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Island Press Field Notes

By Isabelle Monahan / On December 20th, 2016

When I was offered the web and social media internship at Island Press, I jumped at the chance to gain an inside look at an academic press. I began my internship knowing very little about marketing or social media branding. I vividly remember my first...

By David Hall / On December 15th, 2016

The last time I went home to coastal South Carolina was different. I looked at the expansive salt marshes and brackish rivers I knew so well with a different mindset. It’s hardly the first time I’ve thought about climate change when thinking about home,...

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By Katharine Sucher / On December 14th, 2016

This holiday season, give the gift of an Island Press book. With a catalog of more than 1,000 books, we guarantee there's something for everyone on your shopping list. Check out our list of staff selections, and share your own ideas in the comments below...

By Regina Andreoni / On December 12th, 2016

I am a junior at Georgetown University interested in pursuing a career in the publishing. I major in English because I believe in the power of the written word. As Development Intern, I have learned that it’s not only the words written in books that...

By Jessica Flores / On November 28th, 2016

I started at Island Press as a Marketing Intern over the summer. In many ways, my experience with the Production department is similar to my time in Marketing. From day one I was given an overview of the publishing process with emphasis on my department’...

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By Rebecca Bright / On November 8th, 2016

Here at Island Press, I spend much of my time reading about our authors’ work in wild and remote places from the confines of a desk chair. So last May, I jumped at the chance to venture away from the office on a backpacking trip with Jason Mark, author...

By Caroline Sperry / On September 28th, 2016

Have you ever wondered how books are printed? In June, several members of the Island Press team were lucky enough to tour one of our print vendors, Sheridan Books, in Michigan.

By Jessica Flores / On August 24th, 2016

When I graduated from my university last year, I wanted to start working in publishing, so when I found Island Press’s summer internships I signed up right away. From my first day as publicity intern, I was already mailing out advance reader copies to...

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By Tiara Beatty / On August 18th, 2016

At the beginning of my college career, I was so sure I wanted to be a journalist. As time passed and my interests changed, I finally realized the field I really wanted to go into: book publishing. As a journalism major with a lot of newsroom experience,...

By Society of Environmental Journalists / On August 1st, 2016

Island Press often gets thought of as being somewhat narrower in scope than we in fact are. Today, environmental issues touch pretty much every aspect of our social and personal lives — not just the natural world. They affect our cities, health,...

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