I have been a Book Publicity Intern with Smith since May 2019. They have allowed me the chance to learn about the book marketing world and expand my knowledge of the publishing industry. For Smith, I have drafted media pitches, press releases, sell sheets, and PR updates. I have communicated directly with both media and clients. I have shadowed campaigns for Brandon Mull and Shadow Mountain for the release of Mull's book Dragonwatch 3: Master of the Phantom Isle, Jonathan Miller for Grant Beagan: the Finder's Code, and I currently run blog tours for Wattpad Books.
Global Treks and Adventures
PUBLICATION COMING SUMMER 2020
I got the chance to be an intern with Global Treks and Adventures during the summer of 2019. We traveled to Iceland for 10 days, hiking and exploring the southern region near Reykjavik and gathering information for their travel publication. I worked on the "Wildlife" section, doing research about each native species and taking detailed notes about every animal we encountered, as well as writing detailed descriptions of each species in the trail guide. The book is set to be published during the summer of 2020.
I ran a freelance publicity campaign for Michelle Jacqout's debut self-published poetry collection Death of a Good Girl. I created media lists, pitches, and press releases for the book leading up to it's August 1, 2019 publication. The campaign primarily focused on Bookstagrammers and bloggers. Jacqout and her book has been featured on multiple Bookstagram accounts, including @books_with_bethany, who has 13.5k followers.
In Montclair's Office of International Engagement, I work as Study Abroad Peer Adviser (SAPA) Coordinator. In this role, I communicate with all of the SAPAs, as well as prospective students, and students who are about to go abroad, or are currently abroad. I run the office's social media, mainly our Instagram account. Since I have taken over the account in January of 2019, our 500 some followers have more than doubled; today we have over 1,000 followers. I also put together advertisements for the office to be printed in the University newspaper and write directions to assist both SAPAs and students who are learning to navigate our website and application.
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