Book publishing today is a highly competitive and exciting international industry. Inside Book Publishing provides a wealth of essential information for anyone interested in a career in publishing, or in understanding how publishing works. This fully revised, updated and extended edition covers: the history and current structure of the UK book trade the role of the author, authors' agents, packagers and booksellers copyright and contracts key elements of the publishing process: commissioning, editorial, design, production, publicity and promotion, sales and rights the business of publishing the impact of electronic publishing and online bookselling getting a job in publishing and career pathways information on organizations offering training for publishers, suggestions for networking opportunities, and an annotated guide to further reading.
Table of Contents
Book publishers - from family houses to international media corporations; sectors of publishing; from author contract to market outlet; the process and the people; the business of publishing; getting into publishing and career pathways.