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Before Covid, MVP started an internship program that gave participants a hands-on and in-depth opportunity to learn about editing and book publishing. The Publisher worked directly with interns teaching them about all aspects of book publishing: acquiring the best manuscripts, contracting with author and author relations, editing the selected titles, developing succinct descriptions of the book and catalogue copy, understanding of the role of text and cover design, pre-publication book promotion, typesetting, the printing process, marketing to social and print media, among other topics. Covid has slightly changed our approach in that, in the past the intern would meet with the publisher once a week, be trained on a specific topic and given opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the book trade. As the intern progressed, they would be given more independent responsibilities for creating and launching our book publication. While Covid is ongoing, the contact between the publisher and the interns have been linmited to phone calls, zoom sessions and FaceTime. And, at times when both the publisher and its interns are fully vaccinated there will be a opportunities for one-on-one discussions. We have regular interns from the Central Connecticut State University, Writing Program. But, this case, we are looking for volunteer interns who are interested in learning about book publishing with an eye to eventually entering the book editing publishing, marketing, promotion, social media management world.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About AMERICAS FOR THE ARTS / Mandel Vilar Press
215 LAKESHORE PARK RD, MVP Offices: 19 Oxford Court, Simsbury, CT 06070, BOULDER, CO 80302, US
As a vital part of the larger nonprofit, Americas for Conservation and the Arts, Mandel Vilar Press's mission is advancing diversity and conservation in book publishing by bringing underrepresented and diverse literature of the Americas to the larger English speaking readership. MVP serves as a conduit of multicultural exchange and its availability plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy and vibrant democracy. With this end in mind, MVP focuses its book publication program on books both written by minority writers and books about minorities--using minorities in the widest sense of this term.
As the nonprofit publishing arm of Americas for Conservation + the Arts, MVP is one of the only handful of book publishers dedicated to connecting the literature of the Americas. We unite the works of the best writers of Latin America (including the Caribbean) with the leading ethnic and minority writers of North America, MVP publishes the best books and translations on the environment, conservation, culture, history, memoir. fiction, science and politics. Publishing between four and eight titles per year, MVP focuses on works that are extraordinary and influential--destined to become the classic of tomorrow. MVP seeks to open up our cultural borders and promote cultural literacy--a vital role in maintaining a healthy and vibrant democracy. To these ends MVP has so far selected, edited, designed, published and promoted over 35 diverse books to the English readers around the USA and abroad. Mandel Vilar Press books are available in bookstores across the country, online and downloadable as e-books.
19 Oxford CourtSimsbury, CT 06070
October 16, 2021
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 20
- 15-20 hours per week--flexible with candidates other weekly schedule and responsibilities
- Excellent computers skills and ability to multitask Widely read, and engaged with and passionate both literary and popular culture Strong communication and interpersonal skill with ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently