Vintage will open its doors to 30 members of the public next month to give them a glimpse into the publishing industry, as part of its 21st birthday celebrations.
The open day will be held on 18th April in Vintage's offices in central London. There will be talks from publishers Dan Franklin and Penny Hoare; a panel discussion between author Kevin Barry, his agent Lucy Luck and his editor Alex Bowler to discuss the acquisition, editing and publishing of his book City of Bohane; and an event with booksellers, publishers and digital editors discussing e-publishing.
Hoare will also be in conversation with Orange Prize-winner Rose Tremain to discuss her publishing experiences; Tremain will also sign copies of her latest novel Trespass.
Tickets, costing £35 (or £30 for concessions) are available from Vintage's website, as well as its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Rachel Cugnoni, Vintage publisher said: "It's great fun working in publishing: we sit around most of day reading novels, go out for long lunches and finish off the day drinking white wine at glamorous launch parties.
"Really? I'm not sure if 'those were the days' or if they even ever existed. But if you're keen to find out what it's really like working for the publishers of Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Umberto Eco, Mark Haddon, Audrey Niffenegger, Philip Roth and Jeanette Winterson, to name but a few, join us at our Vintage 21st Birthday Open Day and find out."