Q: How did you get your start in publishing? Did you start with short articles? A: For me, this story begins in college, where I spent my semesters in New York City juggling a myriad of writerly internships as a way to “test out” what kind of day job I might best tolerate while pursuing my dream of publishing books. In the end, I decided against pursuing a career in traditional publishing or literary nonprofits (too slow-paced and gatekeeper-y for my liking!) in favor of a digital media path. After enough college internship test runs, it seemed wisest to try and get a job writing for a “soft journalism” outlet by day so I could conserve my energy and pursue/experiment with the more literary stuff by night. After a hodgepodge of post-graduation odd jobs, I eventually wound up working full-time for a series of online magazines in LA (including some
Unabridged Books in Chicago!
Louisville, Kentucky or Cincinnati, Ohio!
Interbang Books and/or Deep Vellum Books in Dallas, please and thank you.
Dallas and Fort Worth area please!!
Come to Boston! Trident Booksellers, Newtonville Books or Brookline Booksmith.
Carmichael’s in Louisville, KY 🤞🏻
Brookline Booksmith in Boston MA!
Please come to Des Moines again! Beaverdale Books is a great spot in the Des Moines area :)
Book tour, woo! In Pittsburgh, there is the “main one”: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures (here’s Ottessa Moshfegh signing my copy of her book there: https://x.com/MR_INFO_Mark/status/1103695418859364352?s=20) but I think you might be better suited for the indie route you mention, in which case White Whale Bookstore is a good option (here’s Celeste Ng signing my copy of her book there: https://x.com/MR_INFO_Mark/status/1695097033609130101?s=20) Forgive me if I made that more about me, haha.
Shelf Life Books in Calgary, Alberta!
Dudley’s Bookshop - Bend, Oregon
Sydney, Australia please 🇦🇺
Austin, Tx! At Book People!
Left Bank Books in St. Louis!!
Edinburgh is FULL of great independent bookshops if you’ll be making it to the uk!
Somewhere in Central FL! My local indie is Fern and Fable books in Ormond Beach, FL, but Writers' Block in Winter Park/Orlando is great too!