to break into publishing (Guardian article, 15 February 2016).
Have you written a novel that has a great opening chapter? Could it grip a live audience?
Novel London gives novelists the opportunity to read their opening chapter to an audience. Interested? All you have to do is to submit your opening chapter for consideration at novellondon.co.uk/submissions.
Think publishing is all about dusty books on shelves? Think again.
The industry is at the heart of the digital information economy and there are more opportunities than ever before for talented people, particularly with business and technology backgrounds. Visit the Publishers Association careers site for more information, including video interviews with young publishers, job profiles and more.
Grad Mag, Loud and Study International magazines are offering students and graduates from Brunel University the opportunity to get their work published. This could be a massive plus point for any aspiring blogger or journalist’s CV. For more information email: email@example.com
Read this Guardian article…
Third in a series of three posts, the final instalment of links you may find useful when considering a career in publishing. The links below are some professional organisations allied to publishing:
You may find vacancies here, but you can also use these links to increase your knowledge of the publishing industry.
- Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Association for not-for-profit publishers
- Association of Online Publishers (AOP) Representing digital publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content
- Bookellers Association Represents and promotes the retail bookselling industry in the UK. Shops in membership range from large chains to small independent booksellers
- British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA) Trade association for UK picture libraries. Members include the major news and production agencies and cultural heritage institutions. News, events, image search facility, vacancies
- British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) The principal business support organisation for the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry
- Music Publishers Association Representing the interests of music publishers to government, the music industry, the media and the public
- Picture Research Association Professional organisation for picture researchers, picture editors, and anyone specifically involved in the research, management and supply of visual material to the media industry
- Publishing Scotland The network body for the book publishing industry in Scotland
- Publishers Association The leading trade organisation serving book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK
- Society of Authors Information, help and advice for authors in the UK
- Society for Editors and Proofreaders Professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders
- Society of Indexers Promotes indexing, the quality of indexes and the profession of indexing. Has information on training
- Society of Young Publishers (SYP) SYP caters especially for anyone with less than ten years’ publishing experience. Aim is to assist people in publishing with information, contacts, events, jobs and training
- Women in Publishing Works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers