This series follows my experience as a publishing MA student . I’m getting behind on these! So sorry, its getting to that point in the year where I have big deadlines just around the corner and panic is setting in! You can find my post on week 7, here.
Publishing MA Marketing Report
This week our marketing reports were due! We had to write 1,500 words on a publisher we chose from a list and write about their marketing strategy for a particular book or series. I chose Walker Books and focused on the release of The 10th Anniversary Edition of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. We had to follow the publishers marketing campaigns from week 3 up until the deadline, week 8. This was a great book to choose because it released just a few days before the assignment was due. There was plenty to write about!
Paving the Way in Publishing: Innovate, Adapt, Overcome
On Saturday of week 9 I attended the autumn SYP Conference 2019. This year it was themed around getting into publishing. I need to learn as much about this as possible. So, although it was going to cost me a solid £30, I decided it was best to go. That being said, it was worth every single penny! I’m so glad I went. I got to speak to lots of inspirational people and make some new publishing friends! The advice that was given was invaluable. Not to mention a stunning hardback we got to take away. I will definitely be attending next year!
Stress and Well-being Management
In the past I have been really terrible at maintaining my well-being during intense study. Admittedly, for a few weeks as a publishing MA student I had been letting the healthy habits I picked up during the summer slip away. Going completely over my head as I reached for bad eating choices to comfort myself. This week though I decided to practice some good ‘ol self-discipline. Making an effort to give my body what it needs at times like this instead of what my brain tells me I want.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that if you want your body to continue to work in the way you need it to, you need to give it what it needs to function well. Remember to look after yourselves!