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Jump-Starting a Career in Book Marketing


Posted by Maggie Bean on September 13, 2017

I took my first deep dive in publishing last summer as an editorial management intern with a corporate academic publisher. Ironically, I didn’t sit with the editorial staff; my cubicle was nestled in with the marketing people. Yes, academic journal marketing is different from book marketing, but after talking with the marketing employees and observing them


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Are Sensitivity Readers Valuable to the Publishing Process?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on August 30, 2017

Have you ever heard of sensitivity readers? I hadn’t until a few months ago when I was stumbling around on the internet and came across a few articles discussing their relevancy. Sensitivity readers are what they sound like: people who are paid to read a novel and flag content that is offensive or inaccurately portrays


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Jack Heisse Memorial Poetry Contest


Posted by Kiera Hufford on August 21, 2017

The newly-crowned Champlain College Center for Publishing would like to present the Jack Heisse Memorial Poetry Contest. Jack donated money for years to the College’s literary events, as well as Willard & Maple. So, in collaboration with Professor Jim Ellefson, we’ve decided to open a contest in his honor.   Submissions will be open from


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The Debate Over Paid vs. Unpaid Internships


Posted by Emma Reed on August 16, 2017

The debate over paid versus unpaid internships has been raging for many years now. It might seem obvious; you are doing work and using your time for the advancement of a company. You should be compensated in some manner. But what is the correct form of compensation? College credit? Money? Nothing at all save the


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Artificial Intelligence Joins the Publishing World


Posted by Ashley Dible on August 2, 2017

At its core, artificial intelligence (AI) is all about collecting and analyzing data, similar to what we like to think of as the function of our human intelligence. AI has been dismissed as the content of science fiction for a long time, but lately it has been seeping deeper into our lives—and deeper into the


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Amazon Books: Infiltrating the Heart of the Industry


Posted by Kiera Hufford on July 19, 2017

A little over a year ago, Jess talked with you guys about Amazon moving into their own space—the beginning of the online empire’s physical reign over the bookselling industry. Initially opening in Seattle, Amazon Books was (supposedly) intended to give book-buyers a more traditional experience, compared to books showing up in boxes on your doorstep after


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Independent Booksellers Hit the Road


Posted by Jessica Demarest on July 5, 2017

Books on the go? A traveling bookstore? Sounds like every book lovers dream! Well, readers, you’re in luck. Because mobile bookstores are a trend taking off all over the country, and we here at CCPI seriously love it.   Now, before you get too excited, we don’t have a bookmobile here in Burlington—at least not


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Journaling: Do You Type or Do You Write?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on June 21, 2017

I’ve been journaling almost as long as I’ve been writing stories. I would journal when I was mad, when I was happy, or sometimes just to think about how bored I was. Over the years, a lot of things have changed about the way I journal, from consistency to content, but the fact that I


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Are You Someone’s #MSWL?: Finding An Agent For Your Awesome New Novel


Posted by Elise Price on June 7, 2017

Writing a novel is hard. It takes dedication, self-motivation, and—if you’re anything like me—lots of caffeine and a heck of a lot of staring at blank pages. And if you’re even more like me, then you probably just can’t wait to write the ending and feel that wave of satisfaction, that comforting knowledge that you’re


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Champlain Professors Discuss Writer’s Block


Posted by Kiera Hufford on May 31, 2017

Lately, we’ve been into publishing content that can help you out in your career, including posts about exploitation and technical freelancing tips. Something we rarely ever do, though, is reach out to the professors who gave us the knowledge that we’re passing onto you. I decided to reach out to the writing professors here at