Quote of the Week | A Call to Action

On February 2, Publishers Weekly released its latest Soapbox piece, an article stressing the importance of books in teaching compassion, humanity, and understanding, especially in circumstances recently – and powerfully – recognized by the #MeToo movement. The call to action, written by our very own Jane Kinney-Denning, implored publishers to bring books to life in “fair, equitable, and safe workplaces that set an example” for the rest of the world. “I believe that members of the publishing community have a responsibility to continue to push the industry to better reflect who they are and the values that they hold,” said Professor Denning. “I am only one person, and I don’t have all of the answers, but I do believe that we have strength in numbers and that being organized allows us to push doors open even farther. Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace are a collective problem, and we need the strength of all of us to fight against it.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | A Call to Action”

Jobs & Internships | Feb. 1st – Feb. 7th

Publishers Weekly | Spring/Summer Internship 2018

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

Publishers Weekly (PW) is a weekly news magazine that focuses on the international book publishing business. Its target audience includes publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors, and the media. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | Feb. 1st – Feb. 7th”

Job Opportunity | Operations Manager for BISG

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Book Industry Study Group | Operations Manager

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is “a non-profit trade association that works to create a more informed, effective, and transparent supply chain for books and book-like products.”  Its membership includes trade, education, professional, and scholarly publishers, as well as distributors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and libraries. To date, about 200 companies are members of BISG, and they all work together to “help the industry run more effectively and efficiently.” Continue reading “Job Opportunity | Operations Manager for BISG”

Link of the Week | Bookselling without Borders

 

Bookselling without Borders is a scholarship program that lets American booksellers travel to international book fairs so they can network with publishers, editors, authors, and agents overseas. In addition to connecting with bookseller trade associations around the world, it gives U.S. booksellers (who ordinarily wouldn’t have been able to attend) the ability to speak on fair panels, as well as visit local distributors, literary arts organizations, and other cultural institutions. The benefit of the BWB program is that “booksellers return better connected, better informed, more aware of the international book panorama, and better equipped to put international and diverse literatures into the hands of readers.” Continue reading “Link of the Week | Bookselling without Borders”