Pace Alumni Named in Publishers Weekly Star Watch 2016

imgresPace alumni Hannah Bennett was just recognized by Publisher’s Weekly second annual Star Watch. Star Watch is designed to formally acknowledge young professionals in publishing who have promise as future leaders within the industry. Hannah graduated from Pace in 2012 and is now the current Managing Editor at RosettaBooks.

As per the article: “Poetry aside, there is nothing Zen-like in Bennett’s workaday world. When she joined RosettaBooks in 2012, it published only backlist e-books. Now, with a print frontlist that she and her team built from scratch, it is a bona fide trade nonfiction publisher. “We’ve got an efficient and coaaeaaqaaaaaaaah3aaaajdu3nwzmowuzltuzmtytnge4mc05zjnilti1ztazmtg4zwm0mgmpetitive program that I’m truly proud of,” she says. Upcoming on the list that she has forged is a book by the radio talk show host Delilah and a memoir by Dawit Habte, which she describes as the “harrowing story of a brilliant Eritrean refugee who now works for Bloomberg.” When Bennett is not working with such high-profile experts as the legal eagle Alan Dershowitz and the Silicon Valley guru John Sculley, she gives her time to the Women’s National Book Association, for which she has recently taken on the role of president of the New York City chapter. She is particularly excited about a women-in-comics panel that she is organizing with Pen + Brush. Other un-Zen-like activities include serving on the advisory board of Rosetta and tweaking the draft of a book that she just completed.”

You can read more about Publishers Weekly’s Star Watch, as well as see more from Publishers Weekly, here.

Bennett has also done an Alumni Interview with Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, which can be found here.

Internship: Writers House Intern Program

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The Writers House Intern Program is searching for applicants! Please take note of the following to see if this internship is the right opportunity for you:

  • The applicant pool can be as high as 1200 for the approximately 16 slots that support our agents, the 1 slot that supports our Subsidiary Rights Department, and the 1 slot that supports our Digital Strategy Department. So, it is not unusual for even high-quality candidates to have to apply several times before receiving admittance.
  • Applicants who advance to the interview rounds are required to review at least one manuscript and compose a reader’s report. It isn’t unusual for applicants to compose 2 or 3 different reader’s reports.
  • Each term is 16 weeks. (No more, no less)
  • Interns are accepted with the mutual understanding they are committing at least 8 weeks to the program and won’t actively seek employment (in or out of publishing) during those weeks. Interns may put Writers House on their resume and begin seeking work in publishing after the successful completion of Week 8.
  • All interns are required to work 24 hours a week (No more, no less).
  • All interns work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All interns rotate into shifts in Accounting/ Contracts, the Front Desk, and serve on a Digital Team.
  • All interns participate in the weekly Intern Meetings where they learn both the editorial process (from the purview of an agency) and how to effectively search-out and apply for publishing jobs. The Intern Meetings are on Wednesday, from 4-6pm; so, Wednesday is a mandatory day for all interns.
  • Interns also receive Tutorials on a variety of publishing-specific skill sets and subjects. These Tutorials are facilitated over by senior agents, junior agents, assistants, and senior staff.
  • In the Evening Seminars, former interns return to discuss their careers in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, sales, scouting, and agenting.
  • One-on-One sessions are regularly scheduled to make certain the intern is progressing.

Students interested in the position should send their materials as soon as possible to:
Michael Mejias
Director, Writers House Intern Program
mmejias@WritersHouse.com

Upcoming Event: Book Industry Guild of NY September Event

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The Book Industry Guild of New York is going to be hosting an event where Chris Jackson, an editor for Penguin Random House, will have a one-on-one conversation with Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid at the Book Industry Guild of New York on September 13.

The discussion will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about Jackson’s remarkable publishing career, his work with authors such as Ta Nehisi-Coates, Eddie Huang, and Jay Z, and Jackson’s strong interest in bringing diverse, multicultural voices to a worldwide audience.

Date/Time of Event: Tuesday, September 13, at 6:15 PM for the speaking session; 5:15 PM for the professional networking event

Location: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, NYC.

