
• Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude
• Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision
• Team player with a “can do” attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Providing general office support for the Director of Sales
• Assembling sales material for appointments, as well as communicating with the editorial department when additional material or information is needed
• Communicating with warehouse and accounts on operational issues
• Creating PowerPoint presentations of key titles each season for use by the sales team
• Managing order processing with the warehouse, coordinating reserves, tracking shipments, and monitoring the progress of orders that require special handling
• Taking responsibility for gathering sales data from accounts and distributing data internally to the sales team
• Attending departmental meetings as needed
• Coordination and production of sales materials, as needed
• Assisting the Director of Sales and sales team with various ad hoc projects as needed

If you are interested in this position, Please apply with your CV detailing your salary expectations. They’d love to know more about you than just what’s on your CV, so feel free to send a letter, video or comic monologue whatever showcases your passion for the company and the work you’d be doing.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Assistant

Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal brands, is the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture. Their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. We are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.

Minimum Requirements:

• Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience in marketing and/or related communications experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritize
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creative thinker
• Highly organized
• Resourceful and proactive
• Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Google Docs
• Passion for music/entertainment/pop culture

Responsibilities Include:

• Monitor trends and produce research reports on competitors, brands, events, programs, artists, influencers, etc.
• Assist with preparation for client meetings and presentations
• Attend and contribute to internal meetings in connection with assigned projects, provide department head with timely feedback and follow-up regarding any action items
• Create and maintain relationships with cross-functional departments including sales, account management, design, finance, HR, accounts payable, travel, etc.
• Maintain billing process
• Day-to-day administrative support including but not limited to calendar management, travel arrangements, expenses, meeting and greeting clients, visitor system management, room reservations, etc.
• Assist the team with ongoing projects

If you interested in this position, apply online.

Book Expo America – How to Get the Most Out of the BEA

BookExpo America, the largest annual book trade fair in the United States will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City this year from May 31 to June 2. Major publishing houses will congregate to showcase emerging authors, new titles, and meet with other publishing professionals and colleagues. For students and incoming publishing professionals, BookExpo is an exciting event and provides an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most influential publishers and to gain significant insight into the publishing industry.

Along with faculty, Pace MS in Publishing students will be attending the BookExpo again this year, trading off passes, supplied by the program, throughout the three-day event.

Program Director, Sherman Raskin says:

“I am delighted that Pace University publishing students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Expo this Spring. They will meet publishing professionals, authors and have opportunities to network. The BEA is in NYC this year and New York is the heart of the publishing industry.”

Prof. Michelle Richter  also shares her experience and provides some tips and advice on how to achieve the most rewarding BookExpo experience:

The first time I went to BookExpo, I was exactly where you find yourselves now: a grad student in the publishing program, wildly enthusiastic about books and the industry and the city. And broke. But somehow I managed to scrounge up enough for a ticket.

The Benefits of Going to BookExpo

Of course the first thing that comes to mind is free loot: ARCs, finished books, tote bags, swag. But there’s much more than that. I can’t stress enough the value of the panels. You can learn so much about the industry. Go to the keynote speech if you can. Try to attend at least one of the Buzz panels.

BookExpo in 2015 at the Javits Center

There’s one for adult, one for young adult, and one for middle grade. 5 or 6 editors talk about books they’ve acquired that are getting a lot of buzz, and everyone who attends the panel can get the ARCs afterward. But there are also panels with the authors of the Buzz books. And breakfasts and teas or lunches (the meals require separate tickets) where you can listen to major authors. And panels that talk about industry trends, technological innovations, promotion, social media, and so much more.

Author signings  are everywhere, some in publisher booths, some in an autograph area in the back. Some are ticketed, some are first come, first serve. Some will have huge lines. Some will have lonely authors waiting. If an author offers to sign their book for you, say “yes, thank you”. If you discard it later, do it out of their sight. You don’t have to have it personalized. If there’s a book you’re dying to get and have signed, line up early. Not all books in a booth are free for the taking. Some publishers only have display copies or books for sale.

  • Tip 1: Check the schedule of signings and panels ahead of time, and have a tentative schedule so you don’t miss the things that are really important to you.
  • Tip 2: Though the lure of free books may intoxicate you, remember you have to carry all of them so be discerning. But if you go hog wild, there’s a post office between the Javits and the A train–you can mail books to yourself.
  • Tip 3: Bring your own tote bag, one that won’t dig into your shoulder. Just in case free ones are hard to find or subpar.

