Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC

 

1. Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join novelist, Khaled Hosseini, at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square for discussions about his international bestsellers, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and new title, And the Mountains Echoed

Location: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E 17th St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South), New York, NY

Time: 7:00pm

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2.      Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In this short-story performance series, titled “Romance and Other Disasters,” meet funny writers Simon Rich, author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth, and Patricia Marx, author of Starting from Happy.  Their stories of relationship troubles will be performed by Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Anna Chlumsky and Kirsten Vangsness, and TONY‘s Books editor, Matthew Love, will also host a short conversation with the authors.

Location: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, (At 95th St), New York

Time: 7:30PM

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3.      Thursday, May 23, 2013

Location: 52 Prince Street, City: New YorkProvince: , NY,Postal Code:  10012

Time: 7:00 pm

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IN THE NEWS: Publishing Article Round-Up

The M.S. in Publishing Blog wants to keep students, faculty and alumni up to date with the latest publishing industry buzz. “In The News” is a new blog feature  that rounds up interesting publishing articles to share with readers!  This installment features two articles from The Huffington Post

 

However disappointed female readers are by the article, “Female Editors-In-Chief Make $15,000 Less Than Male Counterparts: Folio Survey,” it’s important to arm yourself with this information as you enter the job world.  We learn that female editors-in-chief make $15,000 less on average than their male counterparts, according to information from a Folio magazine annual survey.   513 editors were surveyed by Folio to discover that male editor-in-chiefs or editorial directors earned an average annual salary of $100,800, while women were paid $85,100.  Shocked yet?  The difference between male and female executive salaries was worse, $18,500.  If you’re interested in learning more about salaries that were influenced by location and education, visit Folio.  

 

An article that shines light on women in publishing is “When a Woman’s Word Is Gold: How Women Are Redefining the Publishing World,” by blog author Daleen Berry.   As a female author and publisher, Berry writes, “If you’re a woman, this is your time.”   She details her experience at last week’s Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy.  She hightlighted the festival’s theme of  “Publishing Is a Button,”  and the concepts of the digital revolution, ebooks, indie publishers, and the debate about agents or self-publishing that were evident in many workshops.  The most important thing she learned was that “the publishing world is now listening to women.”  Berry notes that female readers make up 80% of the reading population and this strong influence pushes certain trends and bestsellers, like the Fifty Shades of Grey craze.  To learn what other festival attendees had to say, continue reading her post!

 

If you have found any interesting publishing articles that you would like to see in “In The News,” please email Diana Cavallo at puboffice@pace.edu.

-By Diana Cavallo

Job Opportunity at Penguin Young Readers Group!

Future industry publicists- consider the Publicist job opportunity at Penguin’s Young Adult Readers Group.

Join the Penguin Young Readers Group publicity team!  We are currently seeking a Publicist to create and execute publicity campaigns across all our Young Readers’ imprints including Putnam, Dutton, Dial, Philomel, Viking, Razorbill, Nancy Paulsen Books, Puffin, and Grosset & Dunlap and ranging from board books through YA novels.  This position will work on approximately 20 titles per season and will have the opportunity to work with key authors and campaigns.

 

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Pitching to national and regional TV, print, radio, and online media and building strong media relationships.
  2. Working closely with publishers/editors, sales, and marketing.
  3. Writing press releases, targeted pitch letters, author bios, and other publicity material.
  4. Booking national author tours and local author appearances.
  5. Pitching authors for all trade show appearances.
  6. Creating targeted mailing lists & assisting with maintenance of the publicity database.
  7. Cultivating and maintaining author relationships.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years publicity experience; book publicity a plus
  • Strong pitching technique and proven ability to generate creative story ideas
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work within fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to focus on details a must
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Publicity Assistant
  • Ability to travel less than 5% of the year via airplane, train or automobile required
  • An interest in children’s publishing is a plus

 

Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirement to jobs@us.penguingroup.com indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies.

 

Penguin Young Readers Group is one of the leading children’s book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Heather Brewer, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, Brian Jacques, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Jacqueline Woodson, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Llama Llama, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group (USA), theU.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group, one of the largest English-language trade book publishers in the world. The Penguin Group is owned by Pearson plc, the international media group.

 Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.