Organised by Publishing Scotland and the Booksellers Association, this year the conference, held 22 February 2017, had the highest number of delegates to date with over 200 attendees. Yours truly was attended with a cohort of publishing students and what a day it was! Very interesting and informative. Continue reading
…and read it. The cult series everybody has been raving about for years. I read Book 3 when I was 16 and thought ‘What is all the hype about? If I was 8, I would love this. But I’m not. Why are adults reading this??’ and I carried that with me for over a decade. Did. Not. Get. It. Then on a bus journey from Sydney to Palm Beach (aka Summer Bay), my friend’s cousin spent the hour proselytising about it. Laura had me convinced to give it a chance by the end of the bus journey.
Every week as part of our MLitt, we are lucky enough to have a visiting speaker from a different part of the publishing industry come chat to us about their work. Below is an outline of one of these visits. Continue reading
Last week I discussed various tip on getting into the publishing industry. This week I explain the different types of publishing houses, and the different departments within a typical house, or the ‘publishing chain’ as it’s known.
You love books and reading in general and the behind-the-scenes process of it all intrigues you. Perhaps you want a career in publishing? “But how do I break into this illustrious industry?” I hear you ask. Fear not, this blog is here to guide you on starting out in the industry. In fact, I wish I’d found such a post when I was researching career choices. Continue reading