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Is there still a market in the publishing industry?

It's well known the publishing industry is extremely monopolized, that a gateway into the industry is difficult to manage-- my question is, is there even a market for employment? Every english major I know dreams of doing something in publishing (commonly, editing) but is this even possible now days?

Asked By: Quinn - 3/4/2008
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It's true that publishing is a very competitive business to enter. But it is possible, especially if you start on the ground floor (or perhaps the basement). An English degree is not enough (nor must you be an English major; If you want to get into academic publishing or publishing in a specific field, then some other... More
Answered By: Elissa - 3/4/2008
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No, but seven-eleven is hiring. Kidding. OF course, but the secret is not education--though that doesn't hurt--it's who you know. Start networking!
Answered By: Alobar - 3/4/2008
 
One niche in the "publishing" world that people don't even think of is technical writing. This can be anything from the instructions on the back of a seed package, to the instructions for a new VCR, to complex technical documentation with a high-technology company... More
Answered By: Paul in San Diego - 3/4/2008
 
Do you know how many magazines, journals, ezines, and newspapers are published in the US alone? If you expand your views on publishing beyond the book industry you will find ample opportunities. There are certainly places for editors in all those media... More
Answered By: Obi_San - 3/4/2008
 
Sure, there's a market. You just have to know where to look. I didn't even mean to get into publishing. I was an assistant in the production department, fresh out of college, only to e********y for law school... More
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