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An Interview Podcast about Working in Publishing Publishing Insight features publishing professionals across a wide array of roles. They tell us about their career path, the latest trends in the book trade and give advice for job seekers and book recommendations for all of us book lovers.

An Interview Podcast about Working in Publishing Publishing Insight features publishing professionals across a wide array of roles. They tell us about their career path, the latest trends in the book trade and give advice for job seekers and book recommendations for all of us book lovers.
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United Kingdom

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An Interview Podcast about Working in Publishing Publishing Insight features publishing professionals across a wide array of roles. They tell us about their career path, the latest trends in the book trade and give advice for job seekers and book recommendations for all of us book lovers.

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@FlamFlam91

Language:

English


Episodes

15. Thank you

8/11/2018
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A short final episode for the first season of Publishing Insight, to thank the interviewees, the listeners and all the people who have supported the podcast in any form. If you have any feedback on this season or requests for future episodes, get in touch on Twitter @FlamFlam91 or write me an email at flavia.marcocci-2017@brookes.ac.uk Thank you very much, Flavia Portrait illustration by Ellie Beadle. Music: Dig the Uke by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative...

Duration:00:03:10

14. HR Q&A

8/5/2018
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Diane Hobbs is HR & Office Manager at Bloomsbury Publishing Oxford Office. We discussed many topics such as: the importance of internships and work experience; entering the publishing industry later in your career; how to get transferable skills in other industries or in your free time; and how to keep learning and growing. This is the last interview of Season 1 of Publishing Insight, I asked listeners to submit their own questions with the hashtag #AskPublishingInsight and Diane answered...

Duration:00:25:00

13. Design

7/31/2018
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Anna Scully is Assistant Designer at Oxford University Press. She describes the main tasks and responsibilities of a text designer and the differences with working on book covers instead. We also discussed the challenges of an extremely interesting book design, with a walking camel in the running header, and the importance of maths and science for design. In the next episode I will interview an HR professional and would like to ask some of your questions about CVs, cover letters, job...

Duration:00:25:32

12. International Sales

7/22/2018
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Sara Sanchez is International Sales Manager for DK's International Publishing and Licensing Department and in this episode, I went to 80 Strand, London to interview her. Sara works on co-editions with the French market and explains to us why it is so important to keep an open mind and always be on top of the latest trends and what is happening in other markets. Books mentioned: - The Science of Cooking by Stuart Farrimond; - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series. Get in...

Duration:00:18:19

11. Rights

7/21/2018
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Adele Parker is Head of Rights UK at Taylor & Francis. We have talked about many things such as her experience of looking for her first job in publishing before the Internet era, as well as the process and research behind a recent and exciting film deal, and the most important skills to develop to work in Rights. Books mentioned: - William Marshal by David Crouch; - Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie; - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Get in touch on Twitter @FlamFlam91...

Duration:00:20:43

10. Stock Planning

7/16/2018
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Dr Anna Campbell is Stock Planning Analytics Manager at Oxford University Press. She tells us about the main tasks and processes the Stock Planning Department is responsible for and what happens to the books from publication onwards. She is also a researcher and lecturer in Medieval History and explains how she balances these two really different jobs. Books mentioned: - Oxford Companion to the Body; - The Spectator Magazine; - DCI Banks; - Peter Robinson; - Ian Rankin. Get in touch...

Duration:00:18:49

9. Production

7/15/2018
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Kristi Langli is Production Assistant for Thames & Hudson. She told me about her route into book production, recent trends and her passion for paper opacity. She also gave us insights about being a young publisher. Books mentioned: - The Unfinished Palazzo by Judith Mackrell (paperback); - The Parisian Gentleman by Hugo Jacomet; - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; - Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence; - I’m with the Band by Pamela Des Barres; - Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin; - Lost Boy...

Duration:00:29:13

8. Audio Publishing

7/8/2018
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Louise Newton (on Twitter @NewtonLou) is Audio Editor for Little, Brown Book Group and she was London Chair of the Society of Young Publishers in 2017. She told me about her route into audio publishing and what she loves the most about her job. Listen to her advice on how to be heard and be seen when trying to get into publishing and why it is so important to create a section for your personal interests in your cv and highlight also the work experience you have done outside of...

