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Bestselling Self-Published Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Signs Three-Book Deal with HarperCollins for Wait for You!
A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear
The Life and Times of Call the Midwife by Heidi Thomas
Thrumpton Hall by Miranda Seymour
For a limited time, e-book editions are on sale for $2.99 each. Enjoy!
I wasn’t planning on being an intern… It was the beginning of the second semester of my junior year, and I was already drowning in schoolwork. As an English major, I was reading a book and a half per week. I told myself I didn’t need an internship because I was already learning all about the publishing industry inside the classroom (at least that was what I was telling myself at the time).
Last year, I enrolled in a course called Genre Fiction. In this class, we studied how genre fiction functioned in the publishing industry today and throughout history. Eloisa James, a HarperCollins / Avon Books author who recently wrote The Ugly Duchess, taught this course.
Early in the semester, she posted a list of available book jobs and internship opportunities. A HarperCollins publicity internship jumped out at me, and I applied online that night. Basically, what it came down to is this: I couldn’t stay away from the publishing world. I already knew that book publicity was what I wanted to do. In order to eventually get a job at a competitive publishing house, I knew the more internships I had, the better.
During my time at HarperCollins, I worked in the publicity departments for the Harper, Harper Perennial, and Ecco imprints. I learned how to write press releases, pitch letters, and galley letters (a lot of what a book publicist does). I was even able to sit in on book launch meetings, where the next season of releases are planned.
After interning at three different publishing houses, I can say that HarperCollins is a terrific place to work. I was exposed to different book genres and I interacted with a group of people who were equally enthusiastic about the publishing world.
My internship was a lot of fun and it will surely help me land an ideal job in this dynamic field. I would encourage anyone who aspires to work in publishing to consider applying for an internship.
Alexandra Coumbis is currently a senior at Fordham University studying English and Communications. After college, she plans to go into book publicity.
Do you write romance? Submit your manuscript for consideration to Avon Impulse, the digital imprint of Avon Books. They’re looking for well-written contemporary, historical, paranormal, Regency, suspense, fantasy, urban fantasy, et al.
And Harper Voyager, the global SF & F imprint of HarperCollins, has opened a submissions portal. For a limited time, you can submit your work of fantasy, horror, science fiction, supernatural, and paranormal fiction for adults & young adults.
A really cute swan, to celebrate the launch of The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James — a spin on the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Ugly Duckling.” Happy Friday, y’all!
Seen at the Romance Writers of America Convention in Anaheim: One happy reader walked away from the Avon Open House with this shopping cart full of romances from Avon Books. The books were provided by Avon; the shopping cart was not…