National Poetry Month: Celebrating June Jordan

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn Public Library, will celebrate the life and works of June Jordan.

Poet, playwright, and essayist Jordan (1936–2002) was one of the most widely published and highly acclaimed African-American writers of her generation. During her career, she produced 27 volumes of poems, essays, libretti, and work for children, June Jordan was also known for her fierce commitment to human rights and progressive political agenda. Jordan engaged the fundamental struggles of her era: over civil rights, women’s rights, and sexual freedom. A prolific writer across genres, Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal, lived experience—her poetry is often deeply autobiographical; Jordan’s work can also be overtly political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the world’s marginalized and oppressed. Her volumes include Some Changes (1971), Living Room (1985), and Kissing God Goodbye: Poems 1991-1997 (1997) Biography excerpted from Poetry Foundation.

Admission is free. Please be sure to RSVP.

TNR Editor Talks & Book Signing: Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop

Monday, April 24 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

Join New Republic editor ERIC BATES and MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, author, Georgetown professor and New Republic contributing editor, in conversation about Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America—Dyson’s urgent, heartfelt, and eloquent new book on race relations in the United States. Read Dyson’s excerpt for the New Republic here: Tears We Cannot Stop.

Admission is free. $5 for a special subscription to The New Republic. Please be sure to RSVP.

Building a Mystery: Four Writers on Crafting Crime Fiction

Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

What does it take to plan a murder? Four crime fiction novelists talk about writing stories that kill. It’s Edgars (TM) Awards week in New York, which means the nation’s mystery writers have come to town to celebrate the genre. In this conversation, four crime novelists will discuss the dark alleys of writing and publishing, and what it really takes to live a life of crime. Featured writers include: Reed Farrel Coleman, Julia Dahl, Lori Rader-Day, and Alex Segura.

Admission is $15. Purchase your ticket online.

Passerbuys x Chandelier Creative Present: Paper vs. Pixels

Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Passerbuys Lounge at Canal Street Market
265 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013

In a climate where print sales are going down and our lives increasingly revolve around stories we read online, publishers are faced with the challenge of grabbing our attention and standing out amongst a constantly expanding landscape of new (and often free) media. As publications seek solutions to this problem from a design perspective, they weigh the options for how to best reach their target audience. Are apps the way forward? Do readers desire more visual content? How can we translate content intended for print into something optimized for consuming on mobile devices?

The panel discussion will explore consumer reading habits and publishing’s use of technology and design in the Internet era with speakers Renda Morton, Executive Director of Product Design at The New York Times, Omar Sosa, Founder & Art Director of Apartamento Magazine, Thessaly La Force, Editor-in-Chief at Garage Magazine and will be moderated by Jorge Balarezo. “Paper vs. Pixels” is part of Truth-tellers & Troublemakers’ salon in collaboration with Passerbuys.

Admission is free. Please be sure to RSVP.

Internships of the Week

New York, NY

Offering Literary Agency Internships.

William Clark is a native of Virginia and was educated in the United States, France, and England. Moving to New York in 1992, he worked at several agencies, including Virginia Barber Literary Agency and William Morris Agency, before founding the agency in 1997.

He is a Conservator member of the Young Lions Program at the New York Public Library, PEN American Center, a sponsor of The Moth, and a member of The Author’s Guild and Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants who can demonstrate a motivating passion for literature and the world of books
• Experience in critical reading, writing, copy-editing or developmental editing are preferred
Basic research and organizational skills are required
The ideal intern possesses both a keen appreciation for quality non-fiction and fiction, and a sense for the commercial potential of material.

Responsibilities Include:

• Interns report directly to Mr. Clark on a flexible schedule for a minimum of 10 hours per week
• Develop an eye for literary merit as well as commercial viability
• G
ain valuable experience and exposure in the international publishing community
• Preparation of detailed readers reports for discussion
• Aid in development of book projects
• Minimal clerical work.

Internships are unpaid, though college credit is possible. Interested individuals in their junior year of college or later should apply in the month preceding the internship period by email to intern@wmclark.com with the subject line: “Intern Application.” The email should include: the reasons why the applicant is interested in working in a literary agency; the last five works of non-fiction and fiction read; and a resume in the body of the email (no attachments are accepted).

New York, NY

Offering Editorial Internship

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. Our Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.

