Publishing Assistant Job at Cosimo Books!

Cosimo is seeking a Publishing Assistant!









COSIMO, a book publisher in Chelsea (NYC), is looking for a temporary publishing assistant to help with office management, book production, sales outreach, and marketing. There is potential for a longer-term arrangement.


 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with a wide variety of projects related to publishing, production, sales, marketing, and office matters
  • Performs office tasks. Including: archival of physical files to digital, answering phones, handling customer service requests, and general office administration
  • Assist  with incoming sales orders, outreach to and monitoring of special sales clients
  • Assist  with public relations and book promotion, including mailings, social networking, online promotion, and conducting market research
  • Assist production with all stages of book production, from acquisition to print, through our online database
  • Handle projects on a case by case as determined by the Publisher



  • Strong interest in book publishing is required
  • Office experience
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage several diverse projects at once, plus follow-up in a timely and efficient manner
  • Solid working knowledge of PC platform—MS Word/Excel skills required
  • Knowledge of online marketing and social media
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Experience with book production and/or dealing with publishing vendors, including Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, etc., a plus
  • Design and/or Copyediting experience a plus
  • College degree


 Please email your resume, and cover letter to


Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC


A Tribute to Russell Hoban

“NYRB Classics and McNally Jackson Books are joining forces on a new reading series, where well-known authors, editors, and translators of today will come together on a regular basis to shed light on their favorite nyrb-published writers. They will be kicking off the series with a celebration of the recent publication of Turtle Diary at a tribute event for author Russell Hoban, who died in December 2011. Ed Park, author of Personal Days and the introducer to Turtle Diary, Michael Miller, senior editor at Bookforum, John Wray, author of Lowboy, Damion Searls, writer and a translator of many classic twentieth-century authors, and others, will be discussing Hoban’s work and legacy.” This event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)


Aisha Tyler at the Tribeca B&N

Aisha Tyler will be promoting her new book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble (97 Warren Street, Manhattan). She is the host of The Talk and has been involved in many series and movies. This event begins at 6:00 pm and requires a wristband, and their website asks that you call the store for details.


Michael Cera @ Apple

Come to the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) to see Michael Cera promote his new movie Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus. This event starts at 6:00 pm and is free, register online.

Marcel Proust

Poets House (10 River Terrace, Manhattan) will be hosting an event for Marcel Proust in honor of a new translation of his famed French poetry.  Contributors will read from the new book and join in a Q & A section. This event is free and begins at 7:00 pm.


Stay, Illusion!

“In Stay, Illusion!, professor Simon Critchley and his wife, pychoanalyst, Jamieson Wiebster submit Hamlet to a prismatic set of readings, studying the play alongside other writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts, from Benjamin, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Freud, to Melville and Joyce. Their witty exploration succeeds in showing us that–like an insistent ghost–Hamlet only has more to tell us with each passing era. Critchley and Wiebster will read from and discuss the book with Hari Kunzru, author, most recently, of Gods Without Men.” This free event starts at 7:00 pm at Mcnally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

July 2, 2013

The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Author Sarah Bruni has written a new “Bonnie and Clyde-sque” novel and will be talking about it at McNally Jackson (52 Price Street, Manhattan) at 7 PM. This Spiderman inspired title reads like western-thriller, and is full of wit and entertainment.

July 3, 2013

Shani Boianjiu with Sarah Maguso

Author Shani Boianjiu has written a new book, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, which centers on Lebanese-Israeli boarder issues through the eyes of young people. This humanizing novel hits political and emotional issues. Join the author along with friend Sarah Maguso at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) at 7:00 for this event.

July 9, 2013

Lorca, Jews, and African-Americans: From Romance to Racism or Simple Misunderstanding?

Poet Federico Garcia Lorca is widely hailed as a champion of the underclass, in reference to his poetry on the failures of the economy set in 1920’s era America. However, many historians have ignored ethnocentric and racist remarks throughout his poetry. Sharonah Fredrick, a Hispanic Language and Literature scholar will be discuss Lorca’s problematic attitdudes to different ethnic communities. This talk begins at 1:15 and is on a first come, first served basis at the New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan).

July 10, 2013

Federico Garcia Lorca: Occupy Wall Street

At the New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) scholar Melcion Mateu will be discussing poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic book Poet in New York which focuses on the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The talk will reflect the current American Economic crisis, and relate issues of the past to today’s troubled times. This talk is free on a first come, first served basis, and begins at 1:15 pm.

July 12, 2013

Elusive Jane: In Search of Jane Austen

Every proper publishing student loves Jane Austen! The British author who ushered millions of young women towards literature is as alive in the minds of young women today as she ever was. The New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) will host an event examining her life and works from 2:15-4:00. This event is free.

Link of the Week: New York Books

Summer is always the best time to catch up on reading. Whether you’re at the beach, taking a long road trip to see your family, or taking refuge from the heat in the cold library stacks, you always need new reading material. For this week’s link of the week, we bring you lists of the best books about New York City. Whether you are in town or abroad, these novels will make you feel like you’re right back on 5th Avenue.


Rob Sullivan at The Huffington Post gives his choices here, his list is from 2011. Huff Po also surveyed their editors for their own picks in another article.

  • Going back in time to 1995, The New York Times contributor Sam Roberts lists his ten favorites.
  • Complex has a detailed list of 25 top NY novels here with great descriptions.
  • Goodreads has an overflowing list, how many have you read?
  • What do they think about New York literature across the pond? Check out The Guardian’s list to see how the British categorize New York novels.
  • Looking for the whole list? Wikipedia categorizes all the novels they know about by date here.
  • Quiklit has their own list complete with beautiful covers here.

Bonfire of the Vanities, The Great Gatsby, and The Catcher in the Rye are all popular favorites. What’s your top choice?

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

June 25, 2013

The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Economic Scene” columnist (The New York Times) Eduardo Porter will be at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) Tuesday, June 25th discussing his views on consumption and economics. Why do we pay what we do for fancy handbags and luxury cars? This free event runs from 6:30 through 8:30.

The Inside Story of the Groundbreaking Comedy Machine the National Lampoon

Join the Strand Bookstore (12th Street and Broadway, Manhattan) June 25th for a humorous event chronicling the history of the National Lampoon Franchise with the brand’s founders. From magazines, to books, to movies, the brand’s impact is certainly long lasting. Purchase their book That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick or a 15 dollar gift card for entrance to the event at 7:00 pm.

June 26, 2013

Andrew Blum and Virginia Heffernan

McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) will be hosting an event on nature of the internet in relation to Andrew Blum’s book Tubes. Blum, a Wired correspondent will be joined by Virginia Heffernan, a national correspondent for Yahoo News. This free event begins at 7:00 pm.

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile

Chester Higgins Jr, New York Times staff photographer will be holding a lecture at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) on his photographs and documentation of ancient Africa. This free event will focus on culture and history, and begins at 6:30 pm.

Getting Started with iBooks

The Apple Store in Soho will be offering a free iBooks workshop on Wednesday, June 26th. Expect to learn how to create digital books for the iPad, and use exciting features like 3-D, videos, and interactive objects. Preregister for the event online. This workshop begins at 4:00.