Saturday, July 20, 2013

An Intro to Inside the Industry

Saturday, July 20, 2013
a look at the book business by the people who know it best.
You love books. You love bookstores and libraries and gorgeous covers. But who’s responsible for getting those books on the shelves? What does it take to run a library? Who designs all of those covers? INSIDE THE INDUSTRY is a feature which will explore all these questions and more, by going right to the source. Through interviews with editors, publicists, librarians, booksellers, etcetera, we’ll get to discover what it’s like to work in the book business!

I already have a number of lovely professionals who you’ll get to meet in the upcoming weeks, including...

  • Dahlia Adler- Assistant Editor of Mathematics, freelance copy editor, and author of Behind the Scenes
  • Kelly Jensen- Librarian and Blogger at Stacked
  • Emily Keyes- Literary Agent at L. Perkins Agency
  • Meredith Rich- Digital Editor at Bloomsbury Spark
  • Jeremy West- Book Cover Designer and Blogger at Novel Thoughts
  • Margot Wood- Epic Reads Community Manager at HarperTeen
This is a feature I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and I am thrilled that it’s now a reality! Hopefully you’re all excited, too.

So tell me: What questions do you have about the book industry?
If you work in the book business and would like to be featured, send an email to with the subject line “Inside the Industry.” I would love to hear from you!


  1. I'm excited to see these posts! I love talking with book industry people. I've been on the librarian side of things, but I'm always curious to learn more about the publishing side.

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