Minimum Requirements:

• Applicant must be preferably enrolled in a degreed program with at least one year of schooling completed
• Excellent communication and research skills, as well as an ability to work towards a deadline
• Candidate should be highly organized, attentive to detail, and capable of juggling multiple assignments at once.
• Some understanding of project management (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP) is preferred, but not required
• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel
• Ability to commute to our New York City office for the duration of the position

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist the digital publishing manager in maintaining the throughput of content to three online products (Oxford Medicine Online, Oxford Clinical Psychology, and AMA Manual of Style)
• Support the larger editorial digital development team in necessary tasks, including Quality Assurance of content
• Shadow other roles, including XML content specialists
• Attend our product team meetings and gain exposure to basic project management techniques
• Support “print side” editors in verifying content for online publication

Please submit a resume and cover letter to their online career site.

New York, NY

Offering a Publicity Internship

American Management Association is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and virtual seminars, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

Minimum Requirements:

• BA/BS required
• Demonstrated interest in publishing required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for details
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, creative writing ability
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work independently in a busy environment, and also work as a team member on projects

Responsibilities Include:

• Proof publicity press material and coordinate printing of publicity material.
• Send out review requests and bound galleys.
• Coordinate review copy and seasonal catalog mailing to our distribution center in SLK.
• Provide assistance in updating and maintaining publicity database
• Conduct publicity research for select books using outside database (Cision) and author questionnaire.
• Maintain NetGalley which includes: upload ePub file; share widget with marketing, editorial, and author; approve requests; and archive old titles.
• Post reviews, press kit, book awards, and webcasts and podcasts to PIM.
• Assist publicity director on lead books and other select titles.
• Handle call for information from PW, Library Journal, Choice.
• Post entries to AMACOM Books Blog using WordPress.
• Assist Publicity Director with social media.
• Other related duties.

AMACOM, American Management Association’s Publishing Division (www.amacombooks.org) is looking for an intern in the publicity department assisting the publicity director. if you would like apply, please Please apply on our website under AMA Careers.

New York, NY

Offering Marketing Internship

Films Press is a media and entertainment company. Using a combination of original content creation, high quality production, and impactful distribution channels, Fabled Film properties connect across generations of parents and their children.

The team has experience with early stage startups as well as running large, growth oriented businesses.  Expertise in writing, illustration and visual design; filmmaking, digital animation and app creation as well as brand building, sales strategy, digital marketing, publishing and licensed products.

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to multitask and juggle multiple projects
• Strong research skills
• Familiarity with social media platforms
• Previous experience with publishing and content marketing is appreciated, but not required.
• Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in children’s books, films and toys.
• Ideal candidates should be familiar with various social media platforms (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads).

Responsibilities Include:

• Interns will work closely with the in-house marketing director to execute marketing plans for The Nocturnals, a new middle grade childrens brand with books, animated shorts and online activities
• Interns will be expected to write original content for our website and social media and write pitch letters
• Generate marketing materials (social posts, blog posts, flyers, digital banners) and follow up on select pitches to bloggers
• Draw up social media campaigns optimized for multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and perform research to update database marketing contacts for booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers and the media on MailChimp
• Assist the marketing director with other day-to-day tasks
• The intern will also be expected to execute daily mailings of books and other materials as well as drop off packages at the post office.

Fabled Films Press can make arrangements for course credit where possible; Internship is unpaid. Please send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in their internship program to info@fabledfilms.com. Please include on your resume any appropriate social media accounts that can be taken into consideration (i.e., usernames for Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads etc.). when applying, please indicate which specific weekdays you can commit to working from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (minimum 3 days per week). Unfortunately, Fabled Films Press is unable to provide any assistance regarding housing.

Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10003

Maureen McLane is the author of four books of poetry, most recently “Mz N: the serial: a poem-in-episodes,” as well as “This Blue”  and “My Poets,” a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

Admission is free.

Friday, April 14th at 5:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10003

Clayton Eshleman is the author of numerous books of poetry, including “Reciprocal Distillations,” “Archaic Design,” and “An Alchemist with One Eye on Fire.” His translations of César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Aimé Césaire, Antonin Artaud, Michel Deguy, Bernard Bador, and Arthur Rimbaud have earned him numerous awards, including the National Book Award for his translation, with José Rubia Barcia, of César Vallejo’s “The Complete Posthumous Poetry” (1979). Christian Campbell is a poet, essayist and cultural critic and the author of Running the Dusk.

Admission is free.

