The world of book publishing is highly insular, highly competitive, and notoriously difficult to break into. Particularly in New York City, the industry epicenter, job seekers often struggle to stand out from a crowded field of equally qualified candidates. In order to get a foot in the door, many aspiring publishing professionals turn to internships, where they hope to gain hands-on work experience and forge connections with established industry pros.
While it is important to respect our consumer base of the past, the consumer base of the future will no doubt be born out of the marriage between brands and social activism.
Realistically, most first-time authors seeking out a literary agent to pitch their book probably aren’t going to know all there is to know about their respective genre, and that is where the agent comes into play.
It wasn’t just that I was older and participating as a team member rather than an attendee. The 2017 conference was a softer, more intimate affair.
Frances: While siblings are always a disappointment, your friends are not—especially when you get to work with them. And at Ooligan Press, we have been increasing the amount of projects we collaborate on, so being able to successfully work with others is a key part of the program. There are two publisher’s assistants, so obviously […]
A new revolutionary war could be waged with the United States of America’s greatest ally: the United Kingdom. The battles will not be on the sea nor in the sky, nor will they be fought with firearms. Instead, it will be fought behind closed doors as the American publishing industry fights against the United Kingdom […]