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A Day in the Life of a Marketing Associate

I’ve been meaning to do a “Day in the Life” post for some time. My days (and weeks!) seem to vary so much more now than they did when I was an assistant, that it was interesting to keep track of a day and what I was really accomplishing hour by hour. While a part of me misses the old routine, it’s exciting to have new challenges come my way each day–it definitely keeps me […]


A closer look at Life as a Publishing Sales Rep

Earlier this year, I was asked by my former boss, a literary agent who moonlights as a teacher, to talk to his Publishing Trade Overview class about my job as a sales rep. My first reaction, of course, was to panic. I mean…ME, speak in front of a class? Oh no. What if I messed up? What if I didn’t explain things clearly, or just started repeating myself in circles, or went off on a […]


A Peek at an Editor’s To-Do List

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post titled A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Editor. The post was a glimpse into one day of my life and illustrated many of the non-reading and editing tasks and editor has to do on a daily basis. Today, I’m going to share a peek at my to-do list. I live and die by my to-do list in my planner. Over the years, […]


A Day in the Life (of an author preparing for book launch)

The great thing about a day in the life of an author — or most anyone who works in publishing — is that every day is so different, even when the job is “writer” or “editor” or “publicist.” On Monday, I kept track of everything I did from midnight to midnight. (Since I was up for both of them.) My day was actually really light compared to a lot of authors, since my email inbox […]


A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Editor

When I tell people that I am a children’s book editor, the usual response is something like “Oh, it must be so nice to sit and read all day!” If only that were true. Let’s take a look at a day in my life from a few weeks ago… October 10th 7:30 Wake up, shower, and check my work email before heading out for the day. 8:15 Hop on the subway for my 45 minute commute to […]