Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About A Career in Books
I want to be in publishing but my background is in manufacturing and supply chain. Is there a place for me in the industry?
There are several career paths available within publishing; from HR to IT to accounting to data to art direction to design – if you have a passion for books, you have a place in the publishing industry.
As an editor, would I sit in an office reading alone every day?
Publishing is a very collaborative work environment with several interdepartmental functions working together.
Does everyone who works in publishing work directly on books?
Depending on your role, you are a part of the book-making and distribution process whether you work directly or indirectly on a specific book or a number of books.
I want to be in publishing but I don’t have many connections within the industry. Will that affect my success?
There are many different paths into publishing, no matter your major, experience, location, or area of interest.
How long does it take to make a book?
From acquisition to publication, the average time is 18-24 months or more.
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