We’re hiring a part-time events assistant! If you love book events, are comfortable talking to large groups of strangers, and want to work with a belligerent cat, this might be the job for you. Contact Stephanie at email@example.com for more information.
As you know, this is a Bookstore Events Person Is The Greatest Job You’ll Ever Have themed tumblr blog.
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From One Story to the Brooklyn Poets, from Lerner to Mengestu, this is the message of the Brooklyn Book Festival. It is a day in New York like no other, a day to celebrate what unites us, rather than what tears us apart. A day, in other words, in which we read books through the filter of community, of our essential humanness. — Scenes from the Brooklyn Book Festival - LA Times
Best edition of one of the best books ever?
marisreview is inventorying the kickstarter library, and it is the greatest!
The view that Oprah[.com] sees.
Meanwhile, the pay gap between men and women—the other well-known imbalance in the industry—continued in 2013, even though women accounted for 74% of the publishing workforce and men only 26%. The average compensation for men in 2013 was $85,000, the same as in 2012, while average compensation for women rose to $60,750 last year, up from $56,000 the year before. Women filled at least 70% of the jobs in sales and marketing, operations, and editorial, but only 51% of the management positions. — Publishing’s Holding Pattern: 2014 Salary Survey
Against a backdrop of bloated, bumbling Web media, Ortberg and her expanding cohort (she had to cap the number of applications for an assistant editor position at 720) seem impossibly nimble, curious, wry, and elevated. TL;DR: The Toast is producing the kind of stuff its competitors, if you can call them that, daren’t even dream of. (via Me IRL: Mallory Ortberg)