An Evening with Omnidawn Publishing

Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 2001 out of the belief that lively, culturally pertinent, and emotionally and intellectually engaging literature can be of great value, Omidawn Publishing has gone on to publish critically acclaimed and award-winning titles. Greenlight hosts an evening with the authors of Omnidawn, followed by a wine reception. Daniel Poppick is the winner of the 2012 BOMB Biennial Poetry Prize, and his work has been praised as capturing “a consciousness hived by the augmented realities of contemporary life,” (Cathy Park Hong); he reads from his newly published debut poetry collection The Police. Margaret Ross reads from her poetry collection A Timeshare, which was selected as one of Lit Hub’s 30 Must-Read Poetry Debuts from 2015. Wine reception to follow.

Admission is free. Feel free to purchase a copy of The Police, A Timeshare, and The Orchard Green and Every Color for $17.95 each.

You Are a Bad Ass At Making Money

Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass, join Strand for the launch of this life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of.

Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account, subsisting solely on Taco Bell, to one who travels the world and stays in five-star luxury hotels, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size aha concepts to unlock earning potential and get real results.

After the conversation, Jen will take questions from the audience and sign books. She will also sign You Are a Bad Ass (either purchased from Strand at the event or brought from home).

Admission is $15. Admission plus a signed copy is $25. Pay for admission here.

The Writer’s Wallet

Wednesday April 19 at 7:00 pm

The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017

Last but by no means least in the Emerging Writers series is a subject of vital importance—managing finances. Offering crucial advice will be Jennifer Baker (Minorities in Publishing, We Need Diverse Books,) financial therapist Amanda Clayman (Financial Wellness Program,) and 2015 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill (The Hopeful). Moderated by the National Book Foundation’s Benjamin Samuel.

This event is presented in partnership with The Authors Guild and Electric Literature.

Admission is free. Please RSVP directly from the event site.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing Associate, Harmony Books

Harmony Books is dedicated to inspiring and helping readers to achieve personal transformation and well-being in all facets of their lives. Publishing books that offer unique approaches to health and wellness, lifestyle, diet, self-improvement, relationships, parenting and spirituality, Harmony guides readers to become their best selves both inside and out. Bestselling books and authors include Thrive by Arianna Huffington, The Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy, The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss, and titles by Deepak Chopra, Michelle Phan, Suzanne Somers, Gretchen Rubin, Daniel Amen, MD, and the Dalai Lama.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree
• 1-2 years minimum book publishing or appropriate category experience
• Basic understanding of key marketing concepts and tools including email, social media marketing, search, as well as traditional book marketing
• Interest in health and wellness a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop

Responsibilities Include:

• Helping to create title-specific marketing campaigns for upcoming publications as well as titles currently in the marketplace.
• Assist in executing marketing campaigns, including online initiatives, outreach to social networking venues, and consumers.
• Work closely with editorial and publicity on vertical content initiatives and social media outreach for specific categories.
• Cultivate relationships with branding partners in appropriate categories.

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

Berkeley, CA

Seeking Full-Time Publishing Coordinator

Counterpoint was created in 2007 through the acquisition of three notable independent presses: Counterpoint, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Soft Skull Press. In 2016, Counterpoint merged with Catapult. Author-driven, we devote all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast—fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint’s main office is in Berkeley, California. Catapult and Soft Skull are primarily based in NYC. We are a creative company, and growing fast. All books are distributed by Publishers Group West.

Minimum Requirement:

• Be passionate about publishing good books
• Demonstrate excellent administrative, technical, and computer skills
• Be experienced in Microsoft Excel and Google Docs
• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
• Be action and results-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time-management skills
• Demonstrate an ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
• Possess strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Work well independently and as a member of various teams, with an open-mindedness towards collaborating remotely and leveraging technology to work with teams in different locations
• Be genuinely enthusiastic about working for a fast-paced, innovative independent book publisher
• Bookkeeping/Accounting experience is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Previous employment history should demonstrate an ability to work with financial reports, budgets, business office issues, inventory, and in customer service.
• Publishing industry or bookselling experience a big plus.

