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May I ask how'd you become Children's Marketing Executive in book publishing? Because I'm really interested in working at a publisher. Like,what degree did you get? Thank you so much

Asked by Anonymous

Publishing is one of those careers that can take ages to get into unless you have a lucky break (usually being in the right place at the right time). I studied Sociology (it’s a myth that you need to have studied English Language/English Literature). After/during university, I did a few (unpaid) internships at various publishers until I managed to get a paid internship. I then got my first job as a Marketing Assistant for a non-fiction publisher and stayed there for two and a half years until I got a job in children’s publishing, where I started three weeks ago as Children’s Marketing Executive.

It’s mainly about showing your knowledge of and interest in the publishing industry and your chosen area (and not just your love of books) plus a mixture of luck and determination.

10 Children’s and YA First World War Books
Did you know that 100 years ago today was the start of the First World War? World War One began on 28th July 1914 and lasted until 11th November 1918. It’s one of history’s deadliest conflicts, but there’s few children’s and young adult books set during it (you’ll find much more about WWII). The centenary has meant that a whole host of children’s books surrounding WWI were published this year, so here’s a selection that I’ve come across, some read, some just on my wishlist. Head over to my other Pretty Books to find out more about these books.

Book Review: Say Her Name by James Dawson @ Pretty Books
Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Continue to the (spoiler-free) review.

Book Review: Say Her Name by James Dawson @ Pretty Books

Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Continue to the (spoiler-free) review.