Book Commissioning and Acquisition / Edition 2

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Overview

Since its first publication, this essential guide to book commissioning has established itself as the one and only 'must-read' for any successful editor, and the core training text used both within publishing houses and on publishing courses worldwide.
In this new edition, Davies concentrates on the essential skills of commissioning, as well as other editorial challenges such as handling new lists following mergers and takeovers,
and the demands of digital technology. New case-studies have been added which illustrate the commercial and practical problems that editors must address in today's complex and demanding marketplace.
This book remains the one text that editors must have by their side throughout their careers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415317894
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/13/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Gill Davies worked in publishing for 26 years and became one of the leading academic publishers in her field. She held three managing directorships in that time since beginning work in publishing as an editorial secretary, and worked in New York for two years. She was the first woman to be elected Chair of the Council of Academic Publishing at the Publishers' Association of Great Britain. Professor Gill Davies is now Director of the MA in Book Publishing at the London College of Communication. She also provides training on courses for young editors run by the Publishing Training Centre and other organisations.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 How to choose what to publish 13
3 Committing projects for publication 39
4 From contract to delivery 59
5 Managing the publication process 83
6 Strategic and financial aspects of list building 111
7 Developing and maintaining a list 127
8 Teamwork and professional ethics 143
9 An impossible job? 153
10 A future for the book? 165
11 Recommended reading and other resources 171
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