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Book Launch: How to Get a Job in Publishing

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Event Date: 18 May 2023
Author / Presenters: Susannah Bowen, Steve Carey, Anna Borrodale, Jackie Money

Join us for the launch of How to Get a Job in Publishing by Susannah Bowen, Alison Baverstock and Steve Carey.

Thursday 18th May| 6pm | Free event

So you've always dreamed of a career in publishing but don't know where to start? This book is a newly revised edition of the classic text for those keen to work in publishing or associated industries – or if you are already in, and want to go further.

At this event hosted by Grattan Street Press and the University of Melbourne, a panel of guests will host a Q&A about all things books and publishing. Author Susannah Bowen is joined by Anna Borradale (Education Sales & Marketing Director at Cambridge University Press) in discussion, with co-author Steve Carey as emcee. Jackie Money (Head of Marketing & Publicity at Thames & Hudson) will also be joining the panel, speaking from her experience as a publishing graduate.

Packed with insider information, quotes, case studies and practical advice, the authors differentiate types of publishing and explain how roles and departments work together. This updated edition covers topics such as
the post-pandemic publishing world, changes and current controversies, the rise of e-books, Amazon, self-publishing and indie publishing, the growth in tertiary courses in Publishing Studies and internships, how to create your CV and a compelling cover letter that gets you noticed, and a new chapter addressing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, reflecting on the current state of the publishing industry, how to evaluate potential employers and how to look after yourself and others at work.

Alison Baverstock worked in book publishing for many years and then played a pivotal role in establishing the academic field of Publishing Studies. She is now Professor of Publishing at Kingston University and the author of both many books and much significant research. She has founded and led award-winning initiatives to widen involvement in higher education and inclusion in reading, including the Kingston University Big Read and www.readingforce.org.uk. She is a priest in the Church of England and a keen singer.

Susannah Bowen worked in educational and academic publishing for many years, including at Cengage Australia and Open University Press, McGraw-Hill, UK, and is now with Campion Education, one of Australia’s largest booksellers/school suppliers. She’s the Industry Associate, Publishing Program, School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, and Joint Principal Researcher for the Australian Publishing Industry Workforce Survey on Diversity and Inclusion. She’s a cake baker and rides a blue Vespa.

Steve Carey worked for Future Publishing, UK, launching nine magazines including Edge and PC Gamer. In Australia he was Publishing Director for Australian Consolidated Press looking after titles including Wheels and MOTOR. He has a doctorate on James Joyce from Oxford University and has lectured in publishing for Monash and Melbourne Universities. He recently wrote his first screenplay, Love’s Bitter Mystery. He is now a clinical hypnotherapist and podcaster.

Nibblies and wine will be provided.

We hope to see you there!
The GSP team

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