We’re hiring!

Calling all bibliophiles! Heyday seeks an Office Manager and a Marketing & Membership Associate who will support the creation of soulful books with lasting cultural importance (see details of each position below). With a fiftieth anniversary on the horizon, our nonprofit publishing house is in an exciting period of growth, and this is a rare opportunity to join our committed staff of twelve. Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974 in Berkeley, California. Through twenty new books per year and a backlist of two hundred titles, we promote civic engagement and social justice, celebrate nature’s beauty, support California Indian cultural renewal, and explore the state’s rich history, culture, and influence.

Please submit your résumé and a cover letter to jobs@heydaybooks.com.

Heyday is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of our activities or operations.

About you: You are passionate about books and our areas of focus. An exuberant and imaginative professional, you excel at building community and engaging people, whether in writing (via direct mail, email, and online platforms) or in person. You are organized and self-directed. Ideally you have experience working on marketing campaigns, where your approach is innovative while at the same time data-driven and focused on conversion. You are attracted to the friendly and purpose-driven atmosphere of a nonprofit. Experience in marketing, sales, customer service, or nonprofit fundraising is preferred; experience in bookselling, publishing, graphic design, or website maintenance is a plus. You are Bay Area–based. We have flexibility about hours and in-office work, and our staff is 100% fully vaccinated.

About the position: This position is full-time and reports to the General Manager. There will be occasional weekend and evening work around events. Health, dental, and vision benefits, along with access to a 401k included. Generous holiday, comp, and PTO policies. Salary range $50,000–$55,000, depending on experience.

Membership (50%)

  • Steward and grow Heyday’s new membership program
  • Develop creative approaches and incentives (e.g., special events, exclusive promotions, new member levels, and partnerships with other organizations) to attract and retain members
  • Create stellar content (mailings, newsletters, social media posts, ads, and blog posts) to market and promote Heyday’s brand and membership benefits
  • Track the growth of the program and provide revenue reports
  • Manage fulfillment logistics, billing and renewals, and communications with members

Book marketing & publicity (40%)

  • Collaborate with staff, authors, and other partners to develop and execute dynamic, tailored marketing and publicity plans for select frontlist titles
  • Pitch reviews and feature stories to book reviewers, podcasters, bloggers, and other influencers
  • Research and create media lists with the support of a publicity database, conduct galley and other publicity mailings and follow-ups
  • Develop and execute digital media advertising campaigns
  • Submit award nominations for books

Website maintenance (10%)

  • Create book and author pages for each season and facilitate creation of landing pages for promotional campaigns
  • Update book pages with new blurbs, reviews, book trailers, and other relevant content
  • Add listings to Heyday’s events calendar

About you: You delight in the details and are attracted to the friendly, passionate, and purpose-driven atmosphere of a nonprofit. You are organized, accurate, and helpful, and you take pride in making things run smoothly. You are comfortable with Excel. Experience with Quickbooks and Acumen would be a dream: you will be routinely entering data into each system. You might be semi-retired and curious about publishing, a parent looking for a stimulating and flexible situation, a part-time bookseller or librarian looking to see the industry from another perspective, or a mature student or recent graduate seeking to gain experience in office management and light bookkeeping. You are Bay Area–based. We have flexibility about hours and in-office work, and our staff is 100% fully vaccinated.

About the position: This position is part-time (25–30 hours/week) and reports to the General Manager. Health, dental, and vision benefits, along with access to a 401k included. Generous holiday, comp, and PTO policies. Salary is $24/hour.

  • Oversee administrative functions and office facilities; IT troubleshooting
  • Assist our contract bookkeeper by paying bills, making deposits, keeping records, and recording transactions into Quickbooks
  • Maintain day-to-day relationships with accounts payable vendors
  • Manage business licenses, certificates of residence, insurance policies, and some tax reporting
  • Coordinate all communications with authors about royalties, providing annual statements and payments in March
  • Maintain our inventory/sales database, Acumen
  • Provide administrative support for our quarterly magazine, including managing our relationship with our fulfillment house, coordinating consignment accounts, and invoicing advertisers
  • Assist General Manager with various operational and financial tasks


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PO Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709 

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Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher with a focus on California and the American West. We publish nonfiction books that explore history, celebrate Native cultural renewal, fight injustice, and honor nature. Take a look at our list of books to learn more about our areas of interest.