Responsibilities Include:

• Maintain and review external sales. Monitor, analyze and summarize various market sales reports.
• Communicate between editorial, the publisher and associate publisher, publicity, and accounting.
• Facilitate contracts and manage advances due to authors.
• Data entry, analysis, and reporting relating to new and existing contracts.
• Maintain a database of contracts and rights.
• Assist rights manager in tracking and managing subrights.
• Manage inventory, recommend and coordinate print and reprint runs according to forecasted market demand.
• Assist Publisher and Business Manager as needed.
• Travel 4-6x per year to our NYC office

If you are interested in applying, please contact Andy Hunter at dev@blackballoonpublishing.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Publicist, Basic Books

Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs. Basic Books also publishes new works in African and African-American studies under the Basic Civitas imprint.  Basic’s list of influential authors includes Isaac Asimov, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William F. Buckley, Stephen Carter, Iris Chang, Dinesh D’Souza, Richard Dawkins, Hernando de Soto, Jared Diamond, Michael Eric Dyson, Niall Ferguson, Richard Feynman, Richard Florida, Sigmund Freud, Howard Gardner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Hofstadter, Leszek Kolakowski, Lawrence Lessig, Claude Levi-Strauss, Nelson Mandela, Alice Miller, Walter Mosley, James T. Patterson, Steven Pinker, Samantha Power, Diane Ravitch, Thomas Sowell, Ian Stewart, Cass Sunstein, Sherry Turkle, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Weigel, Cornel West, A.N. Wilson, James Q. Wilson, Irvin Yalom, Shing-Tung Yau, and Fareed Zakaria.  Basic Books is an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years prior book publishing or publicity experience, preferably in trade publishing
• Experience working with a wide variety of local and national media; knowledge of print, broadcast and online media contacts, trade book publishing, and the overall media landscape
• Superb written and verbal communication skills; poise and confidence in communicating with authors, agents, media, and in-house colleagues
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills: ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while also maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
• The ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively
• Experience with social media, especially Twitter and Facebook

Responsibilities Include:

• Secure reviews, author interviews, features, and op-eds/essays for assigned titles in both national and regional/local media; work with Publicity department colleagues on other titles and pitch the full list of titles, as necessary
• Build and maintain relationships with media and event venue contacts nationwide; meet regularly with New York-based contacts
• Arrange author events with bookstore and non-bookstore venues; coordinate travel for touring authors, as necessary
• Create dynamic press materials and targeted email pitches
• Collaborate with authors on publicity campaigns; maintain relationships with both front and backlist authors
• Partner with Marketing department to ensure that publicity plans and activities are consistent with overall marketing strategy for the book and the imprint
• Communicate with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, and Subrights as part of a cohesive publicity effort for each title

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

David Lehman on “Poems in the Manner of”

Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 pm

Book Culture
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025

Enjoy a reading and discussion of Poems in the Manner Of…, the new book from David Lehman. He will be joined in discussion by author Alan Ziegler.

Poems in the Manner Of is an illuminating journey through centuries of writers who continue to influence new work today, including that of respected poet and series editor of The Best American Poetry David Lehman. Intelligent and sparkling, this is a great gift for poetry fans and a useful resource for creative writers. These are poems of wit and humor but also deep emotion and clear intelligence, informed by Lehman’s genuine and knowledgeable love of poetry and literature.

Reserve a copy of Poems in the Manner Of,” here for $18.

Gaspar Orozco & Mark Weiss

Thursday April 6 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

An Autocinema reading with Gaspar Orozco & Mark Weiss.

Gaspar Orozco was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1971. He was a member of the punk rock band Revolución X in the 1990s and codirector of the 2011 documentary film Subterraneans: Mexican Norteña Music in New York. His work is featured in several poetry anthologies and has been published in literary publications in Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has translated poetry from English, French and classical Chinese into Spanish.

Mark Weiss has published nine books of poetry, most recently As Luck Would Have It and Dark Season. His bilingual anthology The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry was published in 2009 by the University of California Press.

Grace Paley: A Celebration

Thursday April 6 at 7:00 pm

The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th St.
New York, NY 10017

To coincide with the release of A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), The Center for Fiction will be celebrating Paley’s life with just a small selection of her friends and former students. Hilma Wolitzer, Joan Silber, Victoria Redel and A. M. Homes will remember Paley’s life and work, and her influence on their own writing.

Admission is free. If you are interested in attending, please be sure to RSVP.

