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Spotlights and Sound Bites: Tiffany Kim, Production Assistant at Penguin Group

Spotlights and Sound Bites: Tiffany Kim, Production Assistant at Penguin Group
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Tiffany Kim is a Production Assistant at Penguin Group. Her team produces books for several of Penguin’s many imprints, including Dutton, Putnam Trade, Blue Rider Press Trade, DAW, and Plume. I sat down with Tiffany one summer Friday afternoon to talk about her career path so far, what it takes to work in Production,...
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Spotlights and Sound Bites: Academic Custom Publishing

Spotlights and Sound Bites: Academic Custom Publishing
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Normally when a student picks up their textbook in the shop, there are about five other identical copies directly behind it.  You’re familiar with this scenario, but it isn’t the only version of the start-of-year frenzy for schoolbooks. Due to a group known as the custom publishing department, there can be many variations on...
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Spotlights and Soundbites: A Day in the Life of an Assistant Editor

Spotlights and Soundbites: A Day in the Life of an Assistant Editor
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YPG fired its ten best questions at Allison Carroll, Assistant Editor at Harlequin, to learn more about what is arguably the most popular department in publishing. 1. Your typical workday looks something like this: I’m not sure there is a typical day on the job. There’s e-mail, reading, editing, meetings, and more e-mail, but...
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Spotlights and Sound Bites: Digital Books Assistant Producer

Spotlights and Sound Bites: Digital Books Assistant Producer

Each YPG Spotlight features a different position in our industry. Whether you’re looking to move over to a new department, break into the industry, or just learn more about each step in the publishing process, we hope you find this series informative and interesting! Here we talk to Ellen Maddy, a Digital Books Assistant Producer...
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Spotlights and Sound Bites: A Day in the Life of Advertising/Promotions

Spotlights and Sound Bites: A Day in the Life of Advertising/Promotions

Editorial is not the only avenue into publishing! To expand and enlighten readers who might be unfamiliar with lesser-known departments, here’s a glimpse into what may be uncharted grounds: the ad/promo scene, from an assistant’s perspective.
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Spotlights and Sound Bites: A Day in the Life of Managing Editorial

Spotlights and Sound Bites: A Day in the Life of Managing Editorial

Quick, name the departments that make up a publishing house. Okay, now check out your list. I’m sure you identified the big ones: editorial, publicity, sales. But did you remember to include the managing editorial department? Are you familiar with it or what it does? If not, here’s a peek behind the scenes.
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