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American Booksellers Association
Web site: http://www.bookweb.org
This site has news from the Association of Independent Bookstores.
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
71 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-3004
Web site: http://www.publishers.org
The AAP's mission is to expand the market for American books and other published works in all media. Its Web site has a link to employment opportunities.
Association of Canadian Publishers
110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 401
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
Web site: http://www.publishers.ca
According to its Web site, the Association of Canadian Publishers represents more than 140 Canadian-owned book publishers and encourages the writing, publishing, distribution, and promotion of Canadian books. The site also offers tips for finding a job in publishing.
National Association of Independent Publishers' Representatives
111 East 14th Street
Zeckendorf Towers, Suite 157
New York, NY 10003
Web site: http://www.naipr.org
The National Association of Independent Publishers' Representatives is a support group for publishers' representatives. See its link in the Web Sites section below for information specific to sales and marketing.
A Career in Publishing
This Web page, from John Wiley & Sons publishing house, offers job listings and descriptions.
Marketing Advice for the Very Small or Self-Publisher
This page, part of the National Association of Independent Publishers' Representatives' Web site, takes you through the publishing process. Although the page is geared toward small and self-publishers, the information is still helpful.
Camenson, Blythe. Opportunities in Publishing Careers. Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 1999.
This book is a great overview of the many different career opportunities within the publishing field.
Career as a Bookseller. Research No. 165, Career Research Monographs. Chicago: The Institute for Research, 1998.
This book is written for an audience of bookstore owners, but it does give insight into purchasing practices.
Eaglen, Audrey. Buying Books: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2000.
The book reviews the entire publishing process, which is essential to understand for anyone who will be working for a publishing house.
Mogel, Leonard. Careers in Communications and Entertainment. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
This book gives a perspective of the whole industry, because sales and communications techniques are universal.
P.O. Box 16178
North Hollywood, CA 91615-6178
Web site: http://publishersweekly.reviewsnews.com
Publishers Weekly is the bible of the publishing industry. Each issue gives reviews of new books, discusses trends in bookselling, and posts job openings around the country.
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