Poetry in Motion featuring The Poet is In

Friday, Apr 7 at 11:00 am

Vanderbilt Hall
Grand Central Station
89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

In celebration of National Poetry Month, MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America present Poetry in Motion featuring The Poet Is In. The program is inspired by Marie Howe, New York State Poet 2012-2015, Arts & Design’s de facto Poet in Residence, who is dedicated to bringing poetry to everyone in the State of New York. The Poet is In will feature an array of award-winning poets who will sit in a booth and write poems for those who request one.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Temptress Presents: Saltwater & Lime, Poetry Book Release and Spoken Word Event

Saturday April 8 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY, 10009

Who is Temptress Ecanus? She is the feminine alter ego behind Gender Fluid, Spoken Word Artist; Jossie Ortiz, a Bronx poet that speaks up on LGBTQ rights, Mental Illness, Social Alternative Facts & Raw Topics on Sexuality; Love & Heartache.

Admission is $10. Purchase your ticket here.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Editorial Assistant

Other Press is an independent publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction. We publish novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best. Our nonfiction books, should they be history, current events, popular culture or memoir, explore how psychic, cultural, historical, and literary shifts inform our vision of the world and of each other.

Minimum Requirements:

• Superb writing, computer, communication, and organizational skills
• Strong attention to detail along with a solid grasp of American and European literature and history
• Fluency in a foreign language is a plus
• Bachelor’s degree is required

Responsibilities Include:

• Read and evaluate submissions
• Write promotional copy and sales-sheets
• Apply for literature-in-translation grants
• Clear permissions, maintain schedules
• Keep deadlines
• Manage multiple projects independently
• Candidate must work closely with publisher, editorial director, and editors to keep all book projects on track
• Requires a high level of contact with authors, translators, literary agents, foreign publishers, and in-house staff.

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to Janice Goldklang at jobs@otherpress.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Digital Marketing 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. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 900+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 250+ books for young readers, and 400 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles).

Minimum Requirements:

• 2 years experience in digital and/or social media marketing
• Social community management experience
• Familiarity with digital analytics and social media tracking tools, including Google Analytics
• Interest in book publishing, with a particular enthusiasm for children’s books
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Proactive problem solver who is collaborative, highly organized, and detail-oriented
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
• Knowledge of video editing and animation programs a plus
• Knowledge of HTML and CSS a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Execute strategic digital and social media marketing campaigns for picture books and middle grade titles to grow audiences, drive traffic and engagement, boost sales, and achieve overall marketing goals
• Manage and engage with LBYR’s middle grade community, actively responding to feedback across all channels
• Develop and curate branded digital assets and content, including websites, videos, downloadables, blog posts, and enewsletters
• Carry out seasonal and monthly content updates across LBYR’s consumer-facing websites
• Track, evaluate, and share marketing and advertising campaign analytics
• Plan and run social media advertising campaigns across platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
• Actively participate in meetings with authors, illustrators, agents, and vendors
• Monitor trends and innovations in social media tools, platforms, and applications

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

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Subsidiary Rights Assistant

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; Associate’s degree accepted.
• One year previous publishing work experience strongly preferred.
• Knowledge and interest in the international publishing field a plus
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Power Point and Excel
• Must be organized, detail oriented with ability to work independently
• Excellent time management skills, must be comfortable with databases

Responsibilities Include:

• Draft contracts and follow through to their execution
• Locate, distribute, and keep track of all sales material
• Transmit files electronically, assist in book submissions
• Update book club sales charts & purchase order reports
• Enter submissions and rights deals That’s Rights database
• Follow up on review material sent to foreign & domestic clients
• Liaise with the book club “back office” on their administrative needs
• Log in and distribute licensed international editions to ABRAMS editors
• Help with book fair preparations, including book orders, rights guide, etc.
• Sift through and answer main ABRAMS website rights’ email requests
• Research rights’ status and rights’ sales opportunities for ABRAMS backlist
• Provide back-up support to reception as scheduled

If you would like to apply, contact Human Resources at jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the title of the position in the subject of your email and include your salary requirements.

Women Writing About Mothers and Daughters

Friday, March 31 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th St
New York, NY 10003

Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association Moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.

Panelists Include:

• Gayle Forman, am award-winning journalist and author whose many bestselling young adult novels include the New York Times bestsellers I was Here, Just One Day, and If I Stay, which was turned into a major motion picture. Most recently she has written her first adult novel, Leave Me.

• Molly Jong-Fast, the author of three book, the most recent of which is The Social Climber’s Handbook and has contributed to the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and many other newspapers and magazines.

• Betsy Lerner, an agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, and the author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice for Writers, Food and Loathing, and The Bridge Ladies.

