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!”

My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media

Image courtesy of Susan Knopf and Scout Books & Media.

In Fall 2017, I began frantically looking for an internship when I realized I could graduate a semester early. When I first heard about the internship opportunity at Scout Books & Media from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, I had no idea what book packagers were or what they did. But after some research, a great phone interview, and a lovely meeting, I was happy to be hired because it has been a great opportunity to explore all aspects of the publishing industry. Plus, a 16 hours/week internship at Scout Books & Media works well with my 20 hours/week graduate assistantship at Pace University. Continue reading “My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media”

Hachette Site Visit

Image courtesy of The New York Times.

On Tuesday, March 20, twenty-one Pace undergraduate and M.S. in Publishing students walked through a set of glass doors into Hachette Book Group’s New York city office. The event was coordinated by Maria Pesantez, Pace University’s Assistant Director of Employer Relations (Career Services) and Jane Kinney-Denning, the M.S. in Publishing program’s Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach.

Glancing excitedly at employee photos and a huge neon “H” that illuminates dozens of HBG titles, the group was welcomed to the “Big 5” publisher by Human Resources Recruiter Ashley Orlando. In a conference room off the main lobby, students were introduced to HBG’s intern recruiting process, encouraged to pursue a career in book marketing by M.S. in Publishing alumnus Miguel Cervantes (now the Marketing Coordinator of Hachette’s PublicAffairs and Nation Books imprints), and treated to a panel discussion with HBG’s Senior Management team, where publishers and editors discussed their greatest achievements, their biggest fears, and the jobs they would have chosen had they not gone into publishing (how else does “training sea otters” come up in casual conversation?). Continue reading “Hachette Site Visit”

Congratulations to our Edgell & Littleford Scholarship Winners!

Kelsey Hogan and Nicole Cadavid.

The M.S. in Publishing program would like to formally congratulate Kelsey Hogan and Nicole Cadavid for winning this year’s Robert L. Edgell and William Littleford scholarships! Granted by Connectiv and valued at $1000 each, the scholarships are awarded to students interested in B2B (business-to-business) publishing. Continue reading “Congratulations to our Edgell & Littleford Scholarship Winners!”

Recommended Reading for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month formally recognizes women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in America. Observed each year since 1987, the event grew out of “Women’s History Week,” which Congress established as a national observance holiday under President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Today, seven leading institutions in the U.S. – The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – organize programs to commemorate and encourage the study “of the vital role of women in American history” each March. To help celebrate Women’s History Month, here are three essential books written by female authors. Enjoy! Continue reading “Recommended Reading for Women’s History Month”