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How Much Do Book Publicists Earn?

According to the anonymous job site Glassdoor.com, the average salary for a book publicist in the New York area is $37,093 a year.

The site also breaks out figures from specific companies. Below, we’ve made a list of what book publicists at three book publishing companies make–all the figures drawn from anonymous users at Glassdoor.com.

When you are looking for a new job, one of the daunting tasks can be determining your salary requirements. You want to ask for enough to make the job worth your while, but you don’t want to ask for so much that you are not considered. So we’ve begun compiling lists of how much book publishing professionals make per year. Follow this link to find out how much book editors earn. For more details on book publicist salaries, keep reading…

At Random House, an associate publicist averages $37,280 a year. This figure is based on five respondents whose salary ranged from $30-$41,000 a year. A publicist at the company averages $43,731 a year. This is based on two respondents whose salary ranged from $41-47,000 a year.

At Penguin, an Associate Publicist averages $36,961 a year. This figure is based on two respondents whose salary ranged from $34-40,000 a year.

At HarperCollins, an assistant editor averages $30,400 a year. This figure is based on five respondents whose salary ranged from $30-31,000 a year.

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