Speed Mentoring

MS in Publishing students got a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with publishing industry leaders including Sara Nelson, VP & Executive Editor at HarperCollins; and Jean Feiwel of Feiwel & Friends, at the program’s first Speed Mentoring event.

Students moved from table to table, talking with five industry professionals of their choice. Some of those professionals included alums like Clare McGlade Perret, Senior Production Editor at Simon and Schuster, Jessica Napp, Associate Director of Publicity at Rizzoli International, Ebony LaDelle, Senior Marketing manager at HarpersCollins; and Maggie Gibson, Children’s Production Assistant at Penguin Random House. Others were: Phoebe Ye, VP and Publisher at Crown Books for Young Readers, Dave Caplan, Creative Director at Little Brown Books, Keith Kahla, Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press, Caroline Acebo, Director of Foreign Rights at Brower Literary and Management and Robb Pearlman, Associate Publisher at Rizzoli International.

Students also got to talk to faculty outside of their usual classroom setting, including Karen Holt, Richard Johnson, and Jennifer Romanello, who were able to share their own vast experience in the industry.

In addition to networking with these industry professionals, students got a closer look at the many career paths available within publishing. The mentors were from different fields including editorial, production, design, sales, marketing, publicity, and subsidiary rights. The wide range of professionals let students focus their time on the fields that most interested them, and to learn more about those with which they weren’t familiar.

Speed Mentoring took place the first week of December. But don’t worry if you missed out — the event will be held again in April 2020!

J.D Salinger Exhibition – The New York Public Library

An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.” – J.D. Salinger

From now until January 19, 2020, the New York Public Library is home to a new exhibition featuring manuscripts, letters, photographs, books, and other artifacts taken directly from J.D. Salinger’s archive.

Organized by Salinger’s son, Matt, and his widow, Colleen, these items are on loan from the J.D Salinger Literary Trust and this is the first time they have been shared with the public.

Some of the items in the exhibition include the original typescript of The Cather in the Rye, family photographs from Salinger’s childhood, a bookcase from his bedroom, and more.

The exhibition is free to the public and will be available until January 19, 2020 in the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.  Check it out before it’s gone!

For more information, click here. 

Parsons Networking Cocktail Event

The business of media brand licensing

On October 28th, the New School will be hosting a program where licensing and branding professionals will discuss their experience in sales, negotiating, and marketing. Following the program, Parson’s Executive Education is sponsoring a FREE cocktail networking reception at 7:45pm.

Follow this link to get more info, as well as a downloadable calendar event, and RSVP today!


Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village

Happy Halloween!

Celebrate the holiday right here in the city, and stop by the Village Halloween Parade. The 46th installment of the annual event will run from 7pm to 11pm, with the parade marching up 6th Avenue, just a short train ride away from Pace’s main campus.

This year’s theme is ‘Wild Things,’ so come out and see costumes and mayhem inspired by the classic children’s book — or even dress up yourself, and let the Wild Rumpus begin! Read more on the Parade’s theme here, and see where your personal interpretation can lead you this Halloween.

Fall 2019 Distinguished Professor Lecture

The 2019-2020 distinguished professor of the ms in publishing program is richard sarnoff.

The lecture, titled Publishing: Past and Future, takes place on October 10, 2019. Sarnoff will cover a variety of themes related to the intersection of digital technology and publishing and how they’ve transformed the industry over the past few decades. He will also discuss the future of books, audiobooks, comics, graphic novels, and journalism. His lecture will be interactive, with audience participation encouraged and at times demanded.

For more information on Sarnoff, see this post.


When: Thursday October 10 6-8 PM

Where: 163 William Street, 18th floor

Please send RSVPs to puboffice@pace.edu

Refreshments and light snacks will be served