Westchester Publishing Services is here to help our clients and colleagues in the publishing industry as we all adapt to the current circumstances. We have gathered the resources below for your use as many of us work from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Contact Nicole Tomassi with your feedback and suggestions about this section. We also invite you to share any articles or blog posts related to working from home that you have found helpful.
If you missed the Westchester Publishing Services/Publishers Weekly Publishing Now: Day to Day Challenges & Solutions webinar on July 8, click here for the recording, webinar summary, and other materials shared by panelists Cathy Felgar, Kelly Gallagher, Marina Padakis Lowry, and Brian O’Leary.
WORK FROM HOME RESOURCES
- Westchester Publishing Services Webinar: How Publishing is Adapting to a Work-from-Home Model
- Blog Post: Work from Home Helpful Tips
- Blog Post: How to Optimize Your Living Space for the New Normal – Lynne Palmer Executive Recruitment
- The Guardian: How to Bond with Workmates During the Pandemic
- Wired UK: What is the Future of Distributed Work?
- Mashable: Free iPhone Notes Scanner App
- Harvard Business Review: 3 Tips to Avoid Work from Home Burnout
- Dropbox: How Distributed Teams are Setting the Boundary Between Home and Office
- Forbes: The Ultimate Small Business Work from Home Guide
- Google: Will Social Distancing Accelerate a Trend Toward Home as Headquarters?
- Harvard Business Review: A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers
- Google: Working from Home? Four Tips for Staying Productive
- Dropbox: How Dropbox can support distributed work
- New York Times: How to work from home if you’ve never done it before
- New York Times: How to work from home now that your boss doesn’t want you coming in
- LinkedIn Learning: Learning Paths – Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success
- Zoom: Tips to Help You Meet Like a Pro
- Dropbox: How To Be a Video Conference Rock Star
- Dropbox: Partnering with Artists to Create Custom Video Conference Backgrounds
- The Guardian: The art of Skype set-dressing: How to video-call the office when in quarantine
- Gigi Rosenberg, Public Speaking Coach: 7 Public Speaking Tips for Presenting Online with Confidence
- New York Times: The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings
- Transom: Recording During the Coronavirus Pandemic
PUBLISHING INDUSTRY RESOURCES
- Westchester Publishing Services: Using Adobe Reader for the Annotation of PDF files
- Westchester Publishing Services Video: Annotation of PDF files using Adobe Acrobat
- Book Industry Study Group (BISG): Webinar and Discussion – The Impact of COVID-19 on the Book Industry Supply Chain
- BISG Survey: Book Industry Supply Chain and COVID-19
- Association of American Publishers: What Publishers Are Doing to Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Publishers Weekly: Free subscription to the digital magazine and archive access
- The Bookseller: E-book and Audiobook Sales Ray of Sunshine (may require log-in)
READING RESOURCES FOR KIDS
- PBSKids Read-Alongs – Each week, celebrities and authors read their favorite children’s books aloud. Also includes companion activities for children to do.
- Reading is Fundamental Skybrary – Digital collection of interactive books and educational videos for young readers.
- Coronavirus Response – Celebrities Reading Kids’ Books – PW article with links to several sites where celebrities including Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, and Dolly Parton read children’s books or provide reading lists.
EDUCATION RESOURCES & SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
- SIIA Education Technology Industry Network: Tech for Learners – Online learning products, resources, & services
- EdWeek: Education Companies Adjusting to Coronavirus Threat
- EdSurge: How to Help Students Navigate This Social-Emotional Rollercoaster
- New York Times: Rule #1 for Parents Doing ‘Crisis Schooling’
- Westchester Education Services Webinar: Supporting the Educational Needs of English Language Learners
- Khan Academy: Short Video Lessons For Multiple Subjects
- PBSKids: Mondays with Michelle Obama – Four Week Read Aloud Series featuring the former First Lady
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Curious George Curiosity Challenge
- Highlights for Children: Parent page with resources on skill development, articles, and free crafts and activities to do at home.
- Washington Post: How to Guide Children through Online Learning as Coronavirus Closes Schools
- Wizarding World: Harry Potter at Home – courtesy of Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing, and Scholastic
- Sesame Workshop: Resources and activities to help children understand health emergencies
- Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily projects to keep kids reading and thinking
- New York Times: Home With Your Kids? Writers Want to Help
- ISTE & EdSurge – Free tech resources for learning
- New York Times The Daily Podcast: A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus – Science reporter Carl Zimmer answers children’s questions about coronavirus
- Dav Pilkey at Home: Online Series with drawing lessons and read-alouds
- Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton: Weekly series where Dolly reads a treasured Imagination Library book
- EdWeek Market Brief: How the Coronavirus is Reshaping K-12 Districts’ Spending Priorities (may require login)
HEALTH & WELLBEING
- New York Times: How to Ask if Everything is OK When It’s Clearly Not
- Dropbox Blog: What Parents Can Learn from the COVID-19 Work Apocalypse
- The Guardian: Bookish Fun for the Lockdown
- FableVision: Fun Family Activities
- New York Times: 5 Games to Play on Video Chat
- Mental Health America: Information and Links to Resources For Addressing Mental Health Concerns
- Dropbox Blog: Care Package Folders – More than Two Dozen Contributors Share Creative Ideas, Writing, Music, Recipes and More
- Westchester Blog: Westchester Works From Home
- Dropbox Blog: In Praise of the No-Reason Meeting
- Washington Post: How to Workout at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- CNN: Coronavirus Work from Home Casual Dress Code
- Dropbox blog: The Power of Psychological Safety in Distributed Work
- UNICEF: How to Protect Your Family’s Mental Health
- Dropbox Blog: How We’re Working (and Thriving) from Home