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The Future of Publishing

Check out this article on the future of book publishing in China from The Guardian UK entitled Has China Found the Future of Publishing? Also from The Guardian: Why Trailblazing Amazon Should Take on the Publishing Establishment. The future of publishing in India and other developing nations is a hot topic right now. Read this […]

So You Want to Be a Publicist?

From creating author itineraries to planning book events, we’ll breakdown the myth of the frazzled publicist. Stay tuned! Here is a sneak peak. Publicists are in charge of: writing galley letters and press releases planning authors tours and events escorting authors to events, readings, and interviews working closely with sales and marketing teams contacting media […]

Substantive, Copyediting, and Proofreading

There are many different types of editing involved in the production of a printed book. Here is a brief breakdown of the editing process: 1) Substantive Editing: The substantive edit is generally the first edit done on a new manuscript. This is a big picture edit that addresses major structural, plot, and content issues of the […]

Volunteering at a Publishing House

I’m a big believer that who you work with determines about 70% of satisfaction in a workplace. And there’s this real thing called corporate culture—also known as corporate ethos—that’s an important factor as well. I volunteered two afternoons a week at a mid-sized house when I was about 28, bartending and writing and trying to […]

Publishing Internships

Thinking about joining intern alley? Find out what it’s really like to be an intern at a publishing house. Coming soon, personal accounts, no-holds-barred stories of the glories and daily grunt work of doing an internship in book publishing. From large multi-nationals companies to small presses, we’ve got a range of stories to share with you. […]

Book Editing and Micro-Books

I’m looking forward to a time when only a devoted specialist with abilities and endurance left over from a bygone age is able to edit books of 300 pages or longer. In some real ways, I can’t stand editing long books. For those of you who are aspirants to book editing, let me tell you, being […]

How To Become a Graphic Designer

Image from So, you are interested in doing design, but aren’t quite sure how to get started. First off, it takes an artistic and creative person to make it in graphic design. A really good graphic designer can spot trends before they are popular, work well with others on team projects, and think outside […]

Check Out this Great New Ebook Series!

A Very Brief History of the Publishing Industry is the first title in a new ebook mini series on the publishing industry in the English-speaking world. Starting from the buying and publishing patterns pre-World War II, the authors trace the development of corporate houses and multinationals, the birth of new formats to the rebirth of indie publishing […] @storyartscentre Story Arts Centre on Vine Story Arts Centre on Google+