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Ana Pungartnik, MLitt in Publishing Studies, 2013-14

October 7th, 2013 | Posted in Student Profiles | Comments Off on Ana Pungartnik, MLitt in Publishing Studies, 2013-14

Thomas Jefferson once said, ”I cannot live without books.” I agree with him completely. I discovered my love for books when I was very young, even before I started school. I would spend hours and hours at our local library just browsing between book shelves and being stunned by books. When the time to decide what I want to study finally came, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I did my undergraduate studies in Library and Information Science at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. During the programme I chose some of the publishing classes that were available and realized that I felt very attracted to the publishing process and book production. I’ve also done an internship at publishing house UMco, d.d. in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After receiving my BA degree and doing my research on publishing programmes in Europe, I decided I wanted to attend the MLitt in Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling.

I’m interested in marketing books and the translations of literature from ex-Yugoslavia countries and translation copyrights. I would also like to do some research on what is different in publishing process of small market countries and what is there to do to create a thriving and competitive publishing field.

This is a challenging time for publishing and I am prepared to accept the challenge and be a part of this vibrant, non-stop, changing business.