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for the love of god.

this fabulous community has sadly slowed down, but i thought i'd put my words out into the ether and see if anyone is still listening.

i'm a marketing coordinator for an academic book publisher in nyc, working on behavioral science titles. a few months ago, a colleague of mine left, and we're still seeking to replace him with another marketing coordinator. until then, i'm basically doing the work of three people (2 mcs + publicity). if anyone is interested in hearing more about this opening, please feel free to contact me. i've been praying for many weeks for someone new to come on board.

on another note, i'm wondering if anyone here works in magazines. if so, what's your position, what do you love & hate about it, and how did you get there? it's a leap i'd like to make myself some day.

other than that...dude...o.j. simpson book...what the effin' hell!?
Fly Me To The Moon // made by me

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Does anyone in here work at or have any connections with Routledge/Taylor and Francis? I am looking for a particular book (Path of the Actor by Michael Chekhov) and would be more than happy to do a bookswap (I work at Little, Brown and have access to Warner, Bulfinch, FaithWords, etc. and I know someone at almost all of the major trade houses, if you want something that's not from my company).

Please let me know. I am trying to find this book as soon as I can. Thanks in advance!!! :-D
Fly Me To The Moon // made by me

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I almost forgot about this community, since it's been pretty quiet for a while, but the recent post just reminded me that it was here.

Just a quick update and a YAY from me. You may or may not remember that I was working in marketing at Time Warner Book Group (now Hachette Book Group USA) in NYC and was MISERABLE for a year and a half. Well a few months ago, I transferred to the editorial department for our children's book imprint (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) and am working for a great boss and working on great projects with great people.

Now that I'm where I want to be, things are a lot better. I am still trying to help some of my friends from grad school find jobs and stuff. Also, I am just starting in this job, so I still don't know everything and I don't have access to a million great job opportunities but if people still need advice or if anyone is looking for job tips or just wants to hear how things happened from my experience, please let me know. I asked a lot of questions in here when I was first looking and I was so glad for the advice I got, whether it was what I wanted to hear or not, so I guess now that I'm in a position to give rather than receive advice, I want to put myself out there.

Also, I should mention---having a good mentor who works in editorial helped a lot in getting the job I have now. She was a great pillar of wisdom and courage for me, so this is me trying to give a little of that back.

Meanwhile, if there is anyone else out there working in editorial trade fiction, I love networking. :-D HEHE! And I apparently have no shame either.
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San Francisco/Portland?

Hi, all! I've been lurking for quite awhile - hope you don't mind. Most of the publishing jobs are in NY, I know, but I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on breaking into the industry in the San Francisco Bay Area or in the Portland, OR area.

I'd rather have a job than an internship, but an internship would be better than nothing! I've never had one before, but I got honors in English lit at UCSC. (Trying to pep myself up here.) I just finished 6 months of teaching English at a university in China. I'm most interested in working for a literary magazine or book publisher, but I'd be interested in working for a non-literary magazine, too. I would consider Southern CA, as well.

Thanks in advance!
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Thoughts & experiences w/ online, live author help?

Hi, all! As part of a graduate research project, I'd like to pose a question to any of you working in a peer-reviewed journal environment. Have you ever heard of, considered, or perhaps even used any form of online synchronous communication to deal with author questions, complaints, etc? This could be anything from generic instant messaging, to a centralized multi-user chat room, to a more structured type of program such as "LiveHelp" (often used by university libraries to answer questions for students online, in real time). Just curious as to the various ways in which we're all communicating with authors, other than via the standard phone calls, faxes, and emails.

I would love to hear from anyone who's heard of, or used, such a medium (and also from those of you who think it's a ludicrous, awful idea that ought to be banished hastily from the minds of journal staff everywhere). ;-P If you're feeling charitable and want to help out, drop me a line here or at xotical@yahoo.com. C'mon, you know you wanna say *something* . . .

~*xX.
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I'm a journalism senior and I'm looking to relocate to Chicago at the end of this summer. Does anyone know of any publishing houses in the Chicago area? My real intent is to find a career in magazine writing, but I've always been seduced by the art of publishing....
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