Circulation: Highlighting students and alum who recently landed new jobs or have moved on to different ones

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!

Freelance Copy Editing Position Available

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 pett.fox.inc@gmail.com, attention Mark Fox.

2010 Eliot DeYoung Schein Lecture

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 puboffice@pace.edu.

Resume Writing Workshop

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 puboffice@pace.edu.

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 discusses the “Future of Publishing” during his Lecture series

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.”