Prof. Jane Denning says:

“I love the BEA! It is such a wonderful opportunity to really get a sense of the size and power of the publishing industry and, it is a great place to network. I also really love getting to meet authors and have them sign their books. My advice is to go with an open mind and soak it all in. Learn about publishers you have not heard about before, talk to people about their work and bring a few copies of your resume to give to people who might help you get a job.” 

Networking

Be pleasant to anyone working in a booth. Don’t be too grabby getting free stuff. Check out people’s badges to see where they work or who they are but keep in mind that some people share a badge and may be incognito.

These people may someday be your colleagues. They’re often from the marketing department, but could also be sales, sub rights, publicists, editors, even authors. They may be taking meetings with foreign publishers or booksellers or librarians or agents. Most people are dressed professionally, as they would in the office.

Every time I go to BookExpo, it’s like a giant reunion. I see editors, publicists, marketing managers I used to work with, agents I know, authors, foreign publishers, and people I’ve only met on Twitter until I run into them on the floor at BookExpo. “Wait, have we ever met in person before?”

  • Tip 4: Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. It’s often freezing in the Javits center and the floors are cement. I think you can’t go wrong with a dress and a cardigan if that’s your style, ladies. Gentlemen, I would suggest you dress business casual (not in jeans).
  • Tip 5: Bring a water bottle so you don’t have to buy overpriced drinks. You may want to bring snacks.

The Overall Experience

It’s overwhelming, exhausting, exhilarating. I love it still. Some people get jaded by it, but I hope I never do. Try to walk the entire expo. Visit the remainder houses’ booths, the foreign publishers, the packagers, the Big 5s and all the indies. This is your best opportunity to see the wide range of people who participate in the industry, to randomly encounter a rock star author (I once walked by Margaret Atwood and managed not to lose it), to see something like a book being printed in an Espresso Book Machine, to meet awesome librarians and booksellers, and to listen to some terrific speakers.

Press Fest!

Friday, May 5 at 4 – 8 pm

NYU’s King Juan Carlos of Spain Center
53 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012

Buy books. Party with publishers. Celebrate independent and international literature. Join CLMP and over 55 small publishers for a big small press block party during the PEN World Voices Festival. Publishers, editors and writers will converge on the Washington Square Mews to celebrate independent and international literature. Books and literary magazines will be on sale; participants can also enjoy author signings, live performances, opportunities to write, and literary readings. Lit Crawl NYC kicks off in and around the Washington Square Mews starting at 6PM. 

Admission is free and open to the public.

Special Exhibition Opening with Howl Magazine

Friday, May 5 at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wix Lounge
235 W 23rd St, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Join the Wix Lounge for our newest exhibition co curated with Howl Magazine PLUS a special Blank Label Records music showcase. This mixed media group show showcases the inspiration and life force behind the art making process of some of today’s top artists.

Admission is free. RSVP here.

Spring into Stories: Children’s Author and Illustrator Festival

Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Meet an all-star line-up of local children’s book authors and illustrators! Enjoy hands-on art, lively presentations, and a book sale and signing. Get a free Children’s Book Week Poster, while supplies last! Spring Into Stories is presented in celebration of Children’s Book Week, sponsored by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council.

Admission is free.

Amarillo, TX

Seeking Full-Time Sales Representative

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Minimum Requirements:

• Proven sales experience with strong background in trade publishing, with at least 3 years experience
• Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented
• Effective communication skills (oral & written), good judgment, and excellent interpersonal skills in all aspects of business
• Comfortable with regular car/air travel
• Strong proficiency in general Computer skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Word & Excel. Experience with databases
• Ability to work and communicate with clients and successfully manage client relationships
• Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed.
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
• Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate
• Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit

Responsibilities Include:

• Sell frontlist, backlist, promotions and more to (primarily) independent bookstore accounts, small jobber accounts and some specialty accounts
• Manage relationships with established accounts, and develop new accounts
• Generate regular feedback on titles, promotions, and sales
• Maintain current and accurate client profiles, including purchase history, using databases
• Respond to inquiries from both publisher and account contacts
• Maintain co-op programs and ensure management of the Marketing Plan

If you are interested in this position, please apply through their website.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Website & Social Media Digital Designer – Random House Children’s Books, Teen Category

