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How to Get a Job in Book Publishing

4 tips for turning your love of books into a career

- June 10, 2013
For the countless number of books published each year, there are only a few that become true breakout successes, selling millions upon millions of copies, hijacking the bestsellers lists and becoming permanently etched in American pop culture.

And, while great storytelling is at least partly responsible for their success, there is also an expansive team behind the scenes, working diligently to ensure that every plot twist is meticulously crafted, that the cover is so well-designed that readers drop $25 for the hardcover without blinking, and that those same characters will hopefully transcend the pages and end up on the big screen.

The publishing industry's digital revolution has been well documented, but the big and indie houses still need a few good men (and women) with undeniable skills to help shape and sell the next crop of bestsellers. Think you've got what it takes? Follow these four steps to get your foot in book publishing's door.

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