I f you are interested in a career in publishing, want to find out more about what's involved, or simply need some office experience for your CV, why not get in touch?

B ased in attractive offices in Clapham, South London, Michael O'Mara Books is a small friendly company with an informal atmosphere.

W e offer a number of people work experience each year, especially around the times of the major book fairs when we can always use some helping hands. The work ranges from office administration to preparing sales and publicity material, organising mailings, contacting bookshops and helping out in the editorial departments. Because we are a small company, there is often a wide variety of tasks, which provides an excellent opportunity to see how each department operates.

W e offer to cover your travel expenses up to seventy pounds per week, and are happy to provide references upon completion. We prefer people to work full time (9:30-5:30),for two-week placements.

A lthough no specific experience is necessary, it helps if you have some basic computer skills and a confident phone manner. Experience of using Macs and Microsoft Office applications are a plus. Above all you need to be cheerful and willing to turn your hand to anything, with bags of initiative and an interest in publishing.

I f you would like to find out more, or to apply for the work experience programme, please contact our work experience co-ordinator by emailing your CV to: