Production Job Opportunity!

Princeton Architectural Press is looking for a multi-talented individual who has excellent Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign skills to work as a Production Prepress Manager. The applicant should understand all aspects of book print production. The candidate will work closely with design and editorial to troubleshoot files and image problems and to help produce printer-ready files for books. The position requires excellent technical skills as well as artistic sensitivity to the aesthetics of the project. Candidates must have a proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5 on the Macintosh platform. Knowledge of K4 and Abobe Digital Publishing Suite is a plus. A minimum of two years of experience is also required.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Four-color retouching and image manipulation of photos and illustrations in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Reviewing files from the project editor and designer, preparing tests of art and design elements, and reviewing tests and proofs
  • Recommending revisions to files or requesting replacement files that will eliminate or reduce anticipated print problems
  • Preflighting and preparing final book files to send to printer

Princeton Architectural Press is a leader in architecture, design, and illustrated publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 700 titles on their backlist, they consistently seek the best in the field and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. They’ve established a reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production value.

To apply for this job position, please email a pdf version of your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to prepressmanagerposition@pappress.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.

Link of the Week: Book Cover Archive

Ever since we were in elementary school, we have learned not to judge a book by its cover. The Book Cover Archive, a showcase of book cover designs and designers, disputes this mantra and tells readers to do the exact opposite! The covers are categorized by different classifications, such as titles, art directors, and genres, and each cover is spectacular. This website is a fantastic marketing tool because clicking on the covers brings readers to a page that lists the title’s metadata. One such piece of information is a clickable link to the book’s Amazon listing. Not only does the Book Cover Archive work in conjunction with Amazon, but it is also an interactive website such that the creators ask visitors for feedback on each entry. Overall, the Book Cover Archive is of interest to publishing students because it combines various facets of the industry and places them in one neat package!

http://bookcoverarchive.com/

New Open Positions at Taylor and Francis

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS IN NY

Title Manager Department Comments
1. Production Editor Michael Morales Garland Science
2. Editor, Sociology Steve Rutter Editorial-SS *Closing Date – 5/9/11
3. Permissions Coordinator Christina Taranto Sales

* Please contact Ms. Flores if you have any questions.

Production Editor – Garland Science -GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Garland Science/Taylor & Francis Group is seeking a talented and experienced Production Editor to join our team. The Production Editor will receive final text manuscript, figures, and a print book design developed by the authors and the editorial team and manage the development of this source material into a published print book and multiple eBook formats.  This role requires both the ability to do the work “hands on” using the software tools and the ability to manage vendors through the production process.  Our books are rich in 4-color vector graphics, and a technical facility with programs such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign is a must; an understanding of eBook formats is also required.  A strong interest in the life sciences is preferred.

Editor, Sociology – Routledge Editorial -GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Routledge, one of the preeminent publishers of books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has an exciting opportunity for a new acquisitions editor in sociology and related social sciences disciplines / subject matters.  The successful candidate will have, either previous acquisitions editing experience, preferably in sociology or other social sciences, or sales experience in the college publishing industry in the United States.  Working with a team of experienced editorial and sales/marketing professionals, the position’s fundamental goal is to grow sales and profitability very considerably in the undergraduate and graduate college course markets.

Permissions Coordinator – Sales -GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Rights and permissions administrative support position.  Coordinator of daily permissions activity with primary objective of optimization of fees, automated handling of requests and maintenance of standards.  Would be chiefly responsible for BP database administration, title & contract research and routing, and customer response.

Jessica Flores, PHR
Human Resources
Taylor and Francis Group
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tele:
212-216-7888
Fax: 212-561-6623
Email: jessica.flores@taylorandfrancis.com

WNBA Winter/Spring Schedule of Events

WNBA LogoWNBA Award Ceremony & Reception

On Saturday, March 12th, WNBA will honor Masha Hamilton, author, activist, and founder of The Afghan Women’s Writing Project. To find out more about Masha’s work, visit her website by clicking here.

We hope you’ll join to honor this extraordinary bookwoman. Invites to follow soon!

The Third Annual Online Book Marketing Panel

On Tuesday, March 29th, the ever popular online book marketing event returns for the third straight year! This time around, industry experts on the panel will focus on the brave new world of digital books and reading apps with a nod toward the web’s most popular social media sites–Twitter, Facebook, and Scribd.

RSVP: programs@wnba-nyc.org and use Book Marketing Panel in the subject line.

The World of Biography with Deirdre Bair

Please join us on Thursday, April 7th for an evening’s conversation on the world of biography with noted author (and Charlie Rose guest), Deirdre Bair. She is the author of four biographies: Samuel Beckett (winner of the National Book Award); Simone de Beauvoir (NY Times “Best Books of the Year”; finalist: Los Angeles Times Book Prize); Anais Nin (NY Times “Notable Books of the Year,” BBC Arts 4 documentary); and Jung: A Biography (NY Times “Notable Books of the Year,” Los Angeles Times

Book Prize finalist, and winner of the NAAP Gradiva Award for Best Biography of the Year).

RSVP: programs@wnba-nyc.org and use Deidre Bair in subject line.