#WorkinPublishing: Moving from academic to trade

If you hadn't noticed by now on Twitter, I have made the proud leap from academic publishing to trade fiction publishing in the last couple of weeks. While I fully enjoyed academic, especially the resources and training, there's nothing quite like understanding every word you're reading and getting excited about tweeting for books you absolutely... Continue Reading →

#WorkinPublishing Make your CV short and sweet

Applying for a job in publishing can be one of the most daunting things, as you wonder what experience will be the most relevant and should you add in that week of work experience for a local newspaper when you were 14? Well, after applying for literally hundreds of entry level jobs about a year... Continue Reading →

New Year, new job? #Workinpublishing in 2019

As can be seen through a quick Google search, the publishing industry is expanding in many ways. It is becoming more inclusive, promoting diversity and expanding its reach across the UK. The Northern Fiction Alliance are making huge strides toward publishing reaching past London, and publishers such as Sharmaine Lovegrove's Dialogue Books mean that there... 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 →

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 →

Get a Job in Publishing Course Review

Last weekend, I attended The Literary Consultancy's course 'Get a Job in Publishing', designed for graduates, first-time jobbers and more experienced professionals who want to change their industry. The course offered insight into the various routes into publishing careers - traditional and controversial - and included some excellent, inspiring speakers from a variety of backgrounds.... Continue Reading →

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