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About Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Barron's Educational Series
250 Wireless Blvd
Hauppauge, NY 11788

About Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. rapidly became America’s leading publisher of test preparation manuals and school directories. Among the most widely recognized of Barron’s many titles in these areas are its SAT and ACT test prep books, its Regents Exams books, and its Profiles of American Colleges. In recent years, Barron’s has expanded into many other publishing fields, introducing extensive lines of children’s books, foreign language learning books and CDs, pet care manuals, gift books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, and art instruction books with companion on-line videos, as well as learning materials on MP3, Compact Disc, and CD-ROM. On average, Barron’s publishes more than 300 new titles a year and maintains an extensive backlist of well over 2,000 titles. Barron’s books are instantly recognized for their variety, reliability, and quality by retailers, educational and institutional book buyers, and not least by the reading public everywhere.

Job Opportunities at Barron's
Updated October 26, 2015

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Production Manager/Project Manager. You will manage all phases of a book's production from manuscript to bound book. This includes estimating costs, scheduling, trafficking and reviewing proofs, preparing purchase orders, and making sure the project remains on budget and on schedule. You will also prepare cost estimates and issue purchase orders for the re-orders of books. This is not a supervisory position. This is a hands-on position to manage the process and flow of book production.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform cost comparison and selection of typesetters and printers and provide management with estimated costs for all book materials
  • Coordinate scheduling of books with vendors
  • Traffic all typesetting, proofs, blueprints and color proofs between proofreading, editorial, marketing, foreign publishers and vendors
  • Prepare all purchase orders for all components of each new publication
  • Approve and process all invoices for work rendered
  • Continually search for and negotiate with suppliers for competitive bidding to meet budget
  • Four-year college degree and /or trade school certification or equivalent in actual experience with publishing, graphic arts, or printing
  • Five years prior work experience
  • Ability to handle high volume workload, meet deadlines, work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong computer/Excel proficiency in Windows environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Knowledge of printing processes, book publishing specifications and terminology a plus

    Barron’s offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, product discounts, year-end bonus and a generous Paid Time Off and holiday policy.
    For consideration, submit resume, which must include cover letter, salary history, salary requirements and verifiable references to: Director of Human Resources, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788, Fax: 631-434-7682, Email:, EOE/M/F/D/V

    Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

    For initial consideration of your project, we STRONGLY recommend a query letter, along with your author credentials.

    While we do receive submissions from many literary agencies, it is not necessary to have a literary agent in order to submit material.

    Please address submissions to:

    Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 250 Wireless Boulevard Hauppauge, NY 11788 Wayne Barr, Acquisitions Manager Email:

    Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

    A large, self-addressed, stamped envelope, with enough postage, must be included if you want your material returned.

    Only queries are accepted by email

    Due to the large volume of unsolicited submissions received, a complete evaluation of a proposal may take 4-6 weeks. Please do not call about the status of individual submissions.

    We are currently interested in children and young adult fiction and nonfiction books, foreign language learning books, New Age books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, art instruction books, sports, fashion, crafts, and study guides.

    We do not publish poems, and we are not interested in books that have already been published.

    We would also like to hear from established authors of Test Prep books.

    Please refer to our website,, if you would like to become familiar with the kinds of books we publish. Keep in mind we are not looking for books similar to those that we have already published.

    When submitting a proposal for a children's fiction book:
    • Please include an outline summary
    • You may include sample pages (Please DO NOT include the manuscript in its entirety).
    • Artwork is not necessary, but is helpful if author is also the illustrator. Please only include a sample.
    • Author's credentials must be included.
    When submitting a work of adult or Juvenile Nonfiction:
    • Include a Table of Contents, along with two sample chapters.
    • A brief description of the work should be included in the cover letter, as well as an overview citing the market being targeted (e.g., children, ages 2–4; secondary school teachers, etc.)
    • Please include sample illustrations if the book is to be illustrated.
    • Author's credentials must also be included.
    The Acquisitions Manager will be in contact with you if additional information or material is required in order to properly evaluate your project. Do not send additional material unless specifically requested.

    Thank you for your adherence to the above guidelines.

    Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

    Terms of Sale

    • All prices are in U.S. dollars
    • Individual Orders:— Orders received prior to 2 pm EST will be shipped the same business day. Orders received after 2 pm EST will be shipped the following business day. Orders received after 2 pm EST on a Friday will be shipped out the following Monday. Residents of California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Canada must include applicable sales tax. If not satisfied, return books in original condition within 15 days from receipt of shipment for a full refund.
    • Booksellers and Wholesalers:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x204 or 214 to inquire into resale terms or to open an account.
    • Schools and Libraries:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x211 or 224 for information.