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Careers for Bookworms & Other Literary Types, 3rd Edition Paperback – September 24, 2002
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From the Back Cover
You are a bookworm if you relish days lost in the library stacks somewhere between Sa-Se and Se-Si. You are a bookworm if you read every possible moment you can--on the train, at lunch, at the doctor's office, in bed. Now Careers for Bookworms can help you turn your passion for pages into a career. Here you will find out how bookworms:
- Run book publishing companies
- Write and research for magazines
- Keep everything in order at the library
- Research critical information for government think tanks
- Sell books to other bookworms
- Pass along the love of reading to the next generation . . . and more
Inside, you'll find all the information you need on salaries, working conditions, and opportunities for professional advancement. Written for newcomers and career-changers alike, Careers for Bookworms is an essential book for anyone considering a career in this addictive hobby.
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Bel libro, interessante, ben scritto, chiaro e pieno di informazioni, l'unico appunto che mi sento di fargli é che é talmente centrato sugli Stati Uniti che alcune cose si possono fare solo se uno é americano.
This particular book was the one that put me on the path to my career in publishing. I was lost, in and out of college, switching majors every semester, until I had to settle on one or drop out. So, I dropped out and got a "pass-the-time" job. While I was thinking about returning to school, I was browsing in a bookstore one day. Somehow, I found the career/reference section, and found this book, which seemed to be written just for me! I am a bookworm! It brightened my day. It wasn't so in-depth, but perfect for someone who might need to explore several possibilities when they are a lost soul. It let me a most important thing: most careers for bookworms start with an English degree. There I was, found. You may think that's common sense, but not all of us are common-sensical. Secondly, even working in a bookstore can get you places, if you want to move on. I got a job at a bookstore, I knew someone there with an internship at a publisher, she suggested I apply for an internship there, and I did. I now work there! Never underestimate the power of the book. Even one that looks like a quick read.
It has endless information on Career Possibilities for Bookworms, Careers in Libraries, Careers in Book Publishing, Careers in the Private Sector, Careers with Magazines and Newspapers, Careers in Glamour Industries, Careers in Education, Careers in Research, Careers with the Government, More Career Opportunities for Bookworms.
This book gives an insight of the vision the authors have for old and new professionals in the field.
One may wonder why all this focus on print medium, and not a single chapter dealing with new incarnations of the book: e-books, desktop publishing, etc. Hope and pray the next edition will incorporate the newer paths, and show that the box is not limited, anyways.