Hello! So I managed to read some and watch some of the absolutely fabulous content that appeared this Work in Publishing Week, and I really wanted to have somewhere to store these helpful posts. Obviously I’d like to shout out the Publishers Association who shared so many interesting things, but also The Publishing Post whose newsletter has become an entry level essential read.
As Always before we get to everyone else’s fabulous posts, here’s some links to mine:
Work Experience Diaries:
Inside Story | Vintage | Seren | University Wales Press
First Month Publishing Update | Three Month Publishing Update
Six Month Publishing Update | One Year Publishing Update
When to Quit: Publishing Update | Two Years in Publishing
Publishing Skills | Dealing with Rejection
Remote Interviews | SYP Podcast ft. Me | Making a Sideways Move
Imposter Syndrome | Q&A video with Me
- Working from home on low pay by In the Read – This post by Niamh Mulvey came to my attention before Work in Publishing week, but I got to read it again when Sam Missingham highlighted on twitter.
The post is from an anonymous writer and explores the negative impact WFH is having on those colleagues in low salaried jobs. It’s a harsh reminder of the gap in living conditions between entry level and senior members of staff, a must read.
- Where to Look for Publishing Jobs from The Publishers Association – This is pretty self explanatory, but there were a few agencies that I hadn’t heard of in this post!
- Let’s get you a Graduate Job in Publishing from Let’s get you a f**kin’ job podcast – Absolutely fantastic sixty minute podcast talking to some wonderful publishing professionals about their careers.
- Be true to you and don’t fake it: Tips for getting into the publishing industry from Transforming Society – Really great to get some tips from someone working in Academic publishing, in the form of Jo Greig from Bristol University Press!
- Jobs you didn’t know existed from PRH – Ah, this was a really interesting read and explored the wide variety of roles in publishing including Archive Assistant, Data Scientist, and Creative Responsibility Exec.
- Career Tips from Creative Access – This is a fab post penned by Hannah Bond for Creative Access giving seven lovely tips for those looking to get into the industry.
- Top Tips for your CV from The Publishers Association – Lovely video that includes a variety of publishing professionals giving you their CV tips.
- The Work in Publishing Hub from Harper Collins – There’s a fricken CV template in here, take a look!
- How I got into Publishing: Interview with Carl Smith by Ain’s Notes – Lovely post from the wonderful Ain Chiara quizzing Carl Smith (ThatPubBlogger) on his career and getting tips for those looking to get into books. There’s a great twitter thread of all Ain’s interviews here.
- First Week in Publishing by Brittany Willis – Really detailed and interesting post about Brittany’s first week as an Editorial and Audio Assistant.
- Audio Tips from Rebecca Fortuin – Interesting twitter thread about all things audio, and lots of tips when it comes to what to listen to and who to follow.
- Upskilling in Editorial from The Publishing Post – There’s some great recommendations in this post, including my fave LinkedIn Learning.
Marketing & Publicity
- How did I get into Publishing by PubInterns – I love a good how I got my role post and this one is no exception, this one covers publicity!
- Metadata 101 by Anna Cunnane – I’ve put this in my marketing/publicity section because that’s who deals with it at my company. This is such an interesting post, and shows how essential metadata is to the success of a book.
- A Remote Interns Perspective by Hannah Sothcott – Lovely post from Comma Press’s Marketing and Production intern, it’s great to see publishers offering remote work experience opportunities.
- Industry Insights with Micaela Alcaino by The Publishing Post – This post is absolutely fascinating and it’s with the designer of The Binding, one of my favourite book designs ever, Micaela Alcaino. I feel like posts about a career in book design are so rare, and this one is a great read.
- All about … book jacked design from Kay Peddle Literary Agency – This is short and sweet post from Anna Green about her role in book design.
- What actually happens in production? podcast from SYP Oxford – This one makes for a great listen with Amy Wong demystifying production!
I haven’t included any of the fabulous webinars that went on that week, a full time job does not make for good webinar attendance, but I loved all the fantastic content I managed to get through. I didn’t manage to get through as much content as I would have liked, see production for that one podcast link, but I have definite plans with myself to make my way through the #WorkinPublishing twitter feed!