Archive for January, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Shadowhunters and Downworlders

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Shadowhunters and DownworldersNext Tuesday is the official pub date for Shadowhunters and Downworlders, our anthology of YA authors talking about Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. (Though you can already get a print copy, or pre-order the e-book, online. Or order the audio book!) And while usually this pre-publication book “introduction” feature gives a little extra behind-the-scenes info on the content of our books, I wanted to break from tradition here and talk a little about the design–in particular, the cover.

The cover art is gorgeous, of course; it’s the work of Cliff Nielsen, the man responsible for a lot of my favorite YA covers the last few years (including the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices covers). But I also love what Cliff did …

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Wanted: Smart Pop Editorial and Marketing Interns for Spring Semester

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Are you a well-organized, detail-oriented, self-directed college junior/senior or graduate student in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area who is passionate about books and interested in learning about the publishing industry? Do you love YA literature, television, science fiction and fantasy, gaming, and/or film? Are you currently looking for a spring semester internship?

Look no further!

Internship Job Description

Intern will work directly with the Editor-in-Chief and Marketing Coordinator for Smart Pop Books, the pop culture imprint of BenBella Books. Forthcoming 2013 titles include an anthology on Ender’s Game edited by Orson Scott Card and a book on the history and future of fanfiction. Past titles include The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook and Finding Serenity (on Joss Whedon’s Firefly).

Intern will provide support for and …

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