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Career at Penguin Random House
Michael Joseph has published a large selection of bestsellers and non-fiction books by writers such as Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, Dawn French, Stephen Fry and Jamie Oliver. It is difficult to determine a singular thing, because the pleasure of theorial is that it is very diversified. The editing process demands the right mix of creative and decisive thinking.
This attracted me especially in the publishing sector and especially in the editors. If on a bigger scale, it is a true prerogative to find these astonishing books and then work with the gifted individuals who have written them to make their story accessible to an audiences. I' ve worked for Michael Joseph, but on the marketin' side.
As a matter of fact, I think I had the most unconventional way in publishing from everyone I know! When I was informed that the best step was to take every publishing career you could as a means to get your feet in the hole. I started my career as a marketing assistant at Palgrave Macmillan, an academically trained publishing house in Basingstoke.
Headquartered in London, I thought it would be a move in the right direction to be in the same house as the publishing group! Educational and scholarly publishing is largely geared to face-to-face advertising, so I became very comfortable with the creation of product catalogs and booklets and their distribution to all UK colleges.
Then I began to apply for a job in retail, still in sales, and was fortunate enough to get the position of head of marketing with Michael Joseph. I knew I had to get involved when an opening with the editing staff came and fortunately I took the step over in January of this year.
It is so important for marketers and editors to not just know the books but also other countries that influence culture as well. Over the last seven years I have tried to record as much as possible about the publishing business by publishing in The Bookseller and the media, going to bookshops and Frahlinguren and speaking to as many different individuals as possible from all over the business.
Fortunately, everyone in publishing is very kind and open-minded and I am indebted to the folks who have given up their times to tell me how things work. Twitter, in particular, provides everyone with insights and easy acces to a wide variety of business professionals, and in my opinion most of us will be very pleased to try to do so.
Don't forget to be inspired by other sectors - don't just concentrate on publishing. Like any other book, the relation humans have to it is different.