Duration:00:24:41

7. Digital Strategy

7/7/2018
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John Campbell is Head of Digital Strategy at Oxford University Press. In our conversation, he illustrated the main tasks of the different teams in the Digital Strategy area at OUP and he suggested not to specialise too early in your career, but to be flexible and always learn new skills. As regards the future of publishing he stressed how content is pivotal to answer consumer needs. Books mentioned: - The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe - Astérix . Get in touch on Twitter @FlamFlam91 or write...

Duration:00:22:02

6. Freelance Publicist

7/1/2018
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After working for over 10 years in Publicity at Penguin and Transworld, Emma Dowson (on Twitter @EmmaDowson1) decided to start freelancing. We talked the main differences between working in house and freelancing and how to build relationships with authors and journalists. She also reminisces about touring with Bill Bryson, gives advice for aspiring publicists and recommends checking out the activities and events organised by the Publishers’ Publicity Circle. Books mentioned: - - Miss...

Duration:00:19:31

5. Publicity

6/24/2018
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In this episode I interviewed Chloë Rose (on Twitter @ChloeRose1702 ), Press Officer at Ebury, an imprint of PRH. We talked about the main tasks as a Press Officer compared to Publicity Assistants, what she loves the most about Publicity and the advice she would give to people who are applying for entry-level jobs as well as to people trying to reach the next level in their career. You can find Publishing Interns on Twitter @pubinterns . Books mentioned: - The Odyssey by Homer,...

Duration:00:17:25

3. Trade Marketing

6/17/2018
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In this episode, I interviewed Dan Raymond-Barker (on Twitter @danraybar), Books Sales and Marketing Manager at Myriad-New Internationalist. We have talked about what it means to work in a co-operative, the most important skills for aspiring book marketeers and the most interesting marketing campaign he has noticed this year. Books mentioned: - Blacklisted by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain; - One World, a global anthology of short stories; - The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson; -...

Duration:00:24:04

4. Academic Marketing

6/17/2018
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In this episode I interviewed Silvia Dell'Amore, Marketing Assistant at Bloomsbury Academic. We have talked about what it is like to look for a job in publishing as a non-native English speaker, the main differences between academic and trade marketing and the importance of networking and gaining knowledge about all the different departments in a publishing house. Books mentioned: - The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger; - Plainsong by Kent Haruf - It by Stephen King. Get in touch...

Duration:00:25:44

1. Editorial

6/10/2018
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For this first episode, all about working in Editorial, I visited Penguin Random House offices in London to interview Simon Winder, Publishing Director at Penguin Press and Ellen Davies (on Twitter @ellenannedavies), Editorial Assistant. Books mentioned: - Underground Asia by Tim Harper; - Kudos by Rachel Husk; - Good Night stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo; - 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson; - Penguin Monarchs series; - The Penguin Book of the...

Duration:00:41:03

2. Children's Editorial

6/10/2018
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In this episode I talk about working in Children’s Editorial and how to get your dream job, with Christine Modafferi (on Twitter @christinemodaff), Editorial Assistant for Children’s Non-Fiction at Bloomsbury. Books mentioned: - Olobob Top: The Amazing World of Olobob Top by Leigh Hodgkinson and Steve Smith; - Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst; - The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan; - Moth by Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egnéus; - We Come Apart by Sarah...

Duration:00:30:30

Project Introduction

6/4/2018
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Hi! I’m Flavia Marcocci, your host, and in this introductory episode, I share the reasons why I've decided to produce this podcast series and what you can expect from Publishing Insight. Thank you so much for listening! Get in touch on Twitter @FlamFlam91 or write me an email at flavia.marcocci-2017@brookes.ac.uk If you have enjoyed this episode please subscribe and share it with other people who may find it interesting as well. Portrait illustration by Ellie Beadle. Music: Dig the...

Duration:00:01:58