World Book Night

What is World Book Night?

For the past two years independent organization World Book Night has been promoting the joy of reading for those who do not have access to books. Every level of publishing professional joins together to make this philanthropic endeavor a reality. On April 23, 2014, thousands of people will receive free books due to the careful planning of the WBN staff.

How does it work?

  • A panel made of independent librarians and booksellers meet and select 30 books appropriate for this project, both classics and new novels, some in Spanish.
  •  Authors agree to forgo royalties for books selected for this project
  • Publishers print special editions of the books selected and pay all the costs of production
  • Members of the public (vetted by application) hand out copies of the books in their community
  • People read!

Want to help with their project? Click to get involved and sign up for their newsletter.

Job Opportunity

MeeGenius is a digital reading company and our mission is to help kids foster a love of reading. We have an extensive library of over hundreds of beautifully illustrated e-books for children, each professionally narrated with our read along technology. Our e-book reader apps and bookstore can be found on all major platforms and mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, web, Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, and soon, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Installed on over 2 million mobile devices and used by over 3,000 teachers, any time can be story time.

We are looking for a Freelance Editor to support our Content and Production team. We need a person with professional editorial experience, who’s excited about digital media and cultivating children’s love of reading. The Freelance Editor will be responsible for working with a variety of different titles for children ages 0-8, maintaining the consistency and quality of the titles, and maintaining communication with their primary point of contact in the Content and Production team on a regular basis. The position will be paid as an hourly wage.

To be a strong fit for the role of Freelance Editor you will need to:

  • Assist in the editorial development, planning, and execution of MeeGenius books
  • Review and edit manuscripts
  • Ensure all personal deadlines are met
  • Communicate with the Content and Production team during all phases of development and troubleshoot any related issues
  • Excellent attention to detail, be able to identify and solve problems, and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and have a proven ability to organize time and meet deadlines along with being an active team player.
  • Applicants with a degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate professional editorial experience

 

To apply for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your editorial capabilities (only pieces that would be appropriate for a 0-8 audience), a current resume, and a cover letter as attachments to jobs@meegenius.com. Please include your name in the subject line of the e-mail as well as the position that you are applying for. For all questions and queries regarding the position, please contact us at jobs@meegenius.com.

Internship: Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency

The Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency, Inc. is seeking an intern. The internship entails a great deal of reading and evaluating query letters, proposals, and manuscripts. Sometimes line editing for typos and grammatical errors, and sometimes editing for content. Interns can become heavily involved with the submissions process by learning how to do everything from writing the submissions letters to preparing and sending out the packages. There is also a lot of general office work involved including filing, copying, faxing, answering the phone, etc. Applicants should be able to commit at a minimum of 10 hours a week.

The internship is not a paid position.  However, if eligible, they can receive credits towards their degree.

If students are interested in the internship, they should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu