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Island Press Field Notes

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By Rebecca Bright / On July 29th, 2019

Island Press works with publishers around the world to help our authors’ ideas reach a larger, global audience. Through this work, we have published books in at least 25 different languages.

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 26th, 2019

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project is excited to continue the urbanist journalism fellowship this fall with Greater Greater Washington!

By Chidinma Onuoha / On July 22nd, 2019

Once upon a time, I was sure that I wanted to be an editor. I always liked reading and polishing people’s stories. It felt right to shape up someone's work, to see its beginning and see it transform into a finished product. But, as any recent English...

On Interning at Island Press

By Simon Boes / On July 15th, 2019

My internship was a genuine peek into the meticulous field of publishing. I always had proper guidance and was never afraid to ask questions, which makes the office such a great place for learning.

By Jen Hawse / On October 16th, 2018

What’s your daily routine? You get up, get dressed, tend to the daily chores, and start your commute. If you’re a city driver you know that you have a slog ahead of you. It’s not something we look forward to, but it’s something we must do to get...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 13th, 2018

Last weekend, Island Press brought Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett, authors of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch...

On Interning at Island Press

By Leila Temizer / On September 4th, 2018

As I approached the end of my third year of college, I knew it was time to gain real experience in marketing and publicity. While searching for an internship, Island Press caught my eye because I have always had an interest in books and the environment....

By Julia Steffy / On August 29th, 2018

The graphic adaptation of Naturalist, renowned scientist E.O. Wilson’s autobiography, has been in the works a long time, long before my internship at Island Press. Stops and starts have kept the project...

By Jennifer Squires / On August 13th, 2018

I am an indecisive person. I tried almost every sport, dance, and hobby as a child. I inevitably quit all of them—except for one. Books. I love reading, and I love writing. For a good part of my life, I knew I wanted to work in the publishing industry,...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 14th, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun for Island Press authors to share the love. We asked a few authors to choose their favorite Island Press book—other than their own, of course—and explain what makes it so special. Check out their responses...

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