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The Life of a Book

Students from Bath Spa University followed HarperCollins author Joe Abercrombie's latest book, Half of the World, from Joe's imagination through to the final book, both on the shelves and online. This video, created with The Publishers Association, travels through the various departments within HarperCollins to give you a true taste of how a book gets made.

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The Jobs in Books site from The Bookseller. Find your perfect job, explore the blogs, and get a real insight into publishing. Combine with the resources below, and learn the industry inside-out.

Hungry for more information....?

Publishing houses have a wide variety of jobs, many of which are unknown and unusual. The following profiles and videos show a range of jobs across all types of book and journal publishing.

Careers in Publishing

New to publishing? Check out our handy guide to different departments in publishing -- as much info as we could fit on to two pages. 

Blogs and articles (an occasional series of our favourites) 

YouTube is awash with videos of people working in publishing. Try these recommended YouTubers for starters: BooksandQuills; Publishing 101(aimed at authors, but full of great advice); The Intern

Want to put publishing in context amongst the UK's creative industries? Watch this showreel from the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport.

The Publishers Association YouTube channel has a variety of interviews with people working in interesting jobs in publishing.


World Book Day Trade Secrets

Six different publishing professionals revealed their trade secrets on World Book Day. Browse the videos below to learn more about what goes on in the various departments.

 Cambridge University Press videos

Ever wondered what it's like to work at an academic press? CUP have filmed some of their staff to give you an idea of what goes on inside the publishing house...


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