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“It’s a very optimistic time to be looking at publishing as a career” – inspiring words for #workinpublishing week

“It’s a very optimistic time to be looking at publishing as a career” – inspiring words for #workinpublishing week

To mark this year’s #workinpublishing week, we were thrilled to be joined by Stephen Page (Creative Access Board Chair and CEO of Faber & Faber) and Silé Edwards (CA alum and an Agent at Mushens Entertainment) for our lastest masterclass. We could not think of a better way to brighten the gloomy November afternoons! Creative […]

Top tips for getting your first publishing job

Top tips for getting your first publishing job

We spoke to Hannah Bond, who works with our friends at Bookouture – a global digital publisher of all kinds of commercial fiction that is part of Hachette UK. She shares with us her top tips for getting into the publishing industry… Do your research If you’re applying for a job at a publishing house, […]

Valuing disability in the publishing industry

Valuing disability in the publishing industry

This post is written by three people with disabilities who work in academic publishing – Simon Holt (Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier) is visually impaired, Katy Alexander (Global Director for Marketing and Communications, Digital Science) has dyslexia, and Becky Degler (Digital Product Manager, Wiley) has chronic migraine. Diversity is finally at the forefront of the agenda […]

COVID-19: Resources and funding support

COVID-19: Resources and funding support

Helpful resources and further support for those affected by the Coronavirus crisis The Creative Access team are now working remotely and doing our best to ensure our Community is well supported to manage the challenges that the global situation presents. We appreciate that these are challenging times for everyone, and especially conscious that interns, trainees […]

Interview advice from a publishing guru

Interview advice from a publishing guru

Have a publishing interview coming up but have no clue what to expect? We caught up with our former Harlequin UK intern – turned Head of Zeus Commissioning Editor, Rhea Kurien, to ask her about her top tips for acing those interview questions… 1. Tell me a little about yourself and your experience to date. They ask this […]

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

In honour of Jessica Kingsley Publisher’s upcoming book ‘The Bigger Book of Amazing Dyslexics’, we spoke to authors Kathy Forsyth and Kate Power about the incredible work that dyslexic people do across all the creative industries! Welcome to the colourful world of dyslexia. Looking to inspire our teenage dyslexics through secondary school and college, we spent three […]

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Love books but not sure how to make a career out of it? If the answer is yes then you’re in luck! Sign up for an evening of inspiration, information and networking with the Publishers Association and leading industry professionals to learn all about how you can turn your passion for reading into a lifelong career… Our next […]