A couple of weeks ago, we featured a few University Presses, including our own Pace University Press. This week, we bring you five independent presses that stand out in the publishing world against the Big 5. Continue reading “Independent Presses”
In the age of technology, some may think the only way to buy books is through Amazon. Sure, it’s easy and convenient, but sometimes it’s best to go into an actual bookstore, hold a book in your hands, and buy the title you’ve been wanting for a while. Plus, there is nothing more satisfying than discovering a new book by browsing through a bookstore and spotting a well-designed cover. Continue reading “Independent Bookstores”
Every year, Publishers Weekly (PW) releases an industry salary survey that highlights statistics relevant to the industry. Why should you review the 2017 survey? For anyone looking to begin their career in the industry, it helps to research the current climate and understand what you’re getting yourself into. Continue reading “PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2017”
Robert “Bo” Sacks has worked in the printing and publishing industry for more than 40 years. He likes to say he began his career where most people’s end because – unlike most employees who get their start working as an intern or assistant – he launched his career founding a weekly newspaper in the city. He then went on to “become one of the founding fathers” of High Times Magazine and mediaIDEAS, a now-defunct consulting company that specialized in digital, mobile, and social research. Over the course of his career, Sacks has worked as a publisher, editor, freelance writer, director of manufacturing and distribution, senior sales manager, circulator, chief of operations, pressman, cameraman, lecturer, and web site developer. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Heard on the Web: Media Intelligence”
Alright, everyone. This is a long post, but a really important one. If you’re hoping to intern at a book, magazine, or media company in the spring, now’s the time to start looking at PUB 699A, a.k.a. Internship I. In the fall and spring, internships run the length of the semester and students are required to intern 16-24 hours/week. (Summer internships, by contrast, are typically 35-40 hours/week and run from June through August.)
Professor Denning, Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, is the M.S. in Publishing program’s go-to contact for internships. Need help writing a resume or cover letter? Contact Professor Denning. Want to talk through the applications process? Contact Professor Denning. Found the perfect publisher but can’t find an internship position? CONTACT PROFESSOR DENNING.
The semester before registering for PUB 699A, all students are required to meet with Professor Denning. Feel free to book an appointment with her here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also be sure to browse the tabs at the top of the blog for Magazine/Digital Media Internship resources and Book Internship Resources. You can also click here to download the Course Descriptions for Internship I & II. [Word, 3.4 MB]
Over the course of the semester, we will be featuring a variety of book, magazine, and digital publishers that offer exciting internships. This week's post focuses on the Big 5.