• Nadja Spiegelman, the author of I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This, and co-editor of Resist!, a tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists.

If you would like to attend this event, please complete registration.

MoCCA Arts Festival

Saturday,April 1 – Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St between 11th and 12th Avenues
New York, NY 10036

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

Admission is $5 per day. Tickets are sold at the door. Children under 10 are free.

How To Write A Memoir Without Ruining Your Life
Meredith Maran

Monday, April 3 at 7 pm

Book Culture
450 Columbus Ave
Benilde Little

New York, NY 10024

A discussion with Meredith Maran, author of The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention, and Benilde Littleauthor of Welcome to My Breakdown.

Admission is free. Click here to reserve a copy of Maran’s or Little’s books.

Faculty in the Spotlight: Professor Caserto

Building Technical Skills Through Design Courses

Professor Joseph Caserto, an award-winning graphic artist, educator, and consultant, is wrapping up his first year as an adjunct professor at Pace University’s Publishing Program.

Professor Caserto earned a BFA with honors in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, where he completed one of the first classes that covered the Mac as a design tool. With over 20 years of professional experience, he is currently a freelance art director and designer whose clients have included Billboard, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Marie Claire, and Vibe magazines. Caserto has taught at The City College of New York, New York University, and is a contributor to Udemy.com.

Professor Caserto currently teaches PUB 633 Desktop Publishing for the Publishing Professional in the Fall semester, a prerequisite to the second course he teaches: PUB 635 Advanced Desktop Publishing and Image Manipulation and Management in the Spring. When asked what the value of these courses are to publishing students, Professor Caserto replied:

To be marketable; Publishing professionals need to have broad skill sets and be prepared to take on projects that may be somewhat outside of their area of expertise. An editor who can do some basic Adobe Photoshop and InDesign techniques, for example resizing images and placing them in a newsletter she’s managing, will be more appealing to potential employers and clients than a candidate who only works in Microsoft Word.

Professor Caserto hopes that his students will learn to be more comfortable working with Adobe Creative Cloud applications and get to know some basic and essential foundations of design “like symbols, typography, color, imagery, and more.”

Professor Caserto said:

I expect my students to be responsible and professional as they work to understand how to use Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to create basic graphics and layouts for publications. I provide materials that clearly define the objectives for each session and assignment, and supplement lectures with videos and resources posted on Blackboard, which students can access between sessions if they need to review or want to explore topics further.

Professor Caserto likes to ease his students into their assignments. Knowing that they are not necessarily design students, he often starts with assignments that will allow his students to get comfortable with the new techniques, such as drawing objects, resizing images, and color application. As his course progresses, the techniques start to build onto each other, allowing students to create more challenging imagery like posters, book and magazine layouts, and symbols.

One of Professor Caserto’s students, Genna Daniel, said, “I’m taking [this course] to learn more about design elements involved in making books and magazines. I am currently learning how to make magazine layouts, and this helps me expand my interest beyond just book publishing.”

Professor Caserto intends for his courses to allow students from different aspects of the publishing industry to learn about key concepts and techniques that will benefit them no matter what segment of the industry they are in. He approaches his class with a sense of ease and creates a course load that has gradual progression. By the end of his course, his students will utilize the skills they have learned over the course of the semester to create striking images and designs and learn about the daily tasks of design professionals.

Professor Caserto has shared with us some of the work that his Advanced Desktop Publishing students have created so far in the class:

Nicole Cadavid

Victoria Sanker

Meghan Harrington

Ashley Lall

Salem, MA

Seeking Full-Time Junior Designer / Children’s Books 

Page Street searches out creative people whose passions and exceptional talents have earned them many fans, and works with them to translate their expertise into great books that reach wide audiences. Their how-to books curate special and authoritative information that goes beyond the usual sources, inspiring readers to create extraordinary new things, whether it’s great meals, crafts or home decor. They are focused on producing top-quality content, cover-to-cover, and back that up with high-quality printing, top-end photography, vivid color reproduction and, for most of our paperbacks, lay-flat binding—an extra touch appreciated by discerning readers.

