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”

Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, receives the Women’s National Book Association Award

Dr. Carla Hayden with her 2017 Centennial WNBA Award. (Photo: Rachael Kelly)

On Tuesday, November 7, in front of an intimate gathering of colleagues, friends, and family, Dr. Carla Hayden, this country’s 14th Librarian of Congress, received the 2017 Women’s National Book Association Award for her “meritorious work in the world of books.” When Dr. Hayden was sworn-in to her position on September 14, 2016 under the administration of  Barack Obama, she became the first African American to lead the Library of Congress, which today is “widely known for its free, non-partisan service to Congress, librarians, scholars, and the public—in the United States and around the world.” Continue reading “Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, receives the Women’s National Book Association Award”

Celebrating 100 years with The Women’s National Book Association

Centennial poster design by Kerstin Vogdes Diehn of KV Design. Diehn is also a Pace M.S. in Publishing professor.

On October 28, 2017, at a gallery that prides itself on exhibiting the work of female artists, the Women’s National Book Association celebrated its centennial – 100 years of women writers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians, and their innumerable contributions to the literary community of the United States. Continue reading “Celebrating 100 years with The Women’s National Book Association”

Professor Denning in Publishers Weekly

Our own Professor Denning recently wrote an article in Publishers Weekly’s Soapbox column on the Women’s National Book Association and the wonderful world of book clubs. To view the full size, click on the thumbnail image of the article below! This article appears in the November 5, 2012 edition of the magazine.


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Summer 2012 Internship Report!

By Professor Jane Kinney-Denning

This summer, there were 20 students enrolled in PUB 699A, Internship I, and interning all over New York City (with one student in Florida) in prestigious internships in both the book and magazine publishing industries.  It has been a very exciting and rewarding summer for all, and certainly a wonderful way for Pace MS in Publishing students to build their resumes and launch their careers.  Below is a list showing where these students interned and what their titles were.  I have also included links to five of the final Internship Essays (one of the requirements of the course) in case any of you are interested in getting a better sense of what the internship experience was like for some of these students.  All of the essays my students submitted were excellent, but the ones attached represent a broad spectrum of experiences and showcase the varied interests and talents of our students.

I am very proud of all of these students and very grateful to the companies who hired them and provided them with such a wonderful educational opportunity.

Students in our program are required to complete one internship for credit (if they are not online students or already working in the industry or another industry) and to write a thesis paper in PUB 699B, Internship II, the following semester.  It is a wonderful way for them to reflect upon the experience and to develop expertise in a particular area of the industry—a useful thing for them to take with them as they begin interviewing for their first entry level positions.

These courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, so if you are a student in the program and interested in doing an internship, please email me at jdenning@pace.edu to set up an appointment.  If you are an employer and have internship positions available and would like to interview some of our students, please email me at the above address anytime.

I believe that our internship program, coupled with courses that students take to complete the MS in Publishing degree, really prepare our students for successful publishing careers.  They enter the workplace with excellent skills, practical, real world experiences, outstanding technological skills, and a strong knowledge of current issues facing a dynamic and evolving publishing industry.

It is a pleasure working with our students and I am looking forward to another exciting academic year!


James Abbate
Noelle Webster: Agency Intern – Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, http://sheedylit.com/
Liberty Schauf: Sales Intern – HarperCollins’ Distribution Client Services, http://www.harpercollins.com/
James Abbate: Editorial intern – Kensington Publishing, http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/
Read James’s Internship Essay here.
Rakesh Suresh: Production and Manufacturing Intern –
Hachette Book Group, http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

Diana Cavallo
Zhen Li: Design Intern – Musee Magazine, http://museemagazine.com/
Coleman Bentley: Editorial Intern – Elite Traveler Magazine, http://www.elitetraveler.com/
Diana Cavallo: Agency Intern – Nancy Yost Literary Agency, http://www.nyliterary.com/
Read Diana’s Internship Essay here.
Shao-Chun Kung (Abby): Social Management Intern – classictravel.com, http://www.classictravel.com/

Andrew Villagomez
Mallory Davis: Styling Assistant – Cityist, http://www.cityist.com/
Andrew Villagomez: Editorial Intern – Passport Magazine, http://www.passportmagazine.com/
Read Andrew’s Internship Essay here.
Julia Cuozzo: Editorial Intern – bizbash media, http://www.bizbash.com/, and EMCblue.com, http://emcblue.com/
Yuhan Liu: Fashion/Editorial Intern – New York Monthly Magazine

Natanya Housman
Elyse Rozelle: Production Editorial Intern – Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, http://www.fodors.com/
Timothy Maxwell: Editorial Intern – classictravel.com, http://www.classictravel.com/
Natanya Housman: Social Media Intern – Workman Publishing, http://www.workman.com/
Agency Intern – Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, http://sheedylit.com/
Read Natanya’s Internship Essay here.
Nidale Hosri: Pub Marketing Intern – American Express Publishing, http://www.amexpub.com/

Hannah Bennett
Caroline Perny: Agency Intern – Folio Literary Management, http://foliolit.com/home-9/
Hannah Bennett: Editorial Intern – Tor Books, http://us.macmillan.com/TorForge.aspx
Read Hannah’s Internship Essay here.
Mary Caya: Operations Intern – Rain Publishing, LLC. (part of Fourth Door Creative Media), http://www.rainandgrow.com/
DJ McErlean-Hopson: Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Blackwood (Pace University) and Professor Janet Neary (Hunter College) on their text, A More Perfect Likeness: African Americans Write Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture