JANE & CARIN

In a short blurb? We talk books.

BEA 2012

Today was my very first experience at BookExpo America [BEA]! This was a crazy fun experience and I got to meet so many book lovers! It makes me giddy to … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Year in Publishing

As I am writing this post, I am on a bus full of thirty young book industry peers from publishing companies all around New York City — from the Big … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shouldn’t ebooks be, like, $5?

“Publishers are making a killing on e-books because they cost nothing to produce, distribute and sell and are almost 100% pure profit…” So read the first sentence of today’s article … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

Look, Ma! No Hands! // My first e-reader

This weekend I realized that I’ve turned into someone I never thought I’d become. I’ve crossed to the other side, abandoned my values, flipped the switch. However you want to … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Silent Heroes of Literature // Book Designers (Interior)

I am currently spending my Sunday listening to church service online while designing the interior of a book about Biblical times… Somehow feels fitting. I’ve found the perfect fonts for … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Silent Heroes of Literature // So you want to be an editor?

When people ask me what I do, I usually tell them that I work in book publishing. I’ve gotten many different responses to this: “Wait… you want to be a … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Inside // how covers and jackets are made

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of visiting our primary cover and jacket printer, Coral Graphics, a wonderful company that is huge in the publishing world. They work with all … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · 64 Comments

Industry News

I hardly ever get the time to read these newsletters at work, but two articles caught my eye today. Check them out! http://bookbrunch.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9952&Itemid=117 http://www.fastcompany.com/1769453/unbounds-spine-tingling-effort-to-reinvent-book-publishing?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=fa61d64fce-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email – Carin

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why Borders Failed While Barnes and Noble Survives

The day Borders closed, I ran to the Borders @ Penn Plaza after work to mourn. I walked through the shelves, remembering and lamenting, and proceeded to leave the building … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Old Friend with a New Face

Hachette Book Group is in the process of redesigning the covers for all of Lois Duncan’s YA thriller novels, as PW announced last year. First were the famous ones: I … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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Words We Like

“I think it makes more sense to write what you don’t know. To write what makes you uneasy, what you wonder about, what keeps you awake at night."

— Lois Lowry, at the BEA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast