Publishing

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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This title examines the positions of magazine editor, travel writer, book publisher, and agent. The duties and responsibilities of the professional in each of these occupations are examined. Through profiles of Lisa Patterson, Michael Franklin, Michelle Bisson, and Andrea Brown, readers will get the sense of the publishing professional's life. Readers will learn about daily life in publishing, average salaries, and educational requirements and steps to securing one of these positions. Readers will learn what characteristics and interests make for a successful career in publishing, and a short self-evaluation analyses the prospective professional's potential for success in the field. Also included are evaluations of each profession's potential market, and how to find work. Inside the Industry is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

Is a Publishing Job for You?
6
What is a Magazine Editor?
16
Would You Make a Good Magazine Editor?
28
What is a Book Publisher?
38
Would You Make a Good Book Publisher?
48
What is a Literary Agent?
56
Would You Make a Good Literary Agent?
66
What is a Travel Writer?
74
Get Your Foot in the Door
96
Professional Organizations
98
Market Facts
100
Glossary
102
Additional Resources
104
Source Notes
106
Index
110
About the Author
112

Would You Make a Good Travel Writer?
86

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