SYP: How To Get Into & Ahead In Publishing

Yesterday, I took the afternoon off and headed to the London Book Fair, the UK's biggest publishing event where rights are acquired, book deals signed and much wine drunk. I was there to assist with and live-tweet during the SYP How To Get Into Publishing and How To Get Ahead In Publishing panel events along... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Minorities ARE writing

I am about to write a blog post which I feel needs to be written. I will try not to get angry or rant too much, but I can't make any promises. At a panel event last month, I heard the director of a successful independent publisher say that he thinks that BAME/minority authors were... Continue Reading →

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