Like many publishing professionals, Christine Pride, a senior editor at Simon and Schuster, did not know there were opportunities for bookmaking, i.e, publishing. Pride earned her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then worked at a non-profit organization catering to disadvantaged mothers.

It was during her four-year tenure at the organization as a Public Relations Associate and Director of Development and PR that she connected with a literary agent who also served as the chairwoman at the organization’s board of directors. Pride, a book enthusiast since childhood, became intrigued by agenting and pursued the industry she has now worked in for over ten years. She edits book club/women’s fiction, memoir, and some narrative nonfiction.

Hit play to learn more about Pride and her publishing trajectory, which includes Random House and Disney Hyperion, working as an editorial consultant, ghostwriting, her upcoming titles, such as entrepreneur, Joy Mangano’s memoir, Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave & Creative Life (Jennifer Lawrence portrayed her in the film Joy) and her advice for aspiring publishing professionals. Visit Pride at her website

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