As I sadly say farewell to the two-story home where the magic of Heyday’s publishing is created, I am given a final task to sum up the experience of my one month intensive internship here.

This being my first internship, I had zero experience in a professional office environment. I expected pant suits and authoritative, egotistical bosses. Thankfully, I stood corrected. I very much liked Heyday’s casual office environment. I had no hesitation in asking for clarification regarding my tasks. Everyone is very easily approachable, friendly, and also has a great sense of humor.
Aside from the clerical tasks, Susan and Lillian both made sure to give me projects I could learn a lot from. From the blogs, tweets, and facebook posts, I learned the multiple ways to provide information and to get one’s voice out there. From the press releases and numerous mailings, I learned the importance of promoting books to reviewers in order to benefit sales. From contacting event coordinators and venues, I learned that it takes a lot of work to pull together and plan an event to promote certain books.
Apart from the work put into creating and promoting books, I’ve come to appreciate what Heyday accomplishes everyday. Heyday’s books celebrate the beauty of California’s history, culture, nature, and much more. Among the many titles that I have taken an interest in, my favorites which I definitely will have to bring home are, Wherever There’s A Fight and Tamalpais Walking. Just stop by the office and the friendly staff will be sure to tell you what Heyday is all about. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with California as much as I did.