How to Get a Job in Publishing

How to Get a Job in Publishing : A Really Practical Guide to Careers in Books and Magazines

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Careers in the media have always been popular, but publishing is particularly competitive, with thousands of graduates trying to get a foot in the door. This targeted, practical guide is ideal for anyone who wants to work in publishing, whether on traditional books and magazines or online publications. It will help readers to get that all-important first job and includes: Working out if publishing really is for you Overviews of different types of publishing Explanations of different roles and departments (editorial, production, sales, marketing and so on) Top tips on how to make it in the industry Advice from leading industry figures
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 313g
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0713685034
  • 9780713685039
  • 312,968

Table of contents

Forewords On Books, by Richard Charkin On Magazines, by Linda Kelsey Introduction PART I: Publishing - what's it all about? 1. Why publishing and why you? 2. Where is publishing heading? 3. About book publishing 4. About journal publishing 5. About magazine publishing 6. About e-publishing PART II: About you 7. What kind of person are you? 8. Getting ready for your job in publishing 9. What kind of publishing job is right for you? PART III: How to get your job 10. Before you start... 11. How to create a stunning CV 12. How to put together a job application 13. How to get yourself out there 14. How to find advertised jobs 15. How to use a recruitment agency 16. How to do a great interview 17. How to handle a job offer 18. How to get an international job in publishing 19. Your first job in publishing and your future in publishing Appendix Glossary of publishing terms Index
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Review quote

'I reckon that anyone who genuinely wants a career in the book or magazine business should read this from cover to cover and back again... This is the Wisden of how to get into publishing.' Richard Charkin, Executive Director, Bloomsbury Publishing
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About Alison Baverstock

Alison Baverstock is a former publisher and now author, who writes about writing, publishing and creativity. Her previous books for A&C Black include Is There A Book in You? and Marketing Your Book: An Author's Guide. She is Course Leader of the MA in Publishing at Kingston University and her website is
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Having worked in publishing for thirty years and lectured to careers services about what it is like as an occupation for much of that time, I bought this book to see how how another's approach matched my take on the industry. I knew of Alison Baverstock's involvement in training and advice through her long-time work at the Publishing Training Centre and Kingston University. Her (and her fellow writers') love of the industry comes shining through, but the views are not through rose-tinted spectacles. It is honest and direct, and captures both the frustrations and rewards of the work. It gives realistic and practical advice with checklists and anecdotes, and is thus an ideal companion to Giles Clark's Inside Book Publishing which is more analytical and textbook-like. Anyone seriously considering applying to work in book publishing should read both books - and How To ... has the added benefit of covering magazine publishing more
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