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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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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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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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BookMachine launches brand spanking new event series: BookMachine Unplugged 2019

The popular event series is back, covering key industry topics – Production, Editorial, Tech, Marcomms, Audio and Design. This year there will be 6 Unplugged events, with 6 hosts, more than 18 confirmed speakers, 1 brand new venue and an awards ceremony.

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Riff Raff

Behind the scenes at The Riff Raff: why we built a community for debut authors

This is an interview with Amy Baker, founder of The Riff Raff. Amy is also author of Miss-Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America, and a freelance writer, writing travel and lifestyle content for a range of publications. Learn more about The Riff Raff, and follow them on Twitter.

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Future of Publishing 2018

Get trusted, get real, get integrated partnerships and contextual messaging: The Present and Future of Publishing 2018

The Present and Future of Publishing event held at WeWork Holborn on 13th November 2018 was an eclectic mix of people and presentations. Sponsored by Sovrn, the advertising tech company for publishers, together with Bibblio, the content-enhancing tool for digital publishers, it started by launching the first Media Moments 2018 report. This analysis was written by the team behind the Media Voices podcast (Esther Kezia Thorpe, Chris Sutcliffe and Peter Houston) for the What’s New In Publishing website, and again sponsored by Sovrn.

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Future of Publishing 2018

Content is still king: The first State of Media and Publishing in Digital meetup

Francesca Zunino Harper is a linguist, translator, and publishing professional. She worked in the British and international academia researching on comparative literatures,  translation, and women’s and environmental humanities for several years. She now works in the Humanities and Social Sciences area of publishing. You can follow her @ZuninoFrancesca.

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Rebranding: more than just a publicity exercise

Emma Barnes taught herself to code after founding her own independent publisher, Snowbooks. She went on to build Bibliocloud, the next-generation publishing system. Now she’s on a mission to promote tech skills within the publishing industry and beyond.

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Typefi

Solutions Consultant—Standards [JOB POSTING]

Typefi is a global leader in single-source automated publishing software for print, web and mobile, enabling people to publish their content in more formats—and up to 80% faster—without compromising on design or content integrity.

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A double life in publishing: Interview with Yasmin Kane, publisher and literary agent

A literary agent for 14 years, Yasmin Kane set up her own publishing house, Three Hares Publishing, in 2014. A firm believer that you need to move with your times, Yasmin strives to be at the cusp of change in a continuously evolving and fast-paced industry. Her agency, Kane Literary Agency, specialises in thought-provoking YA and children’s fiction, whereas Three Hares publishes adult, YA and children’s fiction. 

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Inclusivity and Publishing

Inclusivity and Publishing: Where are we not looking? And how can you help?

Brittany Yost is a student at University College London pursuing her Masters in Publishing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Communication Studies with an emphasis in Intercultural Communications. She has served on two separate professional diversity committees and has been leading inclusivity and bias training seminars since 2010. She is originally from Seattle but enjoys venturing between her home city and London.

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