Of course, there is much-published guidance on how to write a resume or how to prep for an entry-level job interview. But the book publishing industry has its own set of parameters for the wannabe employee. Here is some specific advice on how to prepare for a book publishing job interview.
Familiarize Yourself with the Imprint’s Individual List
Atria or Riverhead Books? Within the major publisher, each imprint has its own personality. Go online and take a look at the types of books they are publishing. It’s ideal if you truly love your interviewee’s list. But at the very least find something appealing about the books you’d theoretically be working with and be prepared to discuss why.
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