I have to finally accept that it’s too late to say ‘Happy New Year’, but we’re right on time to say ‘Happy new Unplugged series!’ The 2019 series of BookMachine Unplugged events kicked off on Wednesday 20 February at a new venue, The Century Club, with a focus on the theme of accessibility. BookMachine Editorial Board member Ken Jones, our Production specialist, and his panel Huw Alexander, Stacy Rowe and Alicia Wise provided important insights into why accessibility matters and what we need to be doing about it.
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?
We are an award-winning Christian Publisher which produces a range of books from children’s stories to academic titles, and we are looking to complete our in-house sales team.
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.
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.
SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, MATERNITY COVER, FIXED TERM CONTRACT
Closing date: 13 February 2019
Company: Simon & Schuster UK
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:
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.
Schofield & Sims is seeking an enthusiastic Editorial and Marketing Assistant to join their central London office, where you will be working on educational resources for both the school and trade markets.
Supadu is a leading provider of web design, eCommerce and data solutions for Trade Publishers, University Presses, Journals & Educational Publishers.
Supadu is looking for an experienced Digital Account Manager to join their busy team headquarters in London. The Digital Account Manager, reporting to the Commercial Director, will sit within the sales team. Their role is to focus on customer retention and build new sales using their proprietary Software (SaaS) platform Supafolio.
In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining existing and new customer relationships to drive revenue. You will work with all departments within the company including product, project, developers and accounts.
They are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is a self-starter.
Experience in the Publishing industry is essential.
Out of House Publishing Solutions is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. We offer a comprehensive project management service for every kind of publishing project, and we are currently looking for a project editor to come and work on our expanding list of education titles. This exciting and varied new role will be vital to the education team in continuing to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality print and digital projects for our clients.
Applications close on 19/11/2018
For salary information and other details and to apply, please click here.
“A publishing house is a fragile organism, dear sir,” he says. “If at any point something goes askew, then the disorder spreads, chaos opens beneath our feet. Forgive me, won’t you? When I think about it I have an attack of vertigo.” And he covers his eyes, as if pursued by the sight of billions of pages, lines, words, whirling in a dust storm.”
Italo Calvino, If On a Winter’s Night a TravellerStarting her interview with this great quote as she’s a passionate Calvino devotee, Maria Giovanna Brauzzi is Assistant Editor on the Education list at Bloomsbury Academic. Francesca Zunino Harper asked her some questions to know more about what working at an academic publisher involves on a day to day basis.
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