“So, You Want to Work in Publishing?”–Aly Northridge

Welcome to the guest blogging series, So, You Want to Work in Publishing! Every Thursday you can look forward to the personal stories of how someone else broke into publishing. (For previous posts in the series, check out this page.) The guest bloggers and I hope that you find our stories encouraging, informative, and helpfulContinue reading ““So, You Want to Work in Publishing?”–Aly Northridge”

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My Book’s All Grown Up!

It’s not my book, exactly. This gripping exploration of the brutally violent Mexican criminal organization, Los Zetas, was written by George W. Grayson and Samuel Logan. But it is my book in that it’s the first book I shepherded all the way through the editorial process from beginning to end. I was assigned this manuscriptContinue reading “My Book’s All Grown Up!”

#1 Way to Protect Your Query Letter from an Upon-Arrival Trashcan Fate

Let me tell you a true story. It’s a horror story. A publishing horror story. The following is not for the faint of heart. I work at a social science press. We publish history, economic, sociology, psychology, and urban planning books (among others). On occasion, we publish memoirs but these books are usually the memoirsContinue reading “#1 Way to Protect Your Query Letter from an Upon-Arrival Trashcan Fate”