Admission: The speaking session is free for students who bring valid student ID and reservation. For non-students, there is a $5 admission fee to attend the speaker portion of the event, and a $40/$60 fee for BIGNY members/non-members respectively. All major credit cards are accepted online, and all major credit cards as well as cash and checks are also accepted at the door.

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Chris Jackson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World Books, a just relaunched imprint of Random House. Previously, Jackson was an Executive Editor at Spiegel & Grau from its founding in 2006. Prize-winning and bestselling authors he edited at Spiegel & Grau include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson, Jill Leovy, Matt Taibbi, Wes Moore, Victor LaValle, and Jay Z. Jackson is a native of New York, where he currently resides.

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Calvin Reid is a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of PW Comics World, PW’s online coverage of graphic novel and comics publishing, and cohost of More to Come, PW Comics World’s weekly podcast.

Internship: Scout Books & Media Inc.

internship alertscoutbooks&mediaIntern needed for Scout Books & Media Inc., a busy book packager. We work with talented writers, photographers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, and consult with publishers and brands. We work with well-known publishers including Time Inc., Scholastic, Bearport, Highlights, and Rowman and Littlefield, and we produce custom publishing projects for individuals and companies. Scout is a small company with a rapidly growing book program — a motivated intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, conduct hands-on photo and illustration research, learn about book design, how to develop ideas and proposals, and what the industry is like. In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be exposed to other book producers and attend occasional meetings and panel discussions. Intern candidate should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Must be for course credit.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu

Sudaquia Internship!

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Publishing Marketing Internship

Sudaquia Editores is looking for an unpaid, part-time publishing marketing intern, to work in our dynamic team. Ideal candidates are self-starters who can work independently and collaboratively; have writing, research and communication skills in English and Spanish; are creative thinkers; and have a strong interest in contemporary Latin-American literature in Spanish.

We don’t have formal “departments” at Sudaquia Editores, so our interns have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks –ranging from editorial to publicity / marketing, to production, and everything between.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with various social media platforms (including but not limed to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Goodreads, Booklikes). As intern, you will be asked to:

  • Write press releases for books, events and promotions.
  • Create and manage online marketing campaigns targeting readers (of books in Spanish), libraries, bookstores, and college students and teachers.
  • Contribute in the management of ours social media platforms, creating engaging content, most of it in Spanish.
  • Write and publish original content in Spanish including books reviews, and updates in our website, Sudaquia.net

Note that publishing marketing intern will not work exclusively on publishing and marketing and will be ask to do other administrative chores around the office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree related to Communications
  • Outstanding knowledge of Spanish and English languages. Better if Spanish native speaker.
  • Active interest in Latin-American literature and books in Spanish.
  • Experience designing promotional and marketing material.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft Office.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to multitask while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Natural to Internet research and Social Media interaction.

Si estás interesado envianos tu carta de presentación, y una copia de tu currículo a central@sudaquia.net.

If you are interested send your cover letter, and a copy of your CV to central@sudaquia.net.

Job Alert! Advertising and Promotion Coordinator at HarperCollins

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LOGOHarper Collins is looking for a new Advertising and Promotion Coordinator who will be focusing on their celebrity/pop culture-focused imprint (Dey Street) and a literary fiction imprint (Perennial).

The Advertising and Promotion Department is seeking a Coordinator to act as a project manager and designer, working with imprint(s) to manage, design, and produce a variety of print and digital ads, social media assets, printed items, and digital catalogs.

Responsibilities:

Specifically, the Advertising and Promotions Coordinator:

  • Works directly with marketing departments for assigned imprints: Designs assets for social media, digital title marketing, and web and print advertising. Researches and designs printed items such as postcards, brochures, promotional items, signage, and swag for conventions.
  • Works with marketing to schedule and maintain on-time delivery of print jobs, social media, and advertising; works with outside vendors on estimates and printing, creates purchase orders.
  • Manages catalog for assigned imprints: maintains schedule, routes, and edits copy for eCatalog workflow.
  • Completes administrative tasks for assigned imprints including: coding invoices, digital asset management, and egalleys QA.

Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs and strong design skills required: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Working knowledge of print production encouraged
  • Knowledge of HTML and Flash a plus
  • Must possess skill to prioritize multiple ongoing projects

If anyone is interested, please contact Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu. To read more about this job click here.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Events

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming out this weekend! We gathered all the release parties and events happening in New York City celebrating this long awaited play. Check out the events below.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD MIDNIGHT BOOK RELEASE!!

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July 30: 8:00PM July 31: 12:45AM
Have you been a Harry Potter fan since day one? Did you sink into a deep depression after you finished the epilogue of book 7? Then today is your day.

Join us at Strand to celebrate the MIDNIGHT RELEASE of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II, which–for those of you not on Pottermore–is the continuation of Harry’s story as a wizard and as a father after his kids have started at Hogwarts. Hop in line at 8pm on Saturday 7/30, and hang out with HP devotees while competing in trivia, winning prizes, and geeking out about our old friend Harry–costumes are encouraged! We’ll also have a state-of-the-art photobooth from OM Digital to commemorate this magical night, and treats to eat from Fat Witch.

At 10:30pm after the store closes, we will move the line inside.

When the clock strikes midnight and it’s Harry’s birthday, you’ll all receive your books! We will not accept any new members to the line after 12:45am on Sunday 7/31/16.

A few things to note: You must purchase your copy of the book before getting in line; you may do so by clicking the link below, or by placing your order at the store and holding on to your receipt (which will be your ticket to the event).  Your purchase only reserves your book, not your place in line. As such, the first people in line will be the first to receive the book. It’s going to be a blast!

Get in line outside Strand to get your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & IIThe line will start at 8PM. The book is $29.99. We recommend you purchase your book online in advance to reserve a copy.  Payment is required at the time of purchase from the website–please do not select “pay when you pick up,” as these orders will not be fulfilled.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Launch Party

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Saturday, July 30th, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Books of Wonder is proud to host a midnight launch party for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you’ve been to one of our previous midnight launches, you know you’ll be in for a night you’ll never forget!

What can you expect to see and find at our Midnight Launch Party?

1. Costumes!
Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Harry Potter character

2. A HOST OF EXCLUSIVE FREE PREMIUMS!
– For every hardcover Harry Potter title purchased the night of the event (or pre-ordered for pick-up that night or shipping), you will receive:
1) a FREE set of 8 full color quality prints showing the covers of each of the 7 novels and the new play
2) a FREE full-color holographic Harry Potter bookmark
3) a FREE Harry Potter lightning bolt temporary tattoo
4) a FREE Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them decals
– Anyone purchasing TWO or more hardcover Harry Potter titles will also receive a FREE full-color Harry Potter mug, featuring images of Harry from the covers of book 1 and book 7.

3. Prizes!
Every customer who purchases a Harry Potter book the evening of the big event will also receive a ticket to draw a prize from the “Books of Wonder Sorting Hat.” Our Sorting Hat will be filled with tokens, each marked with a code that corresponds to a different prize. There will be many different prizes, such as sets of Harry Potter bookmarks, tattoos, buttons, key chains, mugs, posters and more. The Grand Prize is a first US printing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – SIGNED BY J.K. ROWLING & MARY GRANDPRE!

4. Entertainment!
– Magician Brandon K. Williams and his “Suit & Tie Magic” will be performing up-close magic.
Richard Torres will be on hand to stroll the crow performing his own brand of up-close magic.
Justin Wood Circus will be juggling balls, pins, blocks, spinning plates, as well as performing with Devil Sticks and Diabolo.
– Illusionist Allen He will perform close-up magic.
Kent Axell will perform astonishing feats of mind reading, influence, and magic.
Facepainter Brie will paint the faces of our young guests.

5. OWLS!
The Takapausha Museum & Preserve will be bringing 3 live owls — an Eagle Owl, a Grey Phase Owl, and a Barn Owl — to delight our guests. There will be handlers with the owls who will answer questions about these magnificent birds and you’ll be able to get right up close with them, but please note, owls are wild animals and cannot be touched or handled by event attendees.

The store will close at 6pm and reopen at 8pm for the midnight party. Starting at 8pm, customers can purchase their copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You will receive a voucher for any purchase made before midnight. At midnight, you will be able to exchange your voucher for your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. WE WILL NOT START HANDING OUT VOUCHERS UNTIL WE REOPEN AT 8PM. However, you can pre-order books in store that day.

