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bookcareers live is for people who work in book publishing or who want to work in book publishing. bookcareers.com is THE careers consultancy for the book publishing industry and we help people find a job, build a career or do their current job better.

This episode covers the subject of Cliques in Publishing and how they affect inclusivity. It also discusses the new bookcareers live platform.

Bookcareers Suzanne Collier

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bookcareers live is for people who work in book publishing or who want to work in book publishing. bookcareers.com is THE careers consultancy for the book publishing industry and we help people find a job, build a career or do their current job better.

This episode covers the subject of Cliques in Publishing and how they affect inclusivity. It also discusses the new bookcareers live platform.

    Kickstart Internships with Atwood Tate

    Kickstart Internships with Atwood Tate

    Episode 122 of bookcareers.com Live

    The UK Government has launched a number of schemes to help people back into work during the pandemic, and one of the biggest is the Kickstart Internship scheme.

    In this episode of bookcareers Live we talk to Jo Bowerman, Director of Atwood Tate Recruitment Consultants. Atwood Tate are acting as a gateway provider for companies who want to create Kickstart internships and, although candidates have to go through their Work Coach at the Job Centre, have a number of vacancies advertised on their website.

    To qualify as a candidate for the Kickstart scheme you need to be aged 16-24, currently unemployed and receiving Universal Credit and have a Work Coach at the Job Centre. (If you don’t have a Work Coach, please ask the Job Centre for one).

    You can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme:-

    As a Candidate

    As an Employer

    You can discuss any of the issues mentioned in this podcast on our bookcareers.com/live platform.

    Cancel Culture : The Ethics of Publishing

    Cancel Culture : The Ethics of Publishing

    Episode 121 of bookcareers.com Live

    Are you faced with working on a book you disagree with? Do you want to know how to address this in-house?

    What can you do to express your concerns without losing your job?

    Book Publishing is currently ‘at a watershed moment’ and you may be involved in discussions about ‘cancel culture’. So we’ve taken this opportunity to replay one of our early episodes of bookcareers Live, where we talk about the ethics of publishing.

    You’ll hear a genuine case study where ethical boundaries were crossed. You’ll learn how ethics were raised in-house, as well as the end result. The book concerned was investigated by the police, featured in the National Press and was mentioned in a court case, so it is extremely relevant to today’s discussion.

    Included this episode are helpful tips as to how you could approach a similar situation. So listen to this and you’ll know what to do if you ever find yourself confronted with a book that you really wish your employer did not publish.

    You can discuss any of the issues mentioned in this podcast on our bookcareers.com/live platform.

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    The Stress of Remote Working

    The Stress of Remote Working

    Episode 120 of bookcareers.com Live

    Are you finding remote working stressful? You are not alone! We’re seeing an increase in the number of people contacting us for support with work-related stress as a direct result of working from home.

    In this episode of bookcareers Live, we discuss the differences between pressure and stress and give you five strategies to help you bring your stress under control.

    From taking a break to planning ahead and getting a good night’s sleep, all of these can help. We even discuss having a power nap during the day and how to ensure you get a break at work.

    You can talk about any of the issues mentioned in this podcast on our bookcareers.com/live platform. Or why not discuss this episode across social media using the hashtag #bookcareers?

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    5 Tips for First-Time Managers

    5 Tips for First-Time Managers

    Episode 119 of bookcareers.com Live

    This week we talk to Nancy Roberts of Umbrella Data and Clare Grist Taylor, Publisher and Agent, who have set up a new organisation Management in Publishing. Nancy and Clare have many years experience in training publishing staff in management, whether they are experienced managers or managing for the first time.

    Managing for the first time can be a daunting experience. You want to impress others, you want to do a good job and if you’re managing as part of a promotion, your relationships with established colleagues changes.

    In episode 119 of bookcareers Live, Nancy and Clare share with us their Top 5 Tips for First Time Managers. Although established managers are bound to find something of benefit too.

    You can talk about any of the issues mentioned in this podcast on our bookcareers.com/live platform. Or why not discuss this episode across social media using the hashtag #bookcareers?

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    Latest News from The Society of Young Publishers

    Latest News from The Society of Young Publishers

    Episode 118 of bookcareers.com Live

    This week with so much going on in our bookcareers Newcomers Job Club, we thought we’d have a chat with an organisation which is of huge benefit to anyone at the start of their publishing career, The Society of Young Publishers.

    In this episode we meet Farzana Khan and Omara Elling-Hwang, the co-Chairs of the London Branch of the SYP, and we talk about a number projects and initiatives the SYP is taking in order to boost inclusivity and assist their members’ knowledge and careers within the industry.

    Whether you’re a past or present member of SYP, do take a listen and see how representative the organisation is today.

    You can talk about any of the issues mentioned in this podcast on our bookcareers.com/live platform. Or why not discuss this episode across social media using the hashtag #bookcareers?

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    Academic v Trade Publishing with Richard Charkin Part Two

    Academic v Trade Publishing with Richard Charkin Part Two

    Episode 117 of bookcareers.com Live

    This week we continue our deep dive into Academic versus Trade Publishing with Richard Charkin, the founder of Mensch Publishing.

    In Part One we touched on marketplaces, digital, workflows, authors, pricing and bookshops and you can listen here. This really is a deep dive, and regardless of where you are in your career, you are bound to find something of interest

    In episode 117 we discuss further the differences and similarities between Academic and Trade Publishing. Richard talks about community, libraries, Amazon, translation rights, open access and subscription models. So if you’re an old-hand at publishing or just starting out, do listen,

    You can talk about any of the issues mentioned in this podcast on our bookcareers.com/live platform. Or why not discuss this episode across social media using the hashtag #bookcareers?

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Customer Reviews

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AliceBWinter ,

So informative!

Short, snappy, straight to the point. This podcast is a great tool to have in your arsenal when you want/are in a career in publishing. Bookcareers.com offers so many amazing services and advice and this podcast is the cherry on top!

KatyGuest ,

Everything you need to know about working in publishing

Hugely knowledgable about the publishing world with lots of interesting topics to think about.

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