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3-5 years of digital/social media design experience
• Expert level skills utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office programs
• Passionate about the digital space and always keeping on industry trends
• Excellent creative thinking, graphic design, and typography skills
• An eye for detail and an integrated brand aesthetic
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and also independently
• Ability to work in a wide range of styles and experience with a variety of graphic design techniques
• Initiative and willingness to take on new challenges and learn new skills
• Ability to multi-task various assignments, prioritize workload, and take responsibility for deadlines
• BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job
• Must have a strong web/digital portfolio to present upon interview

Responsibilities Include:

• Develop ideas that are strategic, innovative, and provide an optimal user experience
• Translate marketing and business objectives into digital designs that are compelling
• Design and create assets for social media platforms including static and animated graphics, headers, badges, etc.
• Design web-based marketing materials such as infographics, blog posts, web banners, etc.
• Create and manage brand style guide and act as an ambassador within the company for the brand guidelines
• Maintain a solid knowledge of competitive market and stay current on design trends
• Produce, edit, alter, and deliver designs on time and to specification
• Assist team in the development of content and brand ideas
• Partner with freelancers, copywriters, and developers on projects as needed
• Contribute strategically to the long-term vision of the company’s digital work

If you are in interested in this position, please apply online.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Designer

Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Henry Holt & Company; W. H. Freeman and Worth Publishers; Bedford/St. Martin’s; Picador; Roaring Brook Press; St. Martin’s Press; Tor Books; Hayden McNeil; Macmillan Children’s Group; Flatiron Books; Macmillan Audio; and Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group.

Minimum Requirements:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines
• Willingness to read (a lot) and contribute to the flow of ideas
• Healthy curiosity about innovations in our field and in related fields
• Knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Minimum of 3 years book experience.
• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required

Responsibilities Include:

• Design picture book and non-fiction interiors and jackets
• Work closely with creative director and editors
• Organization of their work for the accessibility of other departments
• Participation in production meetings, jacket meetings, and larger group creative discussions
• Preparation of files for the printer, and approval of all manner of proofs
related to their titles

If you are interested in applying, please follow this link.

Philosophy in the Library: How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy, 1300-1700

Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Christia Mercer explores ideas drawn from medieval Europes most innovative women and shows how their views about self-knowledge, cognition, and truth laid the groundwork for early modern philosophy.

Admission is free. Get your tickets here.

Ron Amato: The Box

Monday, May 1 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Ron Amato is a full time Associate Professor of Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he has been for the last 12 years, 6 of which as the Chairperson of the Photography Department. He has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally and has been published in a number of anthologies. Amato’s recent work centers around issues of aging in the gay community, diverse images of male beauty, idealized body manipulation, image and social media and embracing same sex attraction.

The Box signing event will consist of a conversation between Amato and the author of the book’s foreword, Hunter O’Hanian, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at College Art Association (CAA) and the former Director of The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

Admission is free. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook. if you would like to reserve a copy of The Box, find the link here.

Gender & Power in Russian Literature

Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

It’s Russian Literature Week (RLW)! This event series will take place May 1-6 in literary venues across New York City and online at www.readrussia.org. RLW is a series of panels, screenings, and in-person conversations featuring some of Russia’s most acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and several of the world’s leading Russian literature scholars and literary critics.

Admission is free.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing/USA is the North American division of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group. The company, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, specializes in the publication of advanced textbooks in education, media & communication, and Black studies for classroom use, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.

All books published by the New York office are peer-reviewed scholarly texts marketed to libraries worldwide through book reviews, new book bulletins, and conference displays. The New York office also promotes its textbook list to professors for classroom adoptions using email, direct mail, and a variety of other promotional tools. We produce a multidisciplinary catalog twice a year featuring the latest education, media & communication, and Black studies books for classroom use. Our books are available through Peter Lang and most major library wholesalers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Exceptional communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and Windows OS
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work both independently and in a small team environment
• Keen attention to detail, including proofreading skills
• Punctual, reliable, resourceful, and proactive
• Previous experience with academic publishing preferred
• Experience with Klopotek
• Love of books
• Delightful personality

