Only January, and I can already check #10 off my New Year’s resolutions list (New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?). I have finally gotten an official internship in a field of my interest.
At the end of the month, I will start working at Zest Books, a publishing company focused on readers in their teens and early twenties!
Last week, I had an interview with Ann (Marketing and Editorial Associate) and was hired for the internship on the spot. It’s a small office in a really cool building/neighborhood and, on first impression, extremely friendly staff.
For this internship, I really feel like I’ll be able to utilize a number of my skills (writing, editing, social media, Japanese language & culture, etc.). I might also have an opportunity to do some freelance illustration work for them as well, which would be absolutely amazing! Plus, the internship is only a couple days a week, so I’ll still have ample time to continue my independent projects like The Poet and the Flea. Most of all, I’m excited to learn everything I possibly can about the business side of publishing!!
One really cool aspect of Zest Books is their Teen Advisory Board. They have a number of teen readers who work as interns and help the publishers figure out what kind of books teens would like to read/see published. According to Ann, the current Teen Advisory Board is really into anime/manga and Doctor Who — so I think I’ll get along with these kids just fine!
Zest focuses on non-fiction titles, from memoirs to how-to books. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really looking into their titles and have found a number of books that pique my interest. I’ve complied a list of my favorites below, so check them out!
- Super Pop
- Dear Teen Me
- Dead Strange
- The End
- The Look Book
- Reel Culture
- The Dictionary of High School B.S.
- Indie Girl
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to starting this internship and will share my learning experience with all of you. Wish me luck!!
For more Zest Books…
- Homepage: zestbooks.net
- Facebook: facebook.com/BooksWithATwist?ref=ts
- Twitter: twitter.com/zestbooks
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/zestbooks
- YouTube: youtube.com/zestbooks
Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas