Job at Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing is an independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, children’s books, parenting/pregnancy guides, as well as high-end gift books, fiction, gardening, humor, country living, and calendars. Seeks a proactive, detail-oriented project manager who can effectively run multiple web projects from inception through completion. The ideal candidate will drive projects forward, anticipate needs, facilitate communication between freelance developers, designers, and in-house staff and oversee the work of the web manager.
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Book Review: The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block

Although at times the author intruded with writing that trumpeted how clever he was, the story itself was very pleasurable and unique. The structural elements themselves were interesting to watch unfold (chapters alternate between the two protagonists’ points of view and information about the fabled world). In the end, although somewhat predictable, the story is uplifting. I enjoyed this book and will look for more by this author, hoping he will have solved those “writerly” issues while working on his second novel.
4 stars!
Interested in fables and folktales? Try Seven Sisters: Spiritual Messages from Aboriginal Australia, a book that ties ancient stories with essays about what the stories can teach us about modern life.

Job at Kirkus

Kirkus Media is looking for experienced book reviewers of English and Spanish-language titles to review for Kirkus Indie, the book review magazine’s section dedicated to self-published authors. Reviews are in the same format and held to the same high standards as other sections of Kirkus Reviews.
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Book Review: Saturday by Ian McEwan

I haven’t read a book this well written in a long time. Subtle yet with an emotional resonance that sticks with you long after you put it down. The doctor’s internal journey is reflected in various events that happen around him. Some are almost-events…things that happen only in his imagination, and that are symbols of a mind in turmoil. Others are real, and bring him to a dangerous place that threatens his family. He has to step up and be the man everyone has mistaken him for up until now.
Clearly I’m going to seek out other books by this author.
5 stars!

Job at B. Eerdmans Publishing

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
“We are seeking a creative, visionary Editor in Chief to oversee the Eerdmans adult editorial program. This directly involves the long-range planning of the program and acquisitions for the program. The position is also indirectly responsible for the editorial preparation of projects selected for the program, the supervision of the editorial staff, and the coordination of editorial work with the work of the other departments in the company. The position is full time and on-site, and it reports to the president and publisher.”
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Should Authors Switch Between Genres?

For authors who are working in traditional publishing, almost always it is best to stick with one genre until the third book.
Publishers want to keep the foundation of readers generated during the first book’s sales life and build on that with a second book that is in the same genre.
One you have a third book out, you and your agent can discuss whether you have enough name cache to be able to switch genres. If you do, you can switch to something similar.
If you have achieved bestseller status before then, of course, you can write just about anything you like!
Self-publishers should also take this advice but work it a different way. Target all your marketing to specific genres. Only overlap when you know a particular promo will reach readers of more than one genre. This allows your marketing to be more effective, and saves time and money.

Job at Open Road Media

Open Road Media (“Open Road”) is a well-funded New York-based digital and multimedia content company that is positioned to leverage the rise of digital (ebook) publishing. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its ebooks through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content, social media and digital advertising. Authors whose works are being publishing in digital form by Open Road include Alice Walker, Pat Conroy, Jack Higgins and Pearl Buck. In addition, several publishers and agencies’ lists are now digitized, distributed, and marketed by Open Road.
Open Road, founded in 2009 by Jane Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, and Jeffrey Sharp, President of Production, is known for its emphasis on author brands and continuous marketing.
This position, which reports to Chief Marketing and Product Officer (CMPO), Rachel Chou, will help lead Open Road Integrated Media’s special (premium) sales and specialty channels and will the oversee education and library market sales team. Additionally, the candidate will work with the CMPO and the marketing team in developing and implementing online and offline marketing content for these marketplaces, and creating custom publishing opportunities.
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