Vivek Mehra, MD & CEO of SAGE Publications India, on how a publishing house works. And what kind of exciting job-opportunities are there. In Germany lots of students dream of working in publishing (at least that was like that 10—20 years ago), but they most of the time rather think of sticking their noses into books and reviewing manuscripts. I really like that article!
Publishing is NOT printing. This is perhaps the reason many aspirants shy away from considering mainstream publishing. It’s true that publishing began with printers and printing presses, however, this changed when printing and publishing became specialised. Today, hardly any publisher owns a printing press.
There was a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s when publishing was going through a phase of reinventing itself. The digital age was dawning and the Internet was spreading its web. Since then Publishing has truly matured and there has never been a better time to explore this as a prime career option.
Look around you, do you know the web page you visit, the article you read, the ad that you love so much and even the product information you seek are all a form of publishing? There isn’t an area of life that publishing doesn’t touch and yet very few think about…
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