An Amateur’s Guide to Becoming a Professional in Publishing
By Emily O'Brien
Many people struggle understanding what a “publisher” is and does. Publishing is an expansive industry, one that produces newspapers, books, magazines, greeting cards, and, with the growing prominence of the internet, some digital media. Furthermore, publishing involves several different departments, including editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, and publicity. With all of these options, a career in publishing can look vastly different from person to person, depending on the role and type of publishing they choose.