Inside Book Publishing / Edition 4

Inside Book Publishing / Edition 4

by Giles Clark, Angus Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415441579

ISBN-13: 9780415441575

Pub. Date: 10/11/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

How do publishers work and make money? Why do they exist?

This expanded and thoroughly revised fourth edition of Inside Book Publishing is designed for students of publishing, authors needing to find out publishing secrets, and those wanting to get in or get on in the industry. It addresses the big issues – globalization of publishing, the impact of

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Overview

How do publishers work and make money? Why do they exist?

This expanded and thoroughly revised fourth edition of Inside Book Publishing is designed for students of publishing, authors needing to find out publishing secrets, and those wanting to get in or get on in the industry. It addresses the big issues – globalization of publishing, the impact of the internet – and explains publishing from the author contract to the bookshop shelf.

It covers:

  • how the present industry has evolved
  • publishing functions – editorial, design and production, marketing, sales and distribution, and rights
  • the role of the author
  • copyright and contracts
  • the sales channels for books in the UK, from the high street to ebooks
  • getting a job in publishing.

It features:

  • topic boxes written by expert contributors
  • a glossary of publishing terms
  • suggestions for further reading
  • a directory of publishing organizations
  • a Companion Website at: http://www.insidebookpublishing.com/.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415441575
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/11/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Short History of Modern Trade Publishing 3. The Consolidation of Non-Consumer Publishing 4. The Characteristics of the Main Publishing Sectors 5. Creating and Protecting Value 6. The Author 7. Commissioning 8. The Author Contract and Product Development 9. Design and Production 10. Marketing 11. Sales and Distribution 12. Rights Sales 13. The Sales Channels for Books in the UK 14. Getting Into Publishing

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