Congratulations to the following students in the MS in Publishing program that landed jobs thus far:
Andrea Grant-Production Assistant, W. W. Norton
Kristen Flanagan-Editorial Assistant, Martha Stewart Living
Melissa Klein-Associate Editor, Celebrations.com
Anyone else have good news on a job? Email us and we’ll spotlight you!
A quickly growing publishing services firm is looking for any copy editors. Most of our work is done for a major university press. Experience copy editing monographs or shorter academic texts is preferable but not mandatory. Copy editing experience of some kind, however, is required. A copy editing test will be administered before any work is assigned. This is a freelance, telecommuting position.
Please send your cover letter/resume (DOC format only) to email@example.com, attention Mark Fox.
When: Wednesday, April 14th
Where: Midtown Executive Club
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Susan Katz, President and Publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books, will discuss “The Changing World of Children’s and Teen Publishing.”
Ms. Katz began her career at Harper and Row in 1987 as the Publisher of the College Division and as a member of the Executive Committee. In 1993 she became the Group Vice President of Education, managing the School and College Divisions of the Company. Shortly thereafter she also added the responsibility of overseeing the Corporate Interactive Group. In 2006, she became President of the Children’s Division which is her current position. In this capacity, she has more than doubled the revenues of the Division has published more Children’s bestsellers than any other publisher. She has worked with such prestigious authors as Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Neil Gaiman, John Grogan, Clive Barker, Eric Carle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Handler, Jane O’Connor, and Melissa Marr. Ms. Katz is also a member of the Board of Directors of First Book and the Children’s Book Council. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education from Boston University and a master’s degree from Columbia Teacher’s College.
We look forward to all Pace MS in Publishing students in attendance. This lecture not only honors Mr. Schein’s memory and recognizes his contributions to the Pace publishing program but also fosters publishing education. We would appreciate your response as early as possible to assure your place at the event. Seating is limited so RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Thursday, April 22nd
Where: 551 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor
Time: 5:00 to 7:00pm
Please join us for a welcome reception co-hosted by the Women’s National Book Association and Pace University for MS in Publishing students and faculty. Members of WNBA’s New York City chapter will be on hand to meet everyone, to tell you about the organization and talk about the many benefits of WBNA membership.
Light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited–so please RSVP by April 15th to Professor Jane Denning at email@example.com.
When: Wednesday, April 21st
Where: 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805B
Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm
This session is open to all MS in Publishing students (including online only). This is a great opportunity to get expert advice on crafting your resume and writing effective cover letters.
Jenna Campolita, the Assistant Director of Coop and Career Services at Pace, will be sharing her expertise and advice on making your resume and cover letter as professional as they can be.
Professor Denning and Professor Soares will also be working with participants to provide individual feedback.
Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, you must RSVP, and attach a copy of your resume and a sample cover letter, by April 12th to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include the cover letter and resume in one document, using your name and the word resume as the document title, as in “Smith resume.”
Michael Healy gave his second lecture entitled, “The Google Book Settlement in Context,” on Monday, February 22nd at the Midtown Executive Club. Healy, who serves as the Executive Director of the Book Rights Registry, did not focus on the settlement but instead looked on current trends and shared his predictions on the future of the publishing industry.
In his first lecture in Fall 2009, Healy focused on the Google Book Settlement. He referred to the settlement as an “achievement we will look back on as one of the defining moments of digital book publishing.” Healy talked about how Google plans to digitize 35 million books, sell individual digital books, get revenue from advertisers, and allow one free copy to be available for every public school and university. He also discussed how digitizing so many books would open up collections to some of the greatest libraries in the world. For out of print books, it gives authors 63% of royalties for every book sold.
So far, Google has been able to digitize 12 million books, and a vast majority of those books are out of print. And even though Google is dealing with legal scrutiny, one thing that is irreversible, according to Healy, is Google’s commitment to this project. Even with some of the backlash, Google will continue with its plans.
Healy’s second lecture was a glimpse into the future. He discussed the industry’s “limitless enthusiasm with all things digital.” Last year, sales of electronic books counted for 2% of entire book sales. Although that doesn’t seem like much, Healy believes that this is a large breakthrough considering how far the industry has come in such a short time with the Kindle, the Sony E-reader, the Nook and now the iPad. “The ways in which we read are changing because of the devices on which we read,” Healy said. “We are reading more, but what is changing is what we read and how we read.”
What concerns Healy is how complacent publishers are even though the industry is changing. Healy mentioned that today’s consumers have no loyalties to publishers or imprints. “Success in the future will be in direct proportion to publishers who are willing to let go of old business practices and models,” Healy said. “Publishers who want to thrive better understand what their added value is to the industry.”
The Publishing Award is an extremely great honor and it means so much to be a recipient. It represents the school’s recognition of my work, my dedication, and most of all my passion for publishing. It is even more meaningful knowing that I am being honored by people who have guided me in my education, watched me as I grew with the program, and supported me in all my endeavors. I want to thank all the Professors and Staff of the Publishing Program, along with Dr. Goldleaf and Dr. Hussey at Pace University Press, for teaching me the in’s and out’s of publishing, giving me valuable hands-on experience, and always pushing me to strive for greatness. I want to extend a special thank you to Professor Raskin for giving me the opportunity to participate in this program and for his constant words of encouragement. I have learned so much from everyone at Pace and look forward to applying all I have learned as I take the first steps towards a fulfilling and successful career at Random House in Digital Marketplace Development.
And don’t forget, spring classes begin Wednesday, January 20, 2010!