Minimum Requirements:

• Candidates should demonstrate their passion for picture books and have a strong eye for quality illustration that matches Page Street’s vision
• Must be proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Relevant experience in the children’s book industry is an asset, especially in a bookstore or library setting
• Comfort as a speaker in group settings as well as strong person to person communication skills are a must

Responsibilities Include:

• The right candidate will learn and handle cover and interior design as well as art direction
• Will work closely with the publisher and associate editor in this start up environment

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and links to a portfolio over to jobs@pagestreetpublishing.com.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Designer/Designer 

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong Mac skills with knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with strong emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work and demonstrate good follow up and follow through
• BFA College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred
• Detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Book design strongly preferred

Responsibilities Include:

• Prepare jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer
• Organize, design, and manage several projects per season with guidance from Creative Director
• Art research and clearance of art rights
• Provide design support to Creative Director and Senior designer

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter stating your current salary, salary expectation, and a rationale for why you are the right candidate for the relevant position to humanresourcesusa@bloomsbury.com. Please Indicate “Assistant Designer/Designer” in the subject of your e-mail.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Marketing and Publicity Assistant  

ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of A Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth From Above” series.

Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
• Superior organizational skills, keen attention to detail
• A strong interest in the children’s book industry.
• Internships in the publishing and/or PR industry a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Organize and execute mailings for the group including media/reviewer, bookseller, educator/librarian mailings
• Oversee and execute submissions for national, regional, institutional, and state awards
• Book travel/lodging for author appearances, conferences and tours
• Process department invoices / check requests
• Manage receipt and distribution of reviews
• Administrative support for marketing, school and library marketing, and publicity teams
• Communicate marketing, media, and event highlights to division

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your resume to jobs@abramsbooks.com. Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject of your email and include your salary requirements.

New York, NY

Seeking Full-Time Web Producer – Community Development, Crown Publishing

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:

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) and 2+ years of relevant work experience in consumer-facing marketing, web editorial, and/or project management
• Experience managing multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Excellent time management
• Strong communication skills
• Experience with Agile workflows a plus
• Experience with WordPress a plus

Responsibilities Include:

• Support Crown’s consumer-facing communities including Read It Forward, Books for Better Living, Blogging for Books, TASTE, and Punch
• Assist community editors with managing schedules to ensure all deadlines are met
• Onboard and manage freelancers for editorial and design needs
• Assist community editors with content needs, including video and podcast production
• Build WordPress posts and source images
• Assist marketers with social media support
• Coordinate and fulfill advertising needs for email marketing requests
• Develop and optimize workflows where needed

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

Jack’s Wife Freda Cafe Takeover

Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Stop by the McNally Jackson café on Saturday morning for a treat from SoHo favorite Jack’s Wife Freda. Co-owners Maya and Dean Jankelowitz and chef Julia Jaksic will be signing copies of their cookbook, Jack’s Wife Freda: Cooking from New York’s West Village. Pick up a copy of the book and brunch to-go.

A copy of of the book is $30.

Panel Discussion: Fiction in Foreign Cultures

Monday, March 27 at 7:30 pm

Greenlight Bookstore
Fort Greene Store
686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Panelists Include: Deborah Clearman, Ben Dolnick, Lauren Sanders, and Iromie Weeramantry. Moderted by: Aaron Zimmerman

When writers take themselves or their characters to other countries, especially those not their own, is it cultural appropriation or expanding the reader’s world? How do you get under the skin of another culture without sounding like a tour guide, a do-gooder, or an elitist? These are some of the questions Aaron Zimmerman, founder and director of NY Writers Coalition, will ask of four fiction writers at tonight’s panel. Deborah Clearman is launching Concepción and the Baby Brokers and Other Stories Out of Guatemala. Ben Dolnick’s 2013 novel At the Bottom of Everything is set partly in India. Lauren Sanders’ forthcoming novel The Book of Love and Hate is an intrigue that spans the globe from NYC to Israel. Iromie Weeramantry’s short stories take place largely in her home country, Sri Lanka.  A book signing and wine reception follows the discussion.

Admission is free.

Book Launch and Talk: Alex Daly’s “The Crowdsourceress”

Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kickstarter
58 Kent Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

After helping generate millions of dollars in funding for Kickstarter campaigns like Neil Young’s Pono Music Player, Griffin Dunne’s Joan Didion documentary, and TLC’s final album, Kickstarter expert Alex Daly has teamed up with PublicAffairs to release The Crowdsourceress: Get Smart, Get Funded, and Kickstart Your Next Big Idea.

Join her for a reading from her new book and a discussion of her experiences — and the secrets to her creative Kickstarter success. Stick around after the reading to purchase your copy of the book and get it signed.

Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.