Working in publishing – some useful links (1st of 3 posts)

First, research your sector

  • Authonomy Community site for writers, readers and publishers. By becoming a member you’ll be able to comment on books you find here, talk to the authors, and share advice in the community forums. If you’re looking to get published or just self-publish you can submit your manuscript to the site and showcase your work to the community and the publishing world
  • Book Careers.com Information about working in publishing and bookselling, job vacancies and careers information
  • Bookseller (The) Journal for the publishing trade (weekly). Contains job vacancies
  • Dipnet Diversity in Publishing Network. Promotes the status and contribution of social groups traditionally underrepresented within all areas of publishing, as well as supporting those seeking to enter the industry. The network provides a forum for discussion and information sharing
  • Electric Editors Online community for editors, proofreaders, indexers, translators and publishers
  • Industry insight Agcas publication providing information about publishing (view as pdf)
  • London College of Communication Part of University of the Arts, London
  • London School of Publishing Providing professional training for publishing
  • Periodicals Publishers Association (PPA) The organisation for magazine and professional media publishers in the UK
  • Prospects Job Sectors An overview of the media and publishing sectors
  • Publishing Training Centre Training provider for book and journal publishers, but also offers a large number of short courses for all kinds of publishers including digital publishing, web skills, legal subjects and marketing courses

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