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How does one get into the field of book publishing?

I really would like to be a book publisher. I'm moving to Boston next year and Boston University has a certificate program for book publishing. Will that be enough to get a job?

Asked By: cyndi - 10/25/2009
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For publishers having experience in other areas makes a potential employee more of an asset. Valued skills in addition to editing would be marketing skills, knowing where and how a book will sell and the best way to get the item to the consumer, cross promotions, book signings, workshops for your authors, finding the... More
Answered By: sensualgruv - 10/26/2009
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well its not just getting into the program, you also have to submit a novel and if they like it they will help you on your career as an author
Answered By: Luis P - 10/25/2009
 
Luis, i think he means he wants to work for publishers....
Answered By: KittyRule - 10/25/2009
 
It's a start. Not a guarantee, but a start. Once you're in the program you'll be able to make contacts and figure out how the industry works.
Answered By: M M - 10/26/2009
 
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