A Day in the Life: Marketing in Academic Publishing

As it is #workinpublishing week, I thought that it would be appropriate to share my experience of working in publishing! I am a marketing assistant at Springer Nature, for the the journal Scientific Reports. I work on the biggest journal in the world, which has some excellent articles to share and collections to promote. So,... Continue Reading →


Spooktober is over… how I’ll get through November

So, October really has been a crazy busy month for me! I have been reading a lot, trying to prepare for NaNoWriMo, I went to Lisbon for 3 days, followed by a wedding AND ended the month spectacularly by moving to the infamous Abbey Road, where I have beautiful new bookshelves. Needless to say, not... Continue Reading →

#WorkinPublishing: No Normal Routes

After talking to some people who I had never met before, never seen at the SYP or book events but who managed to get the jobs and internships that everybody was after, I came to the conclusion that we need to stop dismissing certain routes into publishing. Firstly, let's debunk what these are: The 'normal'... Continue Reading →

Agh it’s October already!

So, it's nearly Halloween, wahoo! September has been a fun, busy month for me. I went to Ibiza, got back in one piece, organised an editorial board meeting and took on some more responsibilities at work! To recap, this month, I have read and reviewed: The Hunger by Alma Katsu 5* The Corset by Laura... Continue Reading →

Interviewers: who do you think you are?

I have just jumped aboard a thread on Twitter from someone explaining her worst interview experiences, ranging from being told that she would be bored in the role based on her previous experience and that her accent isn't right for various reasons. But the worst one for me was that one company told her that... Continue Reading →

Dear Publishing Graduates…

I am writing to you to let you know how the next year of your life could be. I also want you to know that just because you haven't got onto the Penguin scheme, or an internship with Hachette, that there are other ways to integrate yourself into the book world, while working in similar... Continue Reading →

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