The 9-5

Managing Other People is HARD

September 29, 2011

Work has been running me through the ringer lately. My role has expanded, so my workload has expanded, while our publishing program is expanding and all this expanding seems to be causing my head to explode from the stress. My task list is so long that I’ve had to stop looking at the whole thing […]

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When a Promotion Means Panic

July 19, 2011

So the big news around here (besides my utter exhaustion!) is that I got a promotion last week. WOOHOO. It’s a big step up in responsibility and scope, and will be a definite challenge for me–in good ways and in…challenging ways. But holy cow, after the euphoria of the announcement wore off and the reality […]

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Why Pottermore Makes Perfect Sense (And Is Brilliant Business)

June 23, 2011

If you’re even a little bit of a Harry Potter fan, or even a little bit tuned into pop culture news, you know that today J.K. Rowling announced Pottermore, after a week or so of intrigue and mystery around the web. It appears that the full nature of Pottermore will remain a secret until the […]

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Packaging FAIL

April 21, 2011

So one of the awesome things I’m getting to do right now at my job is put some ereaders through their paces. I have a Kindle, a Nook Color, and will be getting an iPad 2 (as soon as it ships). (Sadly, they aren’t mine to do with as I please. It very much is […]

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Publishing is a Business

April 19, 2011

So one of the things that I think is missing from many of the discussions about publishing is one simple, stark fact: Publishing is a business. I know there’s a idealistic notion of publishing—I had it before I got into it—that many people fall into. You know, how magical it is to work with books […]

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