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 →

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Summer is flying by! From July to August…

So, I am going to apologise in advance for my lack of reviews and posts in July. But it has been too hot to sit inside, outside or anywhere statically and read for me. So I've been in the gym, where there is a constant supply of air conditioning, but I cannot get as much... 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 →

6 month round-up!

My top books of 2018 so far... Looking back over the past six months, I have read some incredible fiction, but certain books have definitely stood out more than others. Here's a list of my favourite books of 2018 so far. Highlights from January: 2 books from January really stood out to me; 1. Need... Continue Reading →

Welcoming July

A short round-up of June and a look toward July! What I've read and reviewed in June... Stripey Enid 5* Deep Fear 4* The Puppet Show 5* Thirteen 5* The Tall Man 3.5* Tubing 4* The Hanging Women 4* The Story Collector 3.5* You Were Made For This 3* Mythos 5* What I'm going to... Continue Reading →

Consider it: Academic Publishing

Okay, entry level publishing hopefuls, I understand that you all want to be Editorial Assistants at Harper Collins or Little, Brown. But, just take a second and consider a different path; one in academic publishing. Why? I will give you a list of reasons why: Entry level pay: As much as we don't like to... Continue Reading →

Careers Speed Dating Review

On Tuesday, I attended a brilliant Society of Young Publishers event; Careers Speed Dating. This event was brilliant for everyone, I felt, as there was a large range of speakers in attendance, from assistants to managers. I got a LOT of information out of it, learning about other departments and areas that have a lot... Continue Reading →

My June reading list…

Time is flying in 2018! I cannot believe that I am 6 weeks into my job at Springer Nature, my blog and social profiles are growing still and people actually want to read my blabbering thoughts on books! A big thanks halfway through the year to all my followers old and new. New things in... Continue Reading →

Why publishing needs to be INCLUSIVE…

...Diverse. Ask someone at least 20 years older than you what their view of publishing is. I'll bet that they will all say middle class white males editing literary fiction and publishing it. They will think of suits, cigars and whisky. You will be shocked as you think of the young, female-dominated crowds at publishing... Continue Reading →

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