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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ntc/Contemporary Publishing; 2nd edition (Jan. 11 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0844243361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844243368
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,160,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Welcome to the Information Age-the perfect time for bookworms and other literary types to be looking for careers that involve reading. Read the first page
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If "book" is your favorite four-letter word, and you are looking for ways to get paid to read, then Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types can be your inspiration to find a new way to earn a living. While the authors explain in simple language the familiar jobs in the book industries, such as publishing, libraries and teaching, they also think way outside the box to present other jobs in which you can read for a living. Some are practical and some really stretch the definition of reading. For instance, would avid readers really think that reading fan mail for a celebrity or examining college applications would fit their interests? The most practical value of Careers for Bookworms are the interviews with real people who work in the jobs described and who explain how they, indeed, read for a living. The authors give the path a person has to take from entry level to the highest positions in each job and industry and also give information about trade organizations, job listings and other resources to help you find these jobs. The bottom line is that just about everyone has to read to some extent to do a better job, but this book is full of ideas for careers that might not have occurred to you. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find a way to incorporate reading into your job description.
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By Amy Henley on March 10 2003
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Unlike the other reviewers, I found this book to be less than helpful. Yes, it does talk some about different literary-related fields, and I stress some, but the book lacks serious discussion of those careers. Plus, it gives limited resources for finding out more information....no websites and no mention of other literary career-related books. It only lists a few professional associations for each career. Also, there were no surprises as to which careers were selected, such as...becoming a librarian. If you just want a taste of what literary careers are out there, this book is worth a skim at your local bookstore, but if you really want to find out about these careers, follow up with books specifically geared toward a particular career.
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This year, through a high-school course I am taking called "Career Exploration," I am beginning to discover the vast possibilities that await me in the working world. Although I don't know exactly what career I want to pursue yet, I do have it narrowed down to a few fields: education, journalism, librarianship, or theology. The book "Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types" has helped me to explore the first three of these pathways. As the title states, this is a book written for people want to integrate their passion for reading and the English language in general into their careers. The book says that "bookworms" will probably enjoy working in libraries, working at book publishing companies, working for magazines and newspapers, working on television shows and movies, teaching, researching, working for the government, or working as a professional lawyer, doctor, or executive. All of these careers are related in one way: they all involve a great deal of reading. Personally, I thought that librarianship was the most appealing of all of the careers in this book; it sounds rewarding and fun, yet challenging. This book has definitely made me want to seriously consider becoming a librarian. The information contained in this book was very helpful to me in terms of deciding which jobs that I would enjoy and which jobs I wouldn't. For each career and job title, the book lists a job description, cites qualifications, gives an average starting salary, and forecasts a job outlook. It also contains brief interviews with people in those professions and tells what they like and dislike about their jobs. Overall, I believe that this book can be a useful resource to other students trying to figure out which career path is right for them. For people who like to read, it sure would be nice to have a job that would allow one to engage in that passion on a daily basis.
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Disappointing March 9 2003
By Amy Henley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Unlike the other reviewers, I found this book to be less than helpful. Yes, it does talk some about different literary-related fields, and I stress some, but the book lacks serious discussion of those careers. Plus, it gives limited resources for finding out more information....no websites and no mention of other literary career-related books. It only lists a few professional associations for each career. Also, there were no surprises as to which careers were selected, such as...becoming a librarian. If you just want a taste of what literary careers are out there, this book is worth a skim at your local bookstore, but if you really want to find out about these careers, follow up with books specifically geared toward a particular career.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Thinking outside the Box Dec 20 2004
By Dr. Mohamed Taher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The authors need to be appreciated for constantly updating the choices for a career in information field.

It has endless information on Career Possibilities for Bookworms, Careers in Libraries, Careers in Book Publishing, Careers in the Private Sector, Careers with Magazines and Newspapers, Careers in Glamour Industries, Careers in Education, Careers in Research, Careers with the Government, More Career Opportunities for Bookworms.

This book gives an insight of the vision the authors have for old and new professionals in the field.

One may wonder why all this focus on print medium, and not a single chapter dealing with new incarnations of the book: e-books, desktop publishing, etc. Hope and pray the next edition will incorporate the newer paths, and show that the box is not limited, anyways.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
GOOD OPPORTUNITIES May 23 2001
By Bonita L. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Do you love to read and wish to turn your love of words into a new career? If so, this slim volume describes a number of jobs for people who love to read. Bookworms share their career experiences for those who love the written word and want to do more with their skill of reading.
The book describes the particular field in which a Bookworm can utilize their skills ( librarian, teacher, copy editor, etc.), tells you of any educational requirements needed, and gives a brief bibliography of additional resources at the chapter's end.
Careers for Bookworms is good in that introduces you to the various careers out there available for advid readers. Unfortunately it fails to discuss any internet possibilities for bookworms. Although it lists the jobs available, it fails to give in depth descriptions as to how one finds these jobs. The book certainly needs a revision but is a good start in those seeking career opportunities in reading books.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not to Replace... Jan. 29 2013
By Joseph Freas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a "naturally-born" researcher, I take great pride in studying, understanding, and having the knowledge that others depend on when they don't have a clue at all, or need that minute expertise. However, as an avid researcher of very specialized fields, this is not the type of book to rely on for entirely accurate literature regarding various careers. The series is technically out of date, by even a few years - (and when it comes to meticulous detail & accuracy, I'm the first critic). I would not recommend this purchase because simply the (lack of knowledge) into these precise fields listed within. As a matter of fact, in short, I would say to the potential buyer, save your money, just invest in internet research or the library, it's free, and besides, the information you will locate is at least up to date.

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