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage editorial processes, including peer review for new proposals
• Prepare final manuscripts for handover to production, ensuring accepted projects comply with editorial, production, and legal requirements
• Process manuscripts with Library of Congress, Copyright Office, and CIP
• Monitor and update internal databases and maintain internal files
• Liaise with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production, design, and editorial
• Process and archive documents, including legal agreements
• Perform market research as directed by acquiring editor
• Provide general administrative assistance

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Sarah Bode at sarah.bode@plang.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Literary Agency Summer Intern

Inkwell Management was formed in 2004 through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates, Inc., Carlisle & Company and Witherspoon Associates. The partnership has a combined 65 years of experience representing best-selling authors worldwide. InkWell works closely with its clients and their publishers to develop effective promotional campaigns, garnering maximum attention and respect within the industry and with the reading public. InkWell is active in intellectual property licensing, brand name development, and building strong alliances with television networks, movie studios, independent producers, and marketing and advertising companies.

Minimum Requirements:

• Should be articulate with a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist with the reading and evaluation of queries and manuscripts
• Help with general administrative tasks which are designed to better understand the workings of a literary agency

The internship is unpaid. Please email cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: hiring@inkwellmanagement.com. Type in subject line: Summer 2017 Internship. No phone calls.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Production Associate

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

Minimum Requirements:

• College degree
• 1-2 years experience in manufacturing
• Highly organized, detail oriented, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize
• Thorough, accurate, and articulate verbal and written communication skills
• Can collaborate well with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders
• Not intimidated by technological advances and new systems. Can utilize technology where appropriate to improve workflow
• Elementary color assessment skills with the ability to provide basic instruction and color correction directives
• Proficiency in Excel, basic math, calculating, analyzing and organizing data
• Comfortable in both PC and Mac platforms. Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus
• Experience with Digital Asset Management systems
• Seeks continuous improvement and innovative solutions
• Maintains grace under pressure in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

Responsibilities Include:

• Effectively and efficiently coordinates all phases of book production and manufacturing from composition, prepress, printing and binding through final delivery
• Work closely with all vendors to manager supplier performance and ensure schedule, quality and budget requirements are met
• Monitors production schedules through coordination with outside vendors as well as all relevant in-house departments to ensure on-time delivery
• Traffics and color correct proofs and attend press checks, if necessary, with supervision
• Prepare and update budgets and cost estimates both seasonally and on a title-by-title basis
• Creates ebooks (in varying formats) in-house and through vendors as needed
• Attends and participates in regular production meetings
• Analyzes production specifications in order to propose cost-saving measures
• Communicates alternative specifications to editorial and design departments
• Works under minimal supervision, keeping Manager and imprint informed of any service disruption or vendor quality issues
• Communicates such issues to the vendor in collaboration with Manager
• Prepares cost estimates, purchase orders and shipping instructions from HBG’s title management system
• Maintains accurate specification and scheduling information in company databases
• Performs other duties as assigned

If you are interested in this position, apply through the website.

New York, NY

Seeking Part-Time Digital Production Intern

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; news and comedy; exclusive talk and entertainment; and a wide variety of Latin commercial-free music, sports, and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

Minimum Requirements:

• You must be 18 years of age or older.
• Student must be enrolled in a U.S. based college, university or trade school

Responsibilities Include:

• Serve as the primary coordinator and communicator for several digital projects
• Collaborate with multiple project teams across marketing, creative and IT teams
• The focus of this role is to research, identify and execute solutions to improve our website experiences to acquire and engage our customers
• Projects will include exercises in reviewing the interpreting data, competitor analysis, presenting findings to digital business, including digital analytics, acquisition marketing (SEO, social), optimizing customer experiences and conversions and content publishing.

If you are interested in applying, click here and find the link to apply.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Literary Agency Assistant

Established in 1928, McIntosh & Otis (M&O), Inc. is a full-service literary agency located in New York. M&O represents a broad range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers, literary icons, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. In addition to representing the subsidiary rights for its own clients, M&O also represents the sale of subsidiary rights for Louisiana State University Press. M&O is committed to working with writers to develop their careers. Our agents are able to provide detailed and substantive guidance to our clients throughout the publication process.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants should have a B.A.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner
• Knowledge of rights or contracts and strong editorial skills are desirable
• Previous office experience is required, with a minimum of 1 year
• Experience in publishing handling similar tasks strongly preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Providing readers’ reports and synopses
• Managing submissions and correspondence
• General administrative duties

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to info@mcintoshandotis.com attn: Alecia Douglas.