Random House is “the proud publishing house of the world’s most acclaimed storytellers, thought leaders, and innovators.” In 2013, it became a company of Penguin Random House, one of the Big 5 publishers. Random House has published many bestselling authors, including Danielle Steel, Tyler Perry, Dean Koontz, and Lisa Wingate. Continue reading “Random House | Open House”
Skyhorse Publishing | Book Designer
Skyhorse Publishing was established in 2006 and is one of the fastest-growing independent book publishers in the United States.” Between its 18 imprints, Skyhorse Publishing works with most genres. It has published more than 6,500 titles, 46 of which became New York Times bestsellers. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | Feb. 15th – 21st”
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Did you know the holiday we now associate with chocolate, greeting cards, and candy probably originated from the violent, raunchy feast of Lupercalia in Ancient Rome? The festival would last for two days, from February 13 to 15, and was filled with…less than romantic behavior, including a matchmaking lottery, the sacrifice of a goat and a dog, and…animal hides. That’s all I’m going to say. (It’s pretty dark.) The day may also get its name from Emperor Claudius II, who executed two men — both, incidentally, named Valentine — on different February 14ths in the 3rd century A.D. One of these Valentines was a Roman priest who encouraged young couples to marry. This, apparently, infuriated the Emperor, who believed soldiers should be loyal, first and foremost, to him. The Catholic Church later martyred both men and honored their memories with St. Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Paper Valentines”
Every year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of—and interest in—the business-to-business (B2B) media industry.
These scholarships are $1000 each, paid directly to selected students at the Spring M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on March 8, 2018.
The 2018 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, granted by Connectiv, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B2B publishing and think about how publishing skills can apply across industries.
To apply, interested students must submit their application to Professor Denning (email@example.com) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5pm on February 20, 2018.
Irene Smalls | Storybook Reading: Ebony Sea
To celebrate Black History Month, author Irene Smalls will be hosting a storybook reading of Ebony Sea. Ebony Sea is based on a true story in South Carolina where a group of African Igbos refused to be enslaved. It is “their account of Black Power, love of family, and love of country.” Continue reading “Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th”