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About Barron's Educational Series, Inc.



Barron's Educational Series
250 Wireless Blvd
Hauppauge, NY 11788
1-800-645-3476
barrons@barronseduc.com

Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. rapidly became America’s leading publisher of test preparation manuals and school directories. Among the most widely recognized of Barron’s many titles in these areas are its SAT and ACT test prep books, its Regents Exams books, and its Profiles of American Colleges. In recent years, Barron’s has expanded into many other publishing fields, introducing extensive lines of children’s books, foreign language learning books and CDs, pet care manuals, gift books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, and art instruction books, as well as learning materials on audiocassette, VCR, Compact Disc, and CD-ROM. On average, Barron’s publishes more than 300 new titles a year and maintains an extensive backlist of well over 2,000 titles. Barron’s books are instantly recognized for their variety, reliability, and quality by retailers, educational and institutional book buyers, and not least by the reading public everywhere.



Job Opportunities at Barron's
Updated August 14, 2014

PROOFREADER
Proofread against manuscript for typos, misspellings, incorrect grammar, as well as check formatted pages against typesetting specifications. Review e-books and other electronic formats against printed version.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Proofread books in page formats, and in keyboarded form
  • Query editorial/production for inconsistency of copy/specifications
  • Check corrections of second and third proofs against prior proof
  • Proofread catalogs, book covers, and promotional materials
  • Check blues
  • Check final sign off
  • Review contents of e-books, kindle, and other electronic formats
    Internal Working Relationship: Interact with Editorial, Art, Production, Marketing and Promotion personnel in reviewing, copyediting and proofs. Interact with freelance proofreaders.
    Position requires:
  • 3-5 years prior job experience preferably in book production
  • Superior knowledge of spelling and grammar
  • An eye for minute detail
  • Knowledge of proofreading symbols and typesetting specifications
  • Experience proofreading on line in electronic formats


    SALES REP—METRO NY/TRI-STATE AREA
    We are seeking an aggressive and experienced outside sales person with a minimum of 3-5 years book trade experience to join our sales team; call on trade and non-traditional markets with our highly regarded products covering NYC (5 Boroughs), Long Island, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York State from Westchester County to Sullivan and Putnam Counties. This is a well-established territory with many existing accounts. This sales position requires excellent in-person selling skills to manage active accounts, generate leads and identify prospects. The position reports directly to the National Sales Manager.
    Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3-5 years outside sales experience in book publishing
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout the territory
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication and strong presentation skills
  • Effectively generate, qualify and close leads
  • Ability to develop and maintain long lasting relationships with key decision makers
  • Reliable strong work ethic and able to work independently
  • High energy, enthusiasm and a love of books and sales
  • Experience with accounts in existing territory preferred
    Applicant’s home base will be located in sales territory and if relocation is necessary it will be at the candidate’s expense.

    Barron’s offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, product discounts, year-end bonus and a generous Paid Time Off and holiday policy.
    For consideration, submit resume, which must include cover letter, salary history, salary requirements and verifiable references to: Director of Human Resources, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788, Fax: 631-434-7682, Email: hr@barronseduc.com, EOE/M/F/D/V




    Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

    For initial consideration of your project, we STRONGLY recommend a query letter, along with your author credentials.

    While we do receive submissions from many literary agencies, it is not necessary to have a literary agent in order to submit material.

    Please address submissions to:

    Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 250 Wireless Boulevard Hauppauge, NY 11788 Wayne Barr, Acquisitions Manager Email: waynebarr@barronseduc.com

    Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

    A large, self-addressed, stamped envelope, with enough postage, must be included if you want your material returned.

    Only queries are accepted by email

    Due to the large volume of unsolicited submissions received, a complete evaluation of a proposal may take 4-6 weeks. Please do not call about the status of individual submissions.

    We are currently interested in children and young adult fiction and nonfiction books, foreign language learning books, New Age books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, art instruction books, sports, fashion, crafts, and study guides.

    We do not publish poems, and we are not interested in books that have already been published.

    We would also like to hear from established authors of Test Prep books.

    Please refer to our website, barronseduc.com, if you would like to become familiar with the kinds of books we publish. Keep in mind we are not looking for books similar to those that we have already published.

    When submitting a proposal for a children's fiction book:
    • Please include an outline summary
    • You may include sample pages (Please DO NOT include the manuscript in its entirety).
    • Artwork is not necessary, but is helpful if author is also the illustrator. Please only include a sample.
    • Author's credentials must be included.
    When submitting a work of adult or Juvenile Nonfiction:
    • Include a Table of Contents, along with two sample chapters.
    • A brief description of the work should be included in the cover letter, as well as an overview citing the market being targeted (e.g., children, ages 2–4; secondary school teachers, etc.)
    • Please include sample illustrations if the book is to be illustrated.
    • Author's credentials must also be included.
    The Acquisitions Manager will be in contact with you if additional information or material is required in order to properly evaluate your project. Do not send additional material unless specifically requested.

    Thank you for your adherence to the above guidelines.

    Barron's Educational Series, Inc.


    Terms of Sale

    • All prices are in U.S. dollars
    • Individual Orders:—Orders are shipped within one business day. Residents of California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Canada must include applicable sales tax. If not satisfied, return books in original condition within 15 days from receipt of shipment for a full refund.
    • Booksellers and Wholesalers:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x204 or 214 to inquire into resale terms or to open an account.
    • Schools and Libraries:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x211 or 224 for information.