Today is the first day of spring, which means longer and (hopefully) warmer days! Did you know the first day of spring coincides with the beginning of Daylight Savings? Take advantage of these longer days by reading a book in your free time.
Kirsten Sandberg is an adjunct professor of academic publishing, a member of the M.S. in Publishing advisory board, a writer, an editor, and a publishing consultant. We spoke with her about her career, her current role as editor-in-chief of the Blockchain Research Institute, and what publishing students can do to prepare for the future.
How did you get into publishing?
Through the side door of television. As a freshman in college, I got an internship as the computer graphics artist in the newsroom of an NBC affiliate. Freshmen didn’t usually get internships, but my think-outside-the-box speech team professors made the connection and encouraged me to go for it. It turned into my job for the next three years and paid for college. I designed news and weather graphics for the five, six, and ten o’clock newscasts. I also did an advertising and production internship there and had a chance to write and produce actual radio and television commercials. When I graduated, I pitched my advertising skills to a publisher that is now a part of Elsevier – and so I started in the advertising and promotions department as an ad copywriter. From there, I moved through sales, developmental editing, and marketing to acquisitions. It was all excellent training for what I do now – which is a little bit of everything, but mostly research, ghostwriting, and editing. And teaching at Pace, of course! Continue reading “How Blockchain could Change Publishing | Part One”
Kirsten Sandberg is an adjunct professor of academic publishing, a member of the M.S. in Publishing advisory board, a writer, an editor, and a publishing consultant. We spoke with her about her career, her current role as editor-in-chief of the Blockchain Research Institute, and what publishing students can do to prepare for the future. This is Part II of her interview. Miss Part I? No problem. You can find it here.
How will blockchain disrupt publishing?
To imagine how blockchain could transform publishing, I think about the technology in three ways that are useful to me as a publisher. First, it is software that runs on a peer-to-peer network, just as Napster did, but instead of sharing free copies of digital files and violating copyright law, it enables users – let’s say authors and readers – to exchange money for specific rights (represented digitally) to those files or to any other thing of value (e.g., physical books) without going through a trusted third party like a William Morris Endeavor, a Copyright Clearing Center, or a Penguin Random House. Blockchain also requires users to avail themselves of asymmetric encryption techniques to keep these peer-to-peer transactions private and secure. Continue reading “How Blockchain could Change Publishing | Part Two”
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In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. After many years of sponsoring a “Negro History Week” during the second week of February, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in February 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Today, Black History Month is “an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.” For Black History Month, we would like to share some extraordinary and profound books written by African American authors in the last year. Continue reading “Celebrate Black History Month with these Amazing Reads!”