#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 →

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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 →

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 →

The Wider World of Publishing Event Review

Last night, the Society of Young Publishers hosted 'The Wider World of Publishing', an event focused on jobs and companies that support the publishing industry, but don't necessarily work in the middle of it. The guest speakers were Aki Schilz from The Literary Consultancy, Sheerin Aswat from the London Book Fair, Zoe Plant, a Senior... Continue Reading →

What am I reading in January?

This month, I aim to read and review the following books by the 8th February: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp Ascent by Luke Walker Last Cry by Anna-Lou Weatherley Hangman by Daniel Cole The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements My first review will come on Friday for Before I Let Go. This book... Continue Reading →

My Journey to Success…

So, I am about to graduate from university, and I am getting nervous. I have not yet received my results, and one bad mark could knock my grade, and I have not yet secured a graduate job. I have probably sent off about forty job applications, had at least ten telephone interviews, and will have... Continue Reading →

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