Books have always seemed like magic to me, like an enchanted entity conceived out of thin air for the purpose of readers’ escape from reality. However, when I got the job as Island Press’ Production Intern, I quickly realized that it takes a lot more...

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...

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.

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

The push for organic food to supplant conventionally produced food (i.e., produced with pesticides, supplements and artificial fertilizers) has always been hampered by the claim that the organic production style couldn’t provide the volume of food...

Photo Credit: SER Texas A&M Student Association - Bastrop Park Fire Restoration

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...

Photo Credit: SER Texas A&M Student Association - Bastrop Park Fire Restoration

In this installment, production intern Clare McGranahan reflects on what it takes to print a perfect book.

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