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Careers in the media have always been popular, but publishing is particularly competitive, with thousands of graduatestrying to get a foot in the door. This targeted, practical guide isideal for anyone who wants to work in publishing, whether ontraditional books and magazines or online publications. It will helpreaders to get that all-important first job and includes: WorkCareers in the media have always been popular, but publishing is particularly competitive, with thousands of graduatestrying to get a foot in the door. This targeted, practical guide isideal for anyone who wants to work in publishing, whether ontraditional books and magazines or online publications. It will helpreaders 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...

Title : How to Get a Job in Publishing: A Really Practical Guide to Careers in Books and Magazines
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ISBN : 9780713685039
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Number of Pages : 278 Pages
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How to Get a Job in Publishing: A Really Practical Guide to Careers in Books and Magazines Reviews

  • Becky Brown
    2019-03-13 05:13

    If I ever get a job in publishing I will up the rating to 5 stars...

  • Mandy Jo
    2019-03-08 03:15

    This week’s headline? creativity harnessed, distributedWhy this book? relevant right nowWhich book format? "the basic codex"Primary reading environment? bed, bath, beachAny preconceived notions? boundarylessness and disintermediationIdentify most with? arrogance vs boldnessThree little words? "absolutely insatiable curiosity"Goes well with? "bread and butter"Recommend this to? "You absolute legend."One of the friends I made last time I was here in Ireland was a pastry chef who gave me some career advice that I've followed for most of my twenties: work somewhere for a year, learn what you can, and move on. That has, with a few notable exceptions, been my pattern since undergrad.It seems fitting that, at 30, I'm back in Ireland for grad school, and the first book I choose off the reading list - a guide to obtaining a job in publishing that I hope comes in handy any day now - gives the advice "change jobs every 3 to 5 years without fail." If I do that for the next decade, I'll only have another three jobs before I find my forever career.There's also brief mention in this book of how students are now more consumers than mere absorbers of their education, which is really pertinent as I wait on my loan money to come through. I've been finding ways to squeeze every (Euro) penny's worth out of this year of grad school.This book was very helpful, though it was written in 2008, right on the cusp of the digital change. The writers acknowledge this, and it was almost like I was waiting for them to drop the word "Kindle." So while the advice isn't so much outdated as incomplete, it still gives a very thorough overview of the business as it existed four years ago.This book also forced me to answer some questions about myself and where I want to work, as well as address some personal blind spots I've been ignoring. The chapters on crafting a CV weren't very insightful, but I'd like to think that's because I've just had so much practice writing resumes that there wasn't much they could tell me. Other cultural accompaniments: the other books on my course reading listGrade: A-I leave you with this: "...experience and contacts (and guts or lifestyle requirements)..."

  • Rachael McDiarmid
    2019-03-20 05:02

    There is no way I can be unbiased. A friend co-wrote it, I know one of the other co-authors, and there's four --- yes four --- quotes from me in the book (must say, interesting choice Susannah!!! one's almost an essay!!!!!!). Glad to know my 20 year career in the book industry came in handy for something.... :)You want a job in publishing, read this. It will get you a foot in the door...

  • Kathy (another great etcetera)
    2019-03-24 04:23

    A readable mix of some very good advice, some very basic if you have even the slightest experience in publishing, and some, as it happens, already out-of-date - but all in all not a waste of your time as a young professional or soon-to-be that.

  • Luna
    2019-03-08 09:00

    Enjoyable, and really useful to understand the dynamics that move the Publishing sector.I found it interesting, I hope it will seriously help me in the future.

  • James
    2019-03-19 09:17

    DISCLAIMER: I finished reading this a few weeks ago so my memories of it are kind of blurry. It's probably slightly better than this bare-bones review would suggest.What it promises:'A really practical guide to careers in books and magazines.' What it delivers:That, more or less? It feels more like an overview than anything else. Inescapable limitations:Hmm. It only really deals with the UK & Australian markets, I think.Pitfalls 🕳️:A realllly dry tone.Bright shining 🌟 moments:Nothing sticks out, tbh.Diverse?: Not in the sense I meant it, no. It is diverse for a publishing book IMO in the sense that it covers Australia and magazines.Monetary value 💸:ICR what I paid for this one, tbh, but I don't know that I'd pay full price for it.Recommend: I think I'd recc this primarily to people who were interested in magazine publishing. I think it's a decent book for book publishing, but not insanely good.

  • Marie-Louise
    2019-03-02 05:05

    I really enjoyed this book and found if very insightful and interesting. It's written in a much chattier and easy style which makes it far easier to retain the information. As an undergraduate aspiring to a career in the publishing industry I found this book to be very helpful. I especially found the 'glossary of terms' to be great for picking up knowledge quickly. I know I will use this book frequently throughout my degree and recommend it to anyone in a similar position to me.

  • Liz
    2019-03-06 07:03

    Very helpful and clear guide to beginning a career in publishing. Provides descriptions of the different job roles in publishing and the personality type each would suit. Contains helpful, practical advice on writing your CV, networking, interviews, and work experience. Excellent for absolute beginners - may be a bit too basic if you already have some experience/knowledge about publishing careers.

  • Jovita
    2019-03-10 09:17

    I found this book informative and also interesting to read. I also smiled a lot while reading it, as authors explained things in informal writing. I guess some things could have been explained more, but overall I read this book with pleasure :)

  • Emily
    2019-02-25 09:15

    I enjoyed reading this book AND feel like I learned a lot from it. The authors come across as knowledgeable, opinionated, and kind - an awesome combination.

  • Exportswede
    2019-02-26 07:00

    Book by my former lecturer, so I had to buy it