We were very pleased to hear that the Publishers Association launched a brand new section of their website entitled “Working in Publishing,” at this years London Book Fair.
This new area of The PA’s website will serve as a vital resource to people looking to work in publishing – whether they are graduates or working in other companies and sectors. It provides information on publishing courses, links to recruitment agencies for job searches and career advice, an RSS feed to The Bookseller job adverts, as well as information about networking events and seminars. Those already working in publishing will also find it a useful resource.
The site also highlights a number of individual career profiles, featuring interviews with a diverse range of professionals working in publishing describing how they came to join the industry and why. These profiles illustrate the different, sometimes unconventional career paths and broad range of skills relevant to the publishing industry, including that of one publisher who came to the industry having originally studied palaeontology.