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How to Get a Job in Publishing: A Really Practical Guide to Careers in Books and Magazines

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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: Work ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published 2008 by A. & C. Black
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Becky Brown
Nov 23, 2015 Becky Brown rated it it was amazing
If I ever get a job in publishing I will up the rating to 5 stars...

Mandy Jo
Sep 24, 2012 Mandy Jo rated it really liked it

This week’s headline? creativity harnessed, distributed

Why this book? relevant right now

Which book format? "the basic codex"

Primary reading environment? bed, bath, beach

Any preconceived notions? boundarylessness and disintermediation

Identify most with? arrogance vs boldness

Three 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 caree
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Luna
Feb 07, 2015 Luna rated it really liked it
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.
Rachael McDiarmid
Aug 07, 2011 Rachael McDiarmid rated it it was amazing
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)
Feb 10, 2015 Kathy (another great etcetera) rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
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good advice, some very basic if you have even the slightest experience in publishing, and some, as it happens, already out-of-date - but all in all not a waste of your time as a young professional or soon-to-be that.
Marie-Louise
Sep 10, 2014 Marie-Louise rated it really liked it
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.
Jovita
Jan 31, 2015 Jovita rated it it was amazing
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 :)
Liz
Apr 12, 2009 Liz rated it it was amazing
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.
Emily
Mar 25, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
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.
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Aug 31, 2012 Exportswede rated it it was amazing
Book by my former lecturer, so I had to buy it
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