LIFE IN SMALL PRESS PUBLISHING

This blog is a blatant rip off of Life in Publishing, who I adore and worship. I work for a small press in an office with five people. This is the life.

Translating your editor!

lifenacademicpublishing:

It’s been a while, but I do believe it’s time for another lesson in Editor-speak.

When your editor says: “I believe that should resolve your final concern. We will be in touch if we have any further information.”

What your editor really means is:

When an author says, just book an event at every bookstore in town, I don’t care if no one shows up

Well, I fucking care. Do you not think about the fact that the bookstore has to order books (and return them when no one shows up)? That they have to pay for staff to be there? Pay for advertising? That I have to spend time promoting these events? And booking them? That I have a relationship with these bookstores that hinges on the fact that I try every possible thing I can to make every single event successful, and feel like I’ve failed them when an event isn’t successful?

(I wouldn’t be this heated about it if this question was not asked by my authors at least once a month.)

publishinginvoices:

*sneeks up to all of the publishing tumblrs* *whispers* ~BEA~

Should we all wear some secret code thing so we know who we are without giving it away to everyone else?  Everyone on tumblr can keep a secret, right?

publishinginvoices:

*sneeks up to all of the publishing tumblrs* *whispers* ~BEA~

Should we all wear some secret code thing so we know who we are without giving it away to everyone else?  Everyone on tumblr can keep a secret, right?