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  • 21 Jan 2014

    Inside Publishing: Commissioning the Book

    Ever wondered what the life of a book looks like from a publisher's perspective? Or how the books you read get from the author's laptop to your bookstore (or Amazon cart)? Senior commissioning editor Linda Bree discusses the beginning of a book's life in the editorial process at Cambridge University Press.

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  • 18 Jun 2010
    Rebecca Y.

    Welcome to our lovely new interns!

    By Rebecca Yeager, Publicity Intern Extraordinaire The twenty interns for the Cambridge University Press Summer 2010 Internship Program began our first week with an orientation meeting with Benjamin Jeremiah, the Employment Manager. He gave us an overview of Cambridge University Press, such as the structure of the publisher, and an ample amount of information about fire safety. When it came time to filling out forms for contact information, I belatedly realized I should have packed a pen when I was nervously crammed nearly everything else – from tictacs to chapstick – into my bag, and two of my neighbors immediately offered me their pens.

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  • 26 Feb 2010

    The New Demand for Print… on Demand

    With the rising popularity of print-on-demand (POD) publishing, The Economist considers the impact of new technology on our industry. As the power of print becomes the power to press print, will POD prove a boon or a burden for publishing’s supply chain?

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  • 10 Dec 2008
    Ruth Wajnryb

    Judgments on a Book’s Cover

    Ruth Wajnryb writes on something that concerns us all in the publishing world: book titles. We don’t agonize and argue over them for nothing: her essay from You Know What I Mean? shows the length to which titles influence her and the neighborhood around her favorite local bookstore. A linguist as well as a columnist, […]

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  • 26 Nov 2008

    Publishing in a Recession

    The New York Times today has an article that speaks volumes about the publishing industry, especially to those who don’t realize how hectic it can be. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has stopped accepting manuscripts, in other words, working only with what they already have in the pipeline until they end the freeze. What will the literary […]

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