#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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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