We urge you to pre-order your books in advance of our event! By pre-ordering your books, you can skip the long line of those paying for their books that evening and just get your vouchers and packet, which will be waiting for you at the front desk.

Let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook.
**Event time subject to change

BK: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Midnight Release Party (co-presented by Villain and Hypable.com)

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Calling all Brooklyn Harry Potter lovers. We are throwing a PARTY with our Williamsburg friends Villain LLC. Relive the Midnight Releases of your youth, but this time, WITH BOOZE!‪ ‎Butterbeer‬ and other HP themed drinks will be available for purchase.

The event is all-ages but we will be IDing at the door (under 21 attendees will not be served). Come join your fellow Harry Potter fans for a fun-filled evening as you eagerly await the next installment of Harry Potter. All tickets include 1 copy of the book to be handed out at the exact moment the clock strikes 12AM. Have a slice of Harry’s birthday cake, sip a few beverages and nibble on some sugary goodies.

Fine Print: All tickets are non-refundable. Each person must have a ticket to enter (exceptions for children under the age of 12, who can accompany an adult ticket holder. Each adult ticket holder can bring a maximum of one child under the age of 12).

Purchasing the book guarantees you entry to the Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on July 30th at Villain LLC (50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party

Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations)
Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00 PM

Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities!

Special Instructions:
Customers can also enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints Sweepstakes for a chance to win a set of 7 Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints, available exclusively at B&N. Ask a bookseller for complete details and Official Rules.

Barnes and Nobles (multiple locations)
Sunday July 31, 2016 9:00 AM

If you missed our midnight party, or if you read the book and now want to talk about it, join us all day for events and activities as we celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Events July 20-21

LISTEN TO ME Launch with Hannah Pittard, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Amy Gentry, Liz Moore & Arianna Rebolini

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 

Join them for a panel conversation in celebration of Hannah Pittard‘s new novel Listen to Me. Hannah is joined by Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman), Amy Gentry (Good As Gone), and Liz Moore (The Unseen World). Moderated by Arianna Rebolini, senior editor at BuzzFeed.

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Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)

New York, NY 

Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books.

The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare.

In this class you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book. Come join and learn how you can engage in the world of old and rare books.

Michael Gross, Focus, Hosted by Alina Cho, Journalist and Editor-at-Large Ballantine Bantam Dell, Style & Fashion Genre

grossphoto-162x232July 20, 2016 at 12:30pm–1:30pm
Bryant Park Reading Room

Michael Gross, Bestselling Author of 740 Park, House of Outrageous Fortune, Model

From Richard Avedon to Irving Penn, front-row and backstage reporters share never-before-told anecdotes and give insight into the highs and lows of fashion photography and the people behind the camera.

Hosted by Alina Cho, Journalist and Editor-at-Large Ballantine Bantam Dell, Style & Fashion Genre

Emma Straub and Stuart Nadler (Livestream)

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
McNally Jackson 
52 Prince St.
New York, NY

Emma Straub’s Modern Lovers, a New York Times Bestseller, tells the story of three young friends becoming old enough to watch their own children come of age. According to The New York Times, Straub “captures the jagged highs and lows of adolescence with freshness and precision, and the decades-long relationships of old college friends with a wry understanding of how time has both changed (and not changed) old dynamics.” Emma Straub has written for Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, and Rookie, and is the author of two previous novels, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and the New York Times Bestseller The Vacationers. Lorrie Moore says, “Emma Straub is a magician, full of brilliance and surprise.”

She will be joined by Stuart Nadler, for the New York launch of his new novel The Inseparables, an account of three generations of women dealing with unwanted disclosures, discoveries of secrets, and catastrophic relationships. Stuart Nadler is previously the author of the novel Wise Men and the short story collection The Book of Life, as well as a recipient of the 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation. “Stuart Nadler’s savage wit and incendiary insights mix in this brilliant, funny and deeply moving novel to give us a glimpse into the generational moment we’re all living in,” says Alexander Chee. “This is a novel about how our culture treats sex, and the lives—and rights—of women of any age.”