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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,...

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,...