Let me begin by saying, this blog isn’t your conventional blog. Most publishing blogs center around reviewing or suggesting books. While some blogs center around the age-old battle:print vs digital books.
An EPublisher Confesses on the other hand, strictly focuses on my attempts to pave a career in an industry shaken by declining print sales and high tech advancements. Movies would have you believe that the publishing industry is all glitz and glam, but this is untrue. It’s a difficult industry to break into and gets more so whenever a huge retail chain like Borders closes.
Ask yourselves how e-books affect new publishers? Is this a positive or negative effect?
Why become a publisher during this turbulent time?
That’s a good question. The answer is simple: new advancements mean new opportunities for newbies.That’s why I’m investing in a Master’s program at George Washington University. I expect GWU to help open doors and connect me with industry professionals. (Side note: You don’t need a Masters degree to break into publishing. Certification programs offer the same qualities in shortened length; many publishing pros use programs to brush up on their skills).
Who reads An EPublisher Confesses?
Anyone who can relate to wanting to change careers. It’s a sad reality, but only a few dreamers actually follow their passions. Fortunately, I’m a 20something without children so right now it’s a possibility. Publishing students DON’T resign from your programs.
I have to admit these confessions can be incredibly gloomy, but this comes with the territory. If you’re relocating for school without a job it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Add relocating during a recession to the mix and hello gloomy entry.
Before checking out to bed, check in with me.
An EPublisher Confesses.