Traditionally, we at Windhorse Publications host an intern from the Publishing MA at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. The intern helps us out with some tasks, meanwhile gaining hands-on experience working in a publishing house. This year, we hosted Philip Sims for six weeks on Tuesdays. We asked him to write about his experience with us.
“I recently had the privilege of completing a six-week internship here at Windhorse Publications, engaging in tasks that helped with the marketing of a new title, Wild Awake: Alone, Offline and Aware in Nature, as well as working on the website and learning its nuts and bolts. It was fascinating to behold how what we see on screen comes together.
I was made to feel very welcome by all those involved with the company and it was interesting to observe their methods whist working on the new title, as well as the overall process involved in producing it. Also of note was helping with the company’s efforts to expand the reach of their books and the authors themselves, using Social Media to ensure they are visible on as many platforms as possible. As well, we looked into podcasts and the outlets available to promote them and searched for the best book review sites and channels for current and new titles. The company was also keen to add to its international market and we looked at libraries and forums around the world where we could send Windhorse books.
I am sure they will be successful with this and would like to thank them for their time and efforts with me. It was a pleasure, and I am excited to see where these ambitions take them.”
We thank Philip for his efforts and hard work during his time with us.