Book Industry Links:

The Radical Story Behind The First All-Women Feminist Comic Book Series: How “Wimmen’s Comix” turned the boy’s club of underground comix inside out.

Audible Unveils Short Form Audio Streaming Service: The Amazon subsidiary has unveiled an on-demand, unlimited listening service called Channels.

Magazine Industry Links:

From Intern to Editor-in-Chief: Meet Experience Life’s Jamie Martin: The newly minted second editor-in-chief in the 15-year history of Experience Life magazine sits down with Folio

VFILES launches its first crowdsourced magazine, ‘WOMB’: VFILES, the New York-based Web portal, app and retail store just announced it was launching its first-ever magazine.

Intern Queen NYC Party

It’s the 6th Annual Intern Queen Party in NYC! Celebrate the end of the internship season and listen to a rockstar panel of internship coordinators and executives from Macy’s, Cosmo Magazine, Citi Group, Droga 5, Buzzfeed and more provide you with advice you need to move forward in your career! Details are below and don’t forget to tweet using #InternQueenParty!

WHEN
WHERE
Macy’s – 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 
It’s Free! Register Here 

Magazine Resource: The Folio Alert

folio alertGet the latest news, features, jobs, event updates & more from Folio Magazine. Be the first to know about upcoming media conferences, a special issues, contests and the latest features available from Folio Magazine.

This email subscription is a great way for students to stay up to date with the magazine industry.

Click here to subscribe.

Book Industry Links:

Why Indie Presses are Opening Bookstores
A look at why the more and more independent presses are going into the retail book business.

PRH to Sell Fodor’s Travel to Internet Brands
Penguin Random House is selling one of their traveling divisions to Internet Brands, an online media and tech company.

Magazine Industry Links:

I Lost My Job Twice–Here’s How I Bounced Back
The ex-editor in chief of MORE magazine tells her story.

This graduate made his CV look like GQ magazine – and it worked
A graduate made his CV in the style of his favourite magazine to get the attention of its editor – and it worked.

 

Book Industry Links:

Rebuck: Pipeline of women execs is ‘woefully low’
 Gail Debunk, the British Penguin Random House chair, spoke at the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference. Rebuck predicted a “next wave” in the next 10 or 15 years in which “women will percolate to the top” in publishing.

A Wildly Inventive Fantasy Serie That Began on the Web and Became a Best-Seller  Stephen Burt writes in an essay for The New Yorker how Catherynne Valente’s five Fairyland novels impact the history of publishing.

Magazine Industry Links:

Why Millennials Love Martha Stewart Living
Min talks to Daren Mazzucca the publisher of Martha Stewart Living. They ask questions like: “Where does print fit into your business model now with all this attention on digital?”

Magazines Show the Highest Return on Advertising Spend  At the Advertising Research Foundation Audience Measurement 2016 conference, Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) presented a study on return on advertising spend (ROAS) that showed magazines deliver the highest return.

 

 

Simon & Schuster Site Visit

simon schuster office20160421125239 (1)On Thursday, April 21st students were invited to visit Simon & Schuster. Students sat in on a panel of alumni of the Pace Publishing program who now are employed at Simon & Schuster.

The panel included: Angela Zurlo ’07 (Production Manager, Children’s), Natascha Morris ’13 (Editorial Assistant, Children’s-Atheneum), Tatyana Rosalia ’15 (Production Assistant, Children’s), Melanie Mitzman ’12 (Imprint Marketing Manager, Gallery/Pocket), Jisoo Leones ’13 (Sales Assistant, Client Communications), Ebony LaDelle ’10 (Marketing Manager, S&S), Ashley Stout ’12 (Director of Contract Systems & Data), and Clare McGlade ’12 (Production Editor-Managing Editorial, Children’s). Students were welcomed with free books and the panel was moderated by the head of Human Resources, Joy Bertran. Bertran asked the alumni a series of questions and then opened the floor to students. Below are some highlights.

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Things Alumni Wish They Knew Before Their First Job:

  • You are never going to stop learning!
  • Be open to opportunities, learn from everything.
  • Take as many different classes as you can, while you are a student.

Career Advice: 

  • Persevere hard for the job you want!
  • Never undervalue the power of networking.
  • Don’t burn any bridges, the publishing industry is small.
  • Understand that if you’re really dedicated, you need to start from the bottom.

Applying for Jobs: 

  • Look for a job you Love.
  • Make sure your resume matches the subject matter of the imprint you want to work for.
  • Your cover letter is a writing sample. Don’t repeat what is already on your resume.

Students were very grateful for the opportunity to meet with the panel and ask questions about entering the industry. There were a mix of students in attendance ranging from undergraduate Pace students that are looking to enter the program and students currently in the M.S. in publishing program.

Students like Brittany Fuller, whose main interest is magazines, found the panel to be informative and enlightening when they discussed each job role and the many benefits and opportunities of working at Simon & Schuster.”It was great to hear from Pace students about their journey to Simon & Schuster, not to mention getting a whole bunch of books!” said Annie Rosa.

20160124_114742Jordan Forney is a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University. She’s a proud alumnus of Seton Hill University and calls the United States Virgin Islands her home. If you need her you can find her typing away in the Pace publishing computer lab.

Link of the Week: Fishbowl NY

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As students in the Pace MS Publishing program we are repeatedly told to stay abreast with industry news. When job hunting or going on job interviews it is important to display that you know who and what is currently making a difference in the industry.

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FishbowlNY is a great resource for staying up to date with media news. The blog is one of nine others that are part of the Adweek Blog Network.

They clearly state what FishbowlNY covers below:

FishbowlNY covers the pulse of New York media. For more than 10 years, our reporters and editors have covered the shifting landscape in the media capital of the world: from publishing to digital, newspapers and magazines, radio and TV. From start-ups to phase-outs, we report on who’s thriving, who’s surviving and why. We seek out what’s new and what’s hot, so media insiders know what’s next.

On the site they report on the latest hirings and firings, interview industry professionals, critique magazine covers, and more.

For the complete list of the other blogs that are a part of the Adweek Blog Network click here.

Volunteer Opportunity: The Folio Show

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The Folio Show is the major national trade show for magazine publishers in the US.  There are three days of sessions in NYC on Oct. 19-21.  Professor Baron has contacted the organizers and the show has offered our students the opportunity to volunteer to assist at the show in return for the opportunity to attend some sessions at no cost. This usually involves checking ID badges at the beginning of a session.  This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on many aspects of magazine publishing.

They can use a handful of students.  Students who are interested should send Professor Baron their name and email address at abaron2@pace.edu and the organizers of the conference will then contact them directly to work out the day and time they prefer to attend.

For more information, see their website.