Author: Sophie Eminson

A day in the life: Marketing in Academic Publishing

I am Sophie Eminson, a marketing assistant at Springer Nature, and a book blogger at www.romanticsrebelsandreviews.wordpress.com, where I also share insights into the publishing industry and job hunting tips. I am also the Communications Officer for the Society of Young Publishers 2019 committee. I currently work on the biggest journal in the world, Scientific Reports, and am looking forward to sharing my experience of marketing in academic publishing with you.

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Riff Raff

5 things I’ve learnt from working with debut authors

The primary motivation for starting The Riff Raff in May 2017 was to champion the work of debut authors. To Rosy and I, two debut authors ourselves, it seemed there wasn’t enough being done to celebrate the enormous achievement of being published for the first time. From meeting and interviewing over 130 debut authors since we started at our events and on podcast, I’ve established some of the qualities debut authors tend have in common, and a few ways their inaugural flight into the world of publishing could be eased by the professionals they work with…

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Don't Hold My Head Down

Cover design case study: Don’t Hold My Head Down

It’s a privilege to do what I do. I love having an idea and seeing it become a book cover. Every now and then, a design goes beyond the page and teaches you something about yourself. Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes, published by Unbound, did that for me.

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Running a Successful Internship

In the seven years I’ve been managing the Profile internship, nearly one hundred interns have fought with our franking machine, climbed mountains of slush, checked hundreds of indexes, and made numberless cups of tea. I think almost all of them have found the experience to be rewarding. It’s a good internship and it works. So how do we do it?

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Publishing Australia

How the UK publishing industry compares to the Australian industry

Ella Chapman is the Head of Marketing Communications at Hachette Australia. Previously she worked in London at Quercus and Little, Brown. You can follow @EllaLChapman.

I moved to Sydney with my husband in March 2017 for the simple reason of trying something new. Before that I’d worked in UK publishing for six years, first at a business publisher and then in trade publishing.

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Catalogue season is here again (but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare)

The time: early evening, late February. The place: a dark office, desks piled with books, Jiffy bags, and full-colour A3 print-outs of spreadsheets. A woman sits, hunched, bathed in the glow of a screen, on which colourful rectangles dance. 

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Simon & Schuster

Marketing Executive [JOB POSTING]

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Simon & Schuster UK is home to some of the most distinctive fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. We work intimately with our authors while providing a platform for huge international success.

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Production Assistant

Production Assistant [JOB POSTING]

Job Title: Production Assistant, full time

Job Location: London, UK

The Quarto Group are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to join their busy Children’s Production team. This is a great opportunity to work on a wide range of children’s books and learn about the production process.

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Publicity

Publicists: A few things your authors would like you to know

I have been working as a publicist for… well, let’s just say that it turned out to be a rather horrifying number of years when I added it up, but I recently gained a new insight into the author’s experience. I had edited a handful of poetry anthologies for which I handled the publicity myself, but in 2018 my latest – She is Fierce – was published by Macmillan’s Children’s Books. Thanks to their excellent publicity team, especially my publicist Amber Ivatt, it was a brilliant experience being on the other side of the campaign and underlined for me several points that were hugely valuable to me as an author. So, publicists, here are some things your authors would like you to know:

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Editing well

Is there a business case for editing well?

Last year’s Man Booker panel took a swipe at the editorial standards of some of the submissions they received. The industry response combined defensiveness with begrudging acknowledgement. But whether or not you’d agree with slipping standards, many editors, and not just those of literary fiction, will tell you how hard it is to find the time for a ‘good edit’, and perhaps harder still to justify one.

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Sensitivity reading: what you need to know, and why it matters

Sensitivity reading, and other practices such as using inclusive language, are becoming ever more important in publishing. If you’ve not heard of sensitivity reading (sometimes called diversity reading), here’s a quick crash course.

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So you want to work in Publishing? How to get the most out of your Internship

Almost everyone does more than one internship before they find a permanent job. In the six years I’ve been managing the Internship Programme at Profile Books the number of placements I see on prospective intern CVs has gone up. In 2012, it was one or two. The average now (before they even get interviewed for our internship) is four.  Most of these are for placements of less than one month – many of them only one or two weeks. You might not think something so short-term could provide any useful training. But even a one-week placement somewhere can be valuable if you go in with a plan.

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