Internship Alert: Difference Press

DP_Footer_Oval_Trans-150x150

Difference Press is looking for an Editorial Intern, to join its growing editorial department. This is a part-time virtual position, which will allow the candidate access to the editorial, design, sales, marketing and administrative teams in order to learn the business from multiple angles.

We are looking for a team player to assist our talented managers with several projects including

  • Gather, analyze and collate data relevant to our authors for use within the Difference Press book creation process
  • Complete competitive analysis of published books and update and refresh various database listings of titles
  • Create and share original research from our author community
  • Work with existing editorial team to scope and document the developmental editing role.
  • Provide strategic support for authors and authors-in-transformation as needed

The successful candidate has:

  • Strong desire to learn the publishing industry
  • Interest in different business models and the changing landscape of publishing
  • Desire to grow their career with a quickly moving company
  • Experience in social media, marketing, and project management
  • Can do /motivated / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Commitment to making a difference
  • Experience with life coaching or positive psychology

Must be passionate about 1 of Difference Press’ 5 non-fiction editorial focuses:

1. Self Help/ Personal Growth

2. How to

3. Business

4. Memoir

5. Spiritual

 

Please review www.DifferencePress.com and www.TheAuthorIncubator.com before applying.

 

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter or intro video to Angela@TheAuthorIncubator.com include: 

(1) EXACTLY what skills and interests make you the BEST for this job.  Just sending a short “I am available” or a lone resume will probably get overlooked.

(2) SPECIFICALLY when you can start and what you would like your summer schedule to be.

(3) PRECISELY and CONCISELY what your favorite book is and why you love it.

Thanks & Good Luck!

Link of the Week: Literature for the Halibut

lownerdfighter

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 4.44.31 PMReading is something that ought to be done every day, but we all have days when we’re too busy to delve into the pages of a book. Whether we are running around doing errands or traveling, there’s time to listen, at the very least, to books or podcasts. But there’s also the option to listen to radio shows. I know, I know… who listens to radios these days? The good thing is, radio shows aren’t necessarily limited to the radio waves anymore! Much like a podcast, a radio show can stream or the archives can be downloaded for later listening.

One such radio show that may interest you bookish people is Literature for the Halibut, where Ann Haubrich, Jason Braun, Nicky Rainey and MK Stallings take listeners on a “literary fishing excursion.” From 9-10pm every Monday night, KDHX broadcasts literary nibbles or excerpts, all of which can be accessed on their website archive here.

Take a listen!

Link of the Week! VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

lownerdfighter

 

Equality for women in the workplace, and in society at large, has been an issue for a long time now. Movements have come and gone, bringing change to our world. One of publishing’s shortcomings is the imbalance of men and women in high leadership positions, and further, a lack of diversity.

Small-Vida-Logo

One volunteer group has been tackling the issue of awareness head-on. VIDA is “a research-driven organization” that strives to “increase critical attention to contemporary women’s writing as well as further transparency around gender equality issues in contemporary literary culture” (Source). Every year, this group collects data from “Tier 1” journals, publications, and other top literary presses in order to represent, in hard numbers, the disparities among writers and other participants of the literary world.

The VIDA Count reveals major imbalances at premiere publications both in the US and abroad. For example: The New York Review of Books covered 306 titles by men in 2010 and only 59 by women; The New York Times Book Review covered 524 books by men compared to 283 books written by women (VIDA Count 2010). ~About VIDA

The VIDA count has been an annual event since 2010; a little earlier in the week the 2014 results were published. For the first time, the VIDA conducted a Women of Color count, and for the second year a Larger Literary Landscape count. Read the full report here. The efforts that VIDA is making to illuminate the disparities in the literary world is bringing awareness to a wide population, and hopefully change to balance the inequalities.

 

Click here to find out more about VIDA!

 

 

Link of the Week: The Writer’s Almanac

link of the week

 

An almanac is traditionally classified as an annual publication or “an annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables.” They provide a place to consolidate information so that it can be easily accessible to those who want it.

The Writer’s Almanac features daily updates that follow “on this day in history” highlights, like those that you might find in a newspaper. In the case of the WA, subscribers or site visitors can read (or listen to) a few poems and historical highlights pertaining to literature and the authors of it. The host of the WA also features famous authors on their birthdays, and details their work and lives.

You can subscribe to the email list, follow them on Twitter or Facebook, or download their podcasts from iTunes, the Swell app, or iHeartRadio for iPhone and Android.

Also on the WA website, you can find a series of interviews with poets. Take some time to read about these authors and their work!

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 11.45.25 AM

Link of the Week: Penguin’s “Wheel of Fortune”

link1

 

This year Penguin is turning 80, and as with most big milestone birthdays, it’s not a surprise that the company wants to do something big to commemorate the event.

Eighty years is a long time to be in business, and even with the merger with Random House, Penguin has a legacy to celebrate. This year, they’re incorporating the digital side of publishing, showing the world that they’re taking steps to become integrated and relevant.

Penguin has launched an interactive website that introduces users to 80 classical works.

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 11.26.30 AM

Click Here to check out the official Little Black Classics webpage.

By dragging or clicking the Penguin “selection tool,” users are introduced to titles with a quote from the title they land on and the option to purchase it as either a Mass Market paperback or eBook. Users can also share their finds on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

More than anything, Penguin is showing itself capable of engaging readers in the digital age, and interested in

screen_shot_2015-02-16_at_10.25.56

moving forward with new ideas and approaches to bookselling. It may be hard for old companies to adjust to change, especially the change happening so quickly these days, but Penguin is making a salient effort that demands they be paid attention to.

 

Click here for further reading on Penguin’s history of changing the book world.