November 11, 2015
A college senior told a friend of mine, "I think I'd like to work in publishing."
So the friend asked me, "Do you have any suggestions I could offer her?" Here's what I said.
The basic piece of advice I give folks interested in publishing is, "Be willing to take any job just to get your foot in the door." So whether it is marketing or sales or design or production or editorial or operations or as a receptionist--take it. Here's why.
So again, I would say don't dismiss a job opening just because it isn't exactly at the heart of what you think you are looking for. Just get in the door.
October 27, 2015
Once again another survey has emerged noting the decline of book reading among Americans across all formats--print, digital or audio. The new Pew Research Center Survey confirms a long-term trend. As more forms of entertainment arise and as education levels decline, reading goes down.Continue reading "Lighting a Candle Instead of Cursing the Lack of Reading"
October 20, 2015
What about self-publishing?
October 13, 2015
What about academics writing for a general readership?Continue reading "Questions Academic Authors Should Ask (3)"
October 8, 2015
In my last post I offered a few questions academic authors should be asking before they start thinking about a manuscript. Here are some more.
Aren't simultaneous submissions taboo?Continue reading "Questions Academic Authors Should Ask (2)"
October 6, 2015
Sometimes academic authors come to me as an editor with questions about book publishing. Too often they do not. They simply have their proposed manuscript to present. As a result, they sometimes make missteps on the road to publication. As we approach the season of academic conferences where I will be meeting dozens of prospective authors, here are some questions they should be asking.Continue reading "Questions Academic Authors Should Ask (1)"