eBook Design Internship

rosetta bookseBook Design Intern – RosettaBooks


RosettaBooks is the leading independent eBook publisher, annually selling over 1,000,000 eBooks worldwide.

The company launched in 2001 initially with a list of 100 preeminent backlist titles. Headquartered in New York City, today the company’s 500-plus title list includes leading back and frontlist titles, original short eBook lines and original digital-only titles across a broad array of publishing categories in fiction and nonfiction.

The RosettaBooks ebook design intern will work under the production department but may assist across all departments, gaining a sense of how eBooks are made. Assignments will include taking on entrepenuerial tasks involving guts of ebooks and auditing our style guide’s overall user experience from an asset, software, and hardware perspective. Come with a solid knowledge of web technologies, and be prepared for crash-course training in ebooks as digital objects.

Length of internship:

The internship will last three months at 24 hours per week. The summer 2014 internship will begin in May and will run through the end of August.


Comfortable with HTML and CSS
Mobile-first/RWD philosophy
Interest in typography
Interest in books and eBooks


One Exchange Plaza, Suite 2002
55 Broadway
New York, NY 10006

Application Due Date: May 12, 2014

Contact Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu on how to apply.

This is a paid internship.


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The Knot

Type: Full Time

Position: Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Obsessed with weddings dresses and beauty products? The Knot is looking for an editorial assistant to provide general editorial support including pitching, writing and researching stories for the blog, website and magazines, managing the fashion closet and organizing the fashion/beauty department.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who:

  • Has excellent writing and communication skills
  • Is passionate about fashion and beauty
  • Is insanely organized and knows their way around a spreadsheet
  • Is social-media savvy
  • Has experience writing and building articles in content management systems
  • Has great multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • 1 to 2 years working at a website is ideal but not required, and working knowledge of HTML and WordPress is a plus.

View the original job posting here.

Trident Media Group

Type: Full Time

Position: Foreign Rights Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Reporting to the Foreign Rights Agent, the Foreign Rights Assistant will provide support in negotiating deals and fostering international relationships on behalf of the agency’s clients. They will join a hardworking and dedicated team, gaining invaluable experience in sales, client relations, and an international perspective on all publishing aspects and literary trends.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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  • Organize trips to Frankfurt, Bologna, and London for the book fairs
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View the original job posting here.


Freelance Social Media Manager Position

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This is a paid, part-time, freelance position. It will likely be a commitment of about an hour a day. Ideal candidates will have experience with social media marketing, and a great sense of humor!

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Link of the Week: Spritz

Are you a fast reader? Do you want to teach yourself how to read faster? Spritz, the speed-reading venture, has teamed up with Oyster, the e-book subscription service for a trial run. Oyster is said to be the “Netflix of books” because you can read as many books as you would like per month. Oyster is a book junkie’s dream. Read more about Oyster from a previous Link of the Week post.

However, if you ever thought you couldn’t read fast enough, then you can now with Spritz. This technology “reformats longform reading content, transforming the act of reading from scanning across a page from sentence to sentence to focusing the eyes on a single spot of streaming words.” This format eliminates the traditional way of reading back and forth across a page. You can also adjust the speed at which each single word appears. Spritz currently offers reading speeds from 100 words per minute to the amazing 700 words per minute.

The trial book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, with 432 pages, would only take you two hours to read using Spritz, according to Oyster. Want to try speed-reading on the go? Spritz even offers a Google Glass app.

Do you think you could read an entire book by only reading one word at a time? Of course, those words will be moving incredibly fast. Could this tool help students and professionals improve their reading speeds? It would be beneficial if Spritz included a comprehension test at the end of each speed-reading session. Will this type of reading catch on? We’ll just have to wait and see…although it actually might not take that long.

Read more about Spritz on Publishers Weekly.