Positions are available in the marketing and sales departments. The marketing department selects two interns per season; the sales department selects one. After working at Consortium, many of our interns have successfully found full-time employment in the field, including positions at ForeWord Reviews, Redleaf Press, and Scarletta Press, among others.
For summer internships (with start dates in May or June), we accept applications between January 15 and March 1. For fall internships (with start dates in September or October), we accept applications between May 15 and July 1. For spring internships (with start dates in December or January), we accept applications between September 15 and December 23.
See what former interns have to say here!
Have you ever wandered into a bookstore with the intention of picking up
a particular book? How did that book come under your radar? Chances
are, there was marketing involved. Book marketing is all of the
behind-the-scenes stuff that connects a reader to a book. More than just
advertising, book marketing includes: creating advance reading copies;
outreach to booksellers, librarians, and professors; pitches to
reviewers, TV and radio producers for coverage; attendance at
tradeshows; book giveaways on blogs and Twitter; and many other
activities. As the Consortium Marketing Intern, you will learn about the
creative, innovative (and yes, cheap!), ways an independent publisher
markets their books.
Sales is not a dirty word! Before a book is in your hands, it goes
through many levels of “sale” that determine (among other things) where
in the store you found it. Publishers have to excite their sales reps,
who in turn have to excite booksellers, who, in the end, make their
recommendations to you. In a tale of two books, otherwise equal, one is
put face out and sells while the other collects dust. Our salesmanship
can make all the difference. With books, sales can be about
passion—taking a book you love and succinctly communicating that
enthusiasm is an art. If you have aspirations as a writer, this
internship will give you invaluable insight into how the world you wish
to join works.
Duration of Internship:
10 weeks; Time requirement: 20 hours per week maximum
Compensation:$10 per hourTo apply, please send a letter of introduction, résumé, and a 3–5 page writing sample.
For marketing, contact: Emylisa Warrick: firstname.lastname@example.org
For sales, contact: Ruth Berger: email@example.com