After 32 years as the M.S. in Publishing Director, Sherman Raskin has retired and is being succeeded by Manuela Soares. Professor Soares has been director of the Graduate Seminar in the Publishing Program since 2004 and associate director of the Pace University Press since 2015. Prior to joining Pace University, Professor Soares worked in both book and magazine publishing for 30 years, holding positions at companies such as the Scholastic Trade Book division and Rizzoli International.
With a stunning background in publishing and her support for the future of M.S. in Publishing students, Professor Soares is sure to continue building Pace University’s successful reputation for the Publishing Program as its new director.
It gives me great pleasure to announce Susan Katz as the David Pecker Professor. Ms. Katz was formerly President and Publisher of Harper Collins Children’s Books. She was appointed to that position in 1996 and has spent twenty eight years professionally committed to publishing and Harper Collins. Under her leadership, the children’s books division has earned numerous awards. She has worked with many authors and illustrators including Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as the David Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Ms. Katz first lecture, is entitled “Creating a Best Seller: The Author, the Editor and the Publisher.” Ms. Katz will explore the making of a bestselling picture book series, which has sold over 30 million copies. She will discuss the publishing process from inspiration of the text to its appearance on the New York Times best seller list. Her first lecture will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor, from 6-8p.m.
It is an honor to have Ms. Katz serve as professor and mentor to our students. I look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2015 at her first lecture.
Prof. Sherman Raskin
Director, MS in Publishing
Director, Pace University Press
In her 10+ years of teaching in the Publishing program, she has been asked lots of advice on networking and job- and internship-hunting.She has been teaching magazine publishing in the program , with the goal of giving students a thorough grounding in the field and bringing them deeper into the industry. She teaches courses in production and design, consumer marketing, and an introduction to magazine publishing.
Professor Baron has shared this article, “How Not to Be a Networking Leech: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice”, from the New York Times , which gives a terrific summary of the most effective way to go about networking . She hopes you’ll read it and share it.
Here is a snippet of the article :
“So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a networking parasite.
Make the meeting convenient. Ask for time frames that would work well, and meet at a place that is convenient for them, even if you have to drive across town. If they leave it up to you, give them three options and let them pick the one that works best.”