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Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Fred Yager and Jan Yager; Foreword by Laurel Touby, Senior Vice President and Cyberhostess, Mediabistro.com
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816075425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7542-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 12/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 070.5
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 336

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...a great source for exploring career options in the publishing field...recommended..."—American Reference Books Annual

"...another winner in the careers field...essential information for job seekers....well-written...a librarian's dream...Recommended..."—Choice

The publishing industry is an exciting field, offering a variety of jobs for both creative and business-minded people. With a new foreword by Mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby, Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry, Second Edition explores 90 jobs in such fields as writing, editing, design, printing, selling, publicity, advertising, marketing, and distribution. Three sections thoroughly cover newspaper publishing, magazine publishing, and book publishing, letting readers quickly discover the differences between careers in each segment of the industry.

An Industry Outlook section guides readers through projected trends in publishing, and extensive appendixes offer useful Web sites, a listing of schools and associations, and other helpful sources of information.

New and updated career profiles include:

  • Blogger
  • Book designer
  • Bookseller
  • Editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Literary agent
  • New media director
  • Online writer
  • Photographer
  • Reporter
  • Sales manager
  • Staff writer
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

Fred Yager attended the New York University film school and is a member of the Writers Guild of America. He has had several screenplays optioned and spent 13 years as a reporter for the Associated Press, including five years as a film critic and entertainment writer during which he reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed countless film-industry professionals. He is the coauthor, with Jan Yager, of Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, Second Edition for Ferguson Publishing.

Jan Yager studied acting at the Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has cowritten several screenplays and novels with her husband, Fred Yager. A sociologist and author of numerous nonfiction books, including When Friendship Hurts and Work Less, Do More, she is the coauthor of Facts On File's The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Third Edition.

Foreword author Laurel Touby has written for various publications including Redbook, New York, Glamour, Salon, Travel & Leisure, Self, and Family Circle, among other publications. She is widely known for founding Mediabistro.com in 1996 and growing it over the next decade into a premier international job-hunting and socializing site for media professionals.

Reviews and Awards

"...a great source for exploring career options in the publishing field...gives palpable, no-nonsense advice to those aspiring to a career in publishing...recommended for all libraries with patrons who have designs on a publishing career."


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