Carin Siegfried

Carin Siegfried
Carin Siegfried
The Insider’s Guide to a Career in Book Publishing
Do you want to work in publishing?

Publishing is a hard industry to get into and the first few years involve a lot of work for little pay. Through this book you will gain the information you need to enter the world of books with your eyes wide open.

The vast majority of people who want to go into publishing want to be editors, which is the path with the least pay and most work (at least initially). But do you know what the other jobs in publishing even are? You might be more ideally suited and enjoy working in a completely different department that you’ve never thought of before. This book takes you through all the major career paths in book publishing and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, so you can match up your personality and skills to find the perfect job for you.

The Insider’s Guide to a Career in Book Publishing explains about the different types of publishing houses, explains whether or not all jobs are in New York, and gives you tips for how to get into publishing, including:

• how to break down a job description and see what it’s really asking for
• how to research the ideal jobs for you
• what you can do to stand out from the crowd
• how to approach the job hunt if you’re not in New York City.
Charlotte, NC USA
Carin Siegfried has worked at a college library; at both an independent and a chain bookstore; at Ingram Book Group, the largest book wholesaler, as a buyer; as an editorial assistant at Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press; and at Baker & Taylor, the second-largest book wholesaler, in the sales department. In 2011, she has started her own business, Carin Siegfried Editorial. She is the president of the Women’s National Book Association 2014-2016.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Carin lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Jordan, and two cats.
Careers in book publishing.
The process of editing and publishing a book.

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L’Engle