Presently the book publishing industry is going through an exciting transformation and it is opening the doors to a wider array of opportunities. Although English majors are vital in the field of book publishing, there are numerous career choices in the industry relevant for graduates with degrees in law, marketing, finance and creative fields such as graphic design where they can make a significant contribution to the operations of a publishing company.
Dr. Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor of Pace University and author of The Secret to Getting a Job after College: Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars (Brand New World Publishing, 2011) advises individuals who want to get into book publishing to “Be comfortable with writing and immediately start blogging. Demonstrate interest in books by selecting your best books and do reviews on them. Also, start networking and attend publishing events and seminars with your blog listed on your business card.”
For those interested in matching their majors to departments in publishing or finding out what job opportunities are available in book publishing please visit http://www.bookjobs.com.
About Association of American Publishers: The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. Its 300 members include most of the major commercial, education and professional publishers as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. They publish content on every platform for a global audience.
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