Tickets available for M.S. in Publishing students to attend 2018 BookExpo!

Image courtesy of BookExpo America.

Book Expo is almost here!

This year’s Book Expo America is taking place from Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1 at the Javits Center (655 W 34th Street).

Book Expo America is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. (It is generally referred to as the “BEA” in the industry.) Almost “all significant book publishers in the United States, and many from abroad, have booths and exhibits at BEA, and use the fair as an opportunity to showcase upcoming titles, sell current books, socialize with colleagues from other publishing houses, and sell and buy subsidiary rights and international rights. Authors, librarians, and buyers for book retailers also attend the event.”

 

 

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Link of the Week | Young to Publishing Group

The Young to Publishing Group (YPG) is built on the understanding that entry-level employees – people with 0-5 years of publishing experience – generally need a little help networking outside the publishing house where they work. The brainchild of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the organization helps “baby publishers” learn about the publishing industry. Membership is blessedly free and open to young, i.e. junior-level, employees. (Membership is contingent on being employed by an AAP member book-publishing house. Don’t worry, though. The list is quite long.) Continue reading “Link of the Week | Young to Publishing Group”

Spring 2018 Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner

M.S. in Publishing Graduate Assistants Rachael Kelly, Jennifer Thompson, Ely Mellet, Bryan Potts, and Kimberly Holcombe. (Photo: Colleen Osborne)

On Thursday, April 12, the M.S. in Publishing program celebrated the achievements of students, alumni, and faculty at the annual Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner. An honored Pace tradition, the event recognized the professionalism of graduates and the dedication of students at every stage of the program. It was a particularly poignant event as Professor Sherman Raskin – the director of the publishing program for the last 32 years – announced his intention to retire in March. Professor Raskin has been a distinguished member of the Pace community for 55 years. Continue reading “Spring 2018 Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner”

Book Giveaway in the Publishing Lab!

calling all book lovers

Are the books on your shelves feeling a little lonely? Worry no more. Professor Soares has generously arranged for a book giveaway in the publishing lab STARTING RIGHT NOW. There’s a little bit of everything here – nonfiction, YA, commercial fiction, thriller, children’s lit, etc. Feel free to drop by and browse! We’ve got James Patterson, Anthony Horowitz, Tomi Adeyemi, Libba Bray… Continue reading “Book Giveaway in the Publishing Lab!”

Quote of the Week | Jean Marzollo

“I spy with my little eye something that is…”

Jean Marzollo, best-known for the bestselling children’s series I Spy, passed away on Tuesday, April 10 at the age of 75. Over the course of her life, she wrote more than 150 books – “some factual, some fanciful, all imparting skills and information to young — often very young — readers.” Marzollo first started working on I Spy in 1992. Using a simple rhyme scheme, she encouraged children (to parents’ delight, I’m sure) to immerse themselves in treasure-hunting expeditions for wacky, colorful objects and shapes that, incidentally, helped them develop vocabulary and word-object association skills. (I loved these books when I was little!) Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Jean Marzollo”