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Welcome to the New M.S. in Publishing Director

Sherman Raskin introducing Manuela Soares as the new M.S. in Publishing Director at the Spring 2018 Student & Alumni Appreciation Dinner. (Photo: Rachael Kelly)

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.

Congratulations, Professor Soares!

Jobs & Internships | July 18–24

DeFiore and Company | Fall 2018 Internship

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship (For school credit only)
Experience: Entry-level

DeFiore and Company is a literary agency that was founded in 1999 by Brian DeFiore, who worked 20+ years at top publishing houses such as St. Martin’s Press, Hyperion, and Random House Publishing Group. To date, DeFiore and Company consists of fourteen agents, who all believe in helping “authors make their work the best it can possibly be.” Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | July 18–24”

Beijing Meets Big Data

Pace Publishing Welcomes
the China Publishing Group

Kirsten D. Sandberg

Mr. Zhou of China Publishing and Media Holdings introduces his colleagues to Prof. Sandberg and Prof. Lian.

For three weeks, from May 14 to May 30, Pace University hosted a delegation of Chinese publishing executives and engineers from the Beijing-based China Publishing Group. They came to meet their counterparts in New York and attend Book Expo at the Javits Center.

Co-directed by Professors Xiao Chuan Lian and Kirsten Sandberg, the three-week program focused on how to use big data across the publishing value chain and how to launch subscription-based educational podcasts, which are wildly popular and increasingly profitable in China. Continue reading “Beijing Meets Big Data”

Jobs & Internships | June 13 – 19

Hachette Books | Publicity Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Hachette Book Group, one of the Big 5 publishers, is “a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world.” Hachette is made up of eight publishing groups: Little, Brown and Company; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Grand Central Publishing; Perseus Books; Orbit; Hachette Books; Hachette Nashville; and Hachette Audio. Some of its authors include: Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Tina Fey, Newt Gingrich, Neil Patrick Harris, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, and James Patterson. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | June 13 – 19”

Quote of the Week | Diversity at BookExpo 2018

BookExpo America (BEA) is considered to be “the #1 book and author event” within the publishing industry. While its sister event BookCon is more geared toward consumers, BEA provides a more business-like environment for publishing professionals. BEA is a place “to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers, and learn from industry leaders and peers.” It’s one of the few moments when publishing professionals, authors, and readers can come together to discuss the future of the book industry. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Diversity at BookExpo 2018”