Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hello, world!

Hello, publishing world!

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebecca Allen (but I'll be honest, most people only know me by Becca), and I'm the new Marketing Coordinator here at the Press. 

I may sound like a bit of a groupie, and that’s probably because I am a bit of a groupie for both TCU Press and the publishing industry as a whole. I am so excited to be here. I began dreaming about working in publishing some time in high school, and after interning at TCU Press as an undergraduate, I knew I wanted to stay there. My dream came true! A week after walking across the stage in TCU’s Daniel Meyer Coliseum, I received a job offer as Marketing Coordinator. And here I am.

I wasted no time, as my colleagues can attest, moving in and getting comfortable. TCU Press is where I want to be, and I plan on staying here as long as they’ll have me. Although I haven’t been at the Press long, it’s impossible to work here and not sense a season of opportunity and growth.  As a fresh-off-the-presses graduate, it’s exciting to be a part of such an organization.

Staff meetings are times of collaboration in addition to logistical planning. Novel ideas for projects and outreach alike are presented and debated. We may be small, but we’re tight-knit! The various stages of the publication process are not distinctly segregated from one another. Instead, we all work together, at every stage of the process, to develop and produce and showcase quality literature – what a wonderful environment and purpose!

In the coming months, I look forward to getting to know more and more of those connected with TCU Press, whether authors, designers, partners or readers. We care about each and every one of you, and we want to become more in-tune with you. Feel free to find and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even Pinterest!