If you think that Heyday would be an appropriate publisher for your manuscript, send us a query or proposal by email to editor (at) heydaybooks (dot) com (please include “Heyday” in your subject line, or your proposal may be discarded), or by post to Heyday, P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your submission materials returned). Our preference during the COVID-19 pandemic is for email submissions, which we are checking more frequently than submissions by post. Please include the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications.
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An annotated table of contents and list of illustrations (if any).
  • Notes on the audiences you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them.
  • A list of comparable titles and a brief description of the ways your book adds to the existing literature.
  • Estimates of your book’s expected length and your timeline for completing the writing.
  • A sample chapter.

We will do our best to respond to your query within twelve weeks of receiving it. No follow-up calls, please.

Do you publish books of fiction?

With occasional exceptions—particularly books that fit our Berkeley Roundhouse program—we do not publish fiction. In considering any Roundhouse submissions, we have a strong preference for Native voices.

Do you publish books of poetry?

No, we are not acquiring books of poetry at this time or for the foreseeable future.

Do you publish books of art and photography?

Heyday publishes some art and photography books that fit our mission. Because of high production and printing costs, publication requires outside funding, which the author is generally responsible for procuring. Please include information about funding sources and plans in your cover letter.

Do you publish children’s books?

Heyday occasionally publishes children’s books that fit our Berkeley Roundhouse program. Otherwise we are not currently acquiring children’s books outside of previously established series. In considering any Roundhouse submissions, we have a strong preference for Native voices.

Does my proposal need to be submitted by an agent?

We accept proposals from both agents and authors, and we do not give special preference to either.

Thank you for thinking of Heyday!

Heyday titles are distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West. Please contact your PGW/IPS sales representative for any questions or ordering information.

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DO NOT SHIP TO SAN LEANDRO; this warehouse is now closed. Returns must include a packing list with full title and ISBN for each shipment.


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Review Copies, Press Releases, Catalogs

If you are a book reviewer, radio or TV program director or producer, or event coordinator and would like to request a catalog, press release, or review copy of a book, please send a detailed email to publicity@heydaybooks.com. Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name and title.
  • Your organization/publication.
  • Your mailing address.
  • Your e-mail address and/or phone number.
  • The words “CATALOG,” “PRESS RELEASE,” or “REVIEW COPY” in the subject heading with the title you are requesting, and whether or not bound galleys or uncorrected proofs are acceptable (in the event that bound books are not yet available).
  • A brief description of your organization, if you have never contacted us before. Sending us a recent sample issue of your publication is often very helpful (address to: Heyday, Attn:MEDIA/PUBLICITY,  PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709).

To request an interview with an author, or with publisher Steve Wasserman, please email the request, including detailed contact information and the proposed venue and time, to publicity@heydaybooks.com.

Heyday publishes texts in a wide variety of academic fields, and our books are frequently adopted for use in college and university courses.

Desk and Review Copy Policies
If you have adopted a Heyday title for course use, please submit your request for a complimentary desk copy on your school letterhead or from your school’s email address. Include all relevant course information, including professor’s name, expected enrollment, course title, when the course will be taught, title of the book requested, whether the book will be a required text, and an address where the book should be sent. You may submit your request via email to publicity@heydaybooks.com from your school address; alternatively, you may mail your request to the following address:

Attn: Text Adoptions
PO Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709

Hardcovers are not available for review copies.

Students with Disabilities
Heyday will provide books in alternative formats, if requested by an educational institution, to serve the needs of students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. We will fulfill requests to be best of our abilities, although not all books may be available in alternative formats. Please address inquiries to heyday@heydaybooks.com. You can also request a copy on Bookshare.

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Heyday is currently hiring for an Office Manager and a Marketing & Membership Associate; please see details above.


Heyday periodically hosts an internship program to give interns marketable publishing skills and to offer an introduction to the publishing process. We are not accepting internship applications at this time, but we will post details here when we do.

No phone calls, please.