Internship: Crooked Lane Books

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CrookedLaneBooks

Title/Position: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY

Crooked Lane Books is looking for a creative, ambitious, and versatile intern to join our team. This is a unique, ground floor opportunity with immediate chances for learning and growth that would challenge any editorial intern. Duties include general administrative tasks, evaluation of submissions, and assistance with all aspects of the publishing process including marketing and production.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Support the publishing process from acquisition through publication.
  • Interact with all departments at Crooked Lane, including editorial, publicity, marketing, production, art, sales, and rights.
  • Review and evaluate submissions and draft reader’s reports and declines.
  • Distribute marketing material to bookstores and publicity outlets.
  • Assist with preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Have a working knowledge of social media and experience building social media presence.
  • Research special projects as they arise.

The ideal candidate would be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with interest or experience in book publishing. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented and are able to work on projects that require a diverse skill set and rigorous analytical thinking and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously. S/he must be passionate about books and the processes that deliver them to readers. S/he should be independent, professional, and poised to launch his/her publishing career. An interest in mysteries is a plus.

About Crooked Lane Books

Founded in 2014, Crooked Lane Books is the first imprint from the publishing house Quick Brown Fox & Co. Our goal is to produce the highest quality mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles for crime fiction readers in both print and electronic editions. Our business relationships include some of the most innovative and respected companies in the industry, including Legato/Perseus Distribution, Bookspan book clubs, and Blackstone audio books. With our experienced team, hands-on approach, and innovative marketing techniques, Crooked Lane Books partners with each author to consistently excite, delight, and entertain passionate readers of genre fiction.

Crooked Lane Books, a small but burgeoning mystery fiction imprint, is looking to hire an intern for the fall semester. We’re very interested in hiring someone with a strong desire to pursue a career in book publishing. The position is a paid opportunity available immediately, with flexible dates and times and a minimum of two full days a week. I’ve attached the full job listing, which includes a bit more about the company and the role.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Sarah Poppe
Editorial Assistant, Crooked Lane Books
sarah.poppe@crookedlanebooks.com

Welcome Back, Students!

September 6, 2016

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

I hope you enjoyed your summer break. Welcome back to Pace University. We have 29 new students and 52 current students enrolled in the MS Publishing program for the Fall of 2016; a total of 81 students this semester. The faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this term.

Please mark your calendars for the following publishing events. Lisa Sharkey will give the Fall 2016 semester lecture as the David Pecker Visiting Professor on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Ms. Sharkey is Senior Vice President/Director of Creative Development for HarperCollins and is raskinserving as David J. Pecker Visiting Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. Her lecture will take place at 163 William Street, 18th floor at the downtown NYC campus from 6-8pm. She will discuss issues currently facing the publishing industry. Refreshments will be served.

Another event and date to place on your calendar is the Student Orientation which will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 5pm -6 pm outside Multi-Media Lab, Pace Midtown Center (551 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor). Please make every effort to attend both events.
We wish you a very successful semester. Please feel free to contact me or faculty or staff if you have any questions during the semester. My very best to you for a successful fall term.
Sincerely,

Sherman Raskin
Professor English/Publishing
Director MS in Publishing Program
Director Pace University Press

Welcome Back !

Welcome back for the Fall 2016 semester!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and that you are ready for an exciting semester in the MS in Publishing program!

jane kinney denningBe sure to check out the blog daily as we are always updating it with great information. We start off each week with an inspiring Quote of the Week. Other regular weekly features include: The Link of the Week, Jobs of the Week, and Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC. We also post monthly Alumni in the Spotlight Interviews, Faculty/Advisory Board in the Spotlight features as well as our Media Roundups and Reports from the Trenches (we love to have students blog about field trips, guest lectures, books or magazines they have read etc. so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to contribute) and Volunteer and Events postings.

In addition, we also post numerous Internship and Employment opportunities so be sure to bookmark the blog. As you embark on your internship search don’t forget to go to the Internship Resources tab . We have been working hard to update this resource and there are great links here to assist you with your search.

The blog also includes Faculty and Staff Bios —a great way to learn more about the backgrounds and accomplishments of your professors and publishing staff ! In addition, the Publishing Links that run along the left side of the blog are also a great resource for networking and additional educational opportunities.
This semester we also have a number of great events on campus for you to attend including an on-site visit to the Meredith offices (click to read more about Meredith ;date and details to follow) and a fascinating panel on the Power of Poetry in Today’s World on Nov.9th at Pace’s downtown campus (details to follow) and co-sponsored by the WNBA . Mark your calendars!
I would also like to take this time to thank you for your contributions to and feedback on the blog and we hope that you are finding it to be a useful resource. Please feel free to email me (jdenning@pace.edu) with any suggestions or comments you have. We love to hear from you and are always looking for new ways to provide you with useful information. And, for students interested in getting putting together some writing samples, putting together a post for the blog is a great way to do that.
Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful semester!
Jane Kinney-Denning

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Events June 30-July 6

TRAVIS BARKER

June 30: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm51YFQa3pC1L.thumbnail

Strand Bookstore

Travis Barker, best-known as the drummer of the rock band Blink 182, will sign copies of his memoir, entitled Can I Say.

Travis Barker, drummer for the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, bares his soul in Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, his memoir of the climb to superstardom, the rocky road of recovery after the plane crash that nearly killed him, and the decades’ worth of hard-earned inspiration and insight that have kept him going. He’ll be at the Strand this summer to meet fans and sign copies of his book–don’t miss out on this chance to meet one of the most respected and prolific drummers of all time!

Buy a copy of the book to grab a spot in line. If you’ve already got a copy of the book, bring it along and buy a $15 gift card (also below) to reserve a spot in line. This is a signing of Can I Say only.

July 5th: 7:00pm

Word Bookstore Brooklyn location

Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly.

Seinfeldia celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind the scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!”, Joe Davola gets questioned every day about his sanity, Kenny Kramer makes his living giving tours of New York sites from the show, and fans dress up in Jerry’s famous puffy shirt, dance like Elaine, and imagine plotlines for Seinfeld if it were still on TV.

THINK OLIO: THE OTHER SIDE OF GENIUS: INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS IN THE JAZZ AGE

GENIUS (1)1.thumbnailJuly 6: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street

Lucky young Americans in Paris during the 1920s, including Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Gershwin, measured themselves against monumental figures of the time: Joyce, Picasso, Stravinsky. Powerful personal connections link the works that grew from near-daily contact with other geniuses. What has been obscured by the halo of their success is that many were audaciously trying media with which they had little experience. Writers and composers painted up a storm, artists turned into poets, and the theater gathered dream teams of talent. Hemingway was a connoisseur of contemporary art, Gershwin and cummings exhibited paintings, Leger made films, Pound wrote an opera, and Picasso was spending more time backstage at the Ballets Russes than in the studio. This is a celebration of the courage to go beyond one’s specialty to experiment.

Buy a $20 ticket to attend this event— admission will include 1 drink, courtesy of Jenny & Francois. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.