Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

By Calla Rosenfeld / On August 1st, 2016

Like many college students, I am familiar with the all-too-common rollercoaster: late nights spent thinking about the future, deciding how to leave my proverbial mark on the world. As a rising sophomore, I’m still in the beginnings of my academic career...

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By Rachel Miller / On May 25th, 2016

Every year, thousands of publishing professionals, booksellers, librarians, readers, authors, and unabashed book enthusiasts gather for Book Expo America. It’s an opportunity to learn about new books and trends in publishing, to gather as many galleys as...

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 24th, 2016

Last Sunday marked the first annual D.C. Bike Ride, arguably the biggest bike event the district has ever seen! Seventeen miles of roadway were sectioned off for the big ride, with a route that took...

By Caroline Sperry / On May 23rd, 2016

Part One of series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at different stages of the book printing and binding process.

By Bernadette LeMasters / On May 5th, 2016

Late last year I graduated with an environmental science and policy degree, and was looking for jobs. I had already built experience in government and university settings while in school, filling temporary positions such as events outreach coordinator,...

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By Danielle Underhill / On March 8th, 2016

Interning at Island Press has been nothing shy of a totally rad experience. The people, the conversation, and the work itself constantly leave me feeling humbly fortunate for the opportunity to grow here. I came to Washington D.C. all the way from...

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By Jordan Aaronson / On March 1st, 2016

I have loved books my entire life, and I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to focus on reading and writing. As an overenthusiastic undergrad, I spent a lot of my time trying to figure out which path I wanted to follow:...

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By Samantha Hansen / On February 8th, 2016

I first applied to Island Press in the midst of a job-hunting fury that surrounded me like a cloud of smoke. Island Press stood out from the rest because not only was it a publisher, but also a non-profit. I loved the idea of being able to work at a...

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By Caitlin Moniz / On January 3rd, 2016

The real world is weird. You emerge from the sheltered existence of a college undergrad to find that your new roommates are you parents. And then there’s figuring out your career path—a daunting task where it feels like doors are closing everywhere you...

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By Rebecca Heine / On December 15th, 2015

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first stepped into the offices of Island Press to start my editorial internship, but from the start it’s been a delight.

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