We’ve published almost 150 posts on this blog. Inspired by Ben Casnocha’s ‘Best of Ben’ page, here are some of the posts that stand out for us so far. You’ll also find some of our best pieces printed in the book Martinis, Masterclasses and Space Missions: New Frontiers in Contemporary Publishing.
Getting into – and developing your career in – publishing
- Five top tips to get your first job in publishing – wise words from Kingston graduate and former Chair of the Society of Young Publishers Andrew Turner.
- Breaking into the publishing industry: standing out in a crowded room – MA student Stacey Hill’s learnings from a ‘speed-dating’ careers event.
- Developing your career in publishing – a range of experts share their skills and strategies for working in publishing.
- Getting the most out of networking – five practical tips from the co-founder of BookMachine, Laura Austin.
- Why it pays to be pedantic – the importance of attention to detail, whatever part of the industry you’re aiming to work in.
The Kingston University MA Publishing experience
- Will a Publishing MA get you a job? – yes, says Kingston graduate and Phaidon International Rights Assistant Alice Saggers.
- Road-tests, learning opportunities and contacts: how a Publishing MA helps in the real world – by Kingston graduate and Little Tiger Press Marketing and Publicity Executive Laura Vile.
- Inside the Kingston MA: the mature student view – Kingston graduate and owner of PK Editorial Peter ‘mature student’ Kenyon shares his motivations for taking the course and what it delivered for him.
- Inside the Kingston MA: hands on design and typesetting – what MA student Francesca Hopwood learned from working on our annual RiPPLE anthology.
- If you want to do well in your MA take responsibilty for your own learning – MA graduate and Society of Authors Membership Assistant Neha Matkar reflects on what – and how – she learned during her Publishing MA.
- How to format an ebook in eight easy steps – Kingston graduate Eryl Norris shares the practical skills she learned while on placement.
- A simple guide to ePub file conversion and sales – more from Eryl – she learned a lot!
- Running a publishing event – tips from Elin Butler, a Publishing MA student from another place.
- Getting new projects off the ground – four vital tips from Kim Scott Walwyn prize shortlistee Laura Austin.
- Creative partnerships, perfect packaging and brand extensions help children’s publishers buck the trend – MA student Camilla Schroeder’s report on a Masterclass by Elaine McQuade, Head of Marketing and Publicity for OUP Children’s books.
- E-rotic e-reading – MA student Stacey Hill on the growth of erotic fiction and how e-readers have helped increase the market.
- The dystopian future of publishing – MA student Chantal Moclair investigates the world of the Hunger Games, and more.
- “It’s timing, timing and timing” says celebrity publishing John Blake – watch the founder of John Blake Publishing talk about working with Katie Price.
- A medical publishing check up: healthy despite side effects of serious challenges – a report on the Masterclass delivered by Peter Ashman, Publishing Director of the BMJ.
- Jon Reed on social media: publishing’s natural born sharer – solid, practical and outcome-oriented advice from a Kingston University Masterclass.
- Five reasons publishers should pick up Pinterest – Kingston graduate and Octopus Publishing Digital Projects Manager Kjell Eldor gets visual.
- Three tips for measuring the impact of social media marketing – the folks from AdaptWrite address the challenge of monitoring the impact of social media.
- Publishing folk on Twitter – Kingston graduate and Galley Club supremo Neringa Pangonyte shares her favourite publishing ‘tweeps’.