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About Me

Jenny Davis is currently a graduate student at Portland State University, studying for an M.A. in Book Publishing. Jenny has also studied international publishing at Stuttgart Media University in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as professional communication & business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

In addition to her studies, Jenny works part-time as an assistant at a literary scouting agency, Jenny LaPlante, Inc. At Ooligan Press, a student-run trade press, she manages the rights department and co-manages the acquisitions department. Additionally, she works part-time as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble.

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Education

Portland State University

Master of Arts in Book Publishing

Fall 2020-Spring 2023

  •  Current GPA: 3.81
  • Specialization: subsidiary rights & acquisitions
  • Courses in: editing, marketing, acquisitions, design, publishing research, etc.

Hochschule der Medien

Fall 2021

  • International Publishing Minor Program in Stuttgart, Germany

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication

Fall 2017-Spring 2020

  • Track: Organizational and Strategic Communication
  • Minor: General Business
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.97
  • Member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s Official Honor Society

Work Experience

Subsidiary Rights Manager

Ooligan Press

June 2022 – June 2023

  • Manage all communications with foreign presses and literary agents
  • Draft and manage rights contracts for all titles
  • Negotiate rights contracts on behalf of Ooligan Press
  • Update rights catalogs

Acquisitions Co-Manager

Ooligan Press

Dec 2022 – June 2023

  • Manage author submissions
  • Teach lessons on acquisitions and rights
  • Oversee assignments and grading for acquisitions work for the rest of the press
  • Oversee developmental edits for all titles
  • Pitch titles to the press

Bookseller

Barnes & Noble

June 2022 – Present

  • Upsell key titles and provide recommendations for titles in each area/genre
  • Perform essential store duties
  • Possess extensive knowledge of upcoming releases, bestsellers, new trends, and classics

Admin Support

Jenny LaPlante, Inc.

Jan 2023 – Present

  • Record information on key titles
  • Identify rights information for reports
  • Summarize book descriptions and author bios
Skills & Abilities
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Professional Writing
  • Copyediting & Developmental Editing
  • Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
Certifications
  • Google Ads Beginner Certification
  • Google Analytics Beginner Certification
  • Human Subjects Researcher