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Publishing for Profit

Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers

Author: Thomas Woll,Dominique Raccah

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749767

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 4190

Publishing in the 21st century is a rapidly changing business, and this highly readable and comprehensive reference covers it all: editorial acquisition and process, the importance of metadata, operations procedures, financial benchmarks and methods, and personnel management as well as product development, production, and sales and marketing. Written for the practicing professional just starting out or looking to learn new tricks of the trade, as well as self-publishers who want to understand the industry, this revised and expanded fifth edition contains updated industry statistics and benchmark figures, features up-to-date strategies for creating new revenue streams, approaches to online marketing and sales, key concepts of e-book publishing, and provides new information about using financial information to make key management decisions. A new title P & L that incorporates e-books is provided. Over 30 highly practical forms and sample contracts are also included for up-to-the-minute advice.

Merchants of Culture

The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century

Author: John B. Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745661424

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book - the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years - Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.

Make Money Self-publishing

Learn how from Fourteen Successful Small Publishers

Author: Suzanne Patricia Thomas

Publisher: Gemstone House Pub

ISBN: 9780966469127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

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The Book Publishing Industry

Author: Albert N. Greco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136850341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 2774

The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.

How to Start and Run a Small Book Publishing Company

Author: Peter I. Hupalo

Publisher: H C M Pub

ISBN: 9780967162430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Hupalo started HCM to publish his own first book in 1999. Here he shares what he has learned over the past decade about the trade. He discusses inventory accounting and management, marketing, pricing, business structure, tax deductions, book production, record keeping and self-publishing.


A Futurist's Manifesto : Essays from the Bleeding Edge of Publishing

Author: Hugh McGuire,Brian Francis O'Leary

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449305601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 7670

The ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted. Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from "it might happen sometime" to "it’s happening right now"—and it is happening faster than anyone predicted. Yet this is only a transitional phase. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto is your guide to what comes next, when all books are truly digital, connected, and ubiquitous. Through this collection of essays from thought leaders and practitioners, you’ll become familiar with a wide range of developments occurring in the wake of this digital book shakeup: Discover new tools that are rapidly transforming how content is created, managed, and distributed Understand the increasingly critical role that metadata plays in making book content discoverable in an era of abundance Look inside some of the publishing projects that are at the bleeding edge of this digital revolution Learn how some digital books can evolve moment to moment, based on reader feedback

The Business of Writing

Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer

Author: Jennifer Lyons

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 158115917X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 2610

Queries adn cover letters : a cosmic approach. Personal branding : advice for authors. Reverse engineering. To reach the literary editor, some advice for the first - time author.

What Editors Do

The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Author: Peter Ginna

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630003X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 6837

Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.

Inside Book Publishing

Author: Giles Clark,Angus Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317694457

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for students of publishing. This new edition has been fully updated to respond to the rapid changes in the market and technology. Now more global in its references and scope, the book explores the tensions and trends affecting the industry, including the growth of ebooks, self-publishing, and online retailing, and new business models and workflows. The book provides excellent overviews of the main aspects of the publishing process, including commissioning, product development, design and production, marketing, sales and distribution. The book remains essential reading for publishing students, those seeking a career in publishing, recent entrants to the industry, and authors seeking an insider’s view. The accompanying website supports the book by providing up-to-date and relevant content.

Start Your Own Self-Publishing Business 3/E

Author: Entrepreneur Press,Cheryl Kimball

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599184370

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4318

Self-publishing is a fast-growing industry, and bookstores and consumers alike are beginning to acknowledge the value of self-published books. In this valuable guide, industry experts coach you in becoming a player in the self-publishing arena—whether it is self-publishing your own book or providing professional services for others who want to self-publish. Entrepreneur Press is a leading small to midsized business trade publisher, provides aspiring, emerging, and growing entrepreneurs with actionable solutions to every business challenge—ultimately, leading them from business idea to business success.


The Illustrated Guide to Design/production/editing

Author: Marshall Lee

Publisher: New York : Bowker


Category: Book design

Page: 485

View: 8211

An Insider's Guide to Publishing

Author: David Comfort

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599637754

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 8036

A behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry tells authors how to work with agents and editors, deal with rejection, and understand the worlds of traditional and self-publishing, while sharing wisdom from authors and editors.

The Business of Books

How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read

Author: André Schiffrin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 1760

Post-war American publishing has been ruthlessly transformed since André Schiffrin joined its ranks in 1956. Gone is a plethora of small but prestigious houses that often put ideas before profit in their publishing decisions, sometimes even deliberately. Now six behemoths share 80% of the market and profit margin is all. André Schiffrin can write about these changes with authority because he witnessed them from inside a conglomerate, as head of Pantheon, co-founded by his father, bought (and sold) by Random House. And he can write about them with candor because he is no longer on the inside, having quit corporate publishing in disgust to set up a flourishing independent house, The New Press. Schiffrin's evident affection for his authors sparkles throughout a story woven around publishing the work of those such as Studs Terkel, Noam Chomsky, Gunnar Myrdal, George Kennan, Juliet Mitchell, R. D. Laing, Eric Hobsbawm and E.P.Thompson. Part-memoir, part-history, here is an account of the collapsing standards of contemporary publishing that is irascible, acute and passionate. An engaging counterpoint to recent, celebratory memoirs of the industry written by those with more stock options and fewer scruples than Schiffrin, The Business of Books warns of the danger to adventurous, intelligent publishing in the bullring of today's marketplace.

Breaking the Page

Transforming Books and the Reading Experience

Author: Peter Meyers

Publisher: Peter Meyers

ISBN: 0986265209

Category: Design

Page: 125

View: 4894

Do books need to change as they move from paper to screen? I've written "Breaking the Page" to answer that question. My investigation isn't a blank survey of what technology makes possible. It's a study conducted on behalf of those who care most about books: writers and readers. I cover the fundamental aspects of the reading experience. How we become aware of books and what's inside them; how we comprehend, retain, and recall what we have read; how we share with others the parts we love. As a guidebook "Breaking the Page" aims to serve those with a professional interest in bookmaking. I have included many specific design ideas, including new kinds of opening sequences, text and video integration techniques, and multi-scale document designs. But I think general interest readers will find the discussion worth their attention. The transformation of the book has implications that range from the personal to the political. Books shape how we raise our kids. They control how ideas spread and how we change the kind of person we have become. Understanding this epic shift from paper to screen... - what we gain, - what we lose, - what is to be done a topic worthy of its own book.

The Insider's Guide to a Career in Book Publishing

Author: Carin Siegfried

Publisher: Chickadee Books

ISBN: 9780985336257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 904

Do you want to work in publishing? Publishing is a hard industry to get into, and the first few years involve a lot of work for little pay. Through this book you will gain the information you need to enter the world of books with your eyes wide open. The vast majority of people who want to go into publishing want to be editors, which is the path with the least pay and most work (at least initially). But do you know what the other jobs in publishing even are? You might be more suited for and enjoy working in a completely different department that you've never considered. This book takes you through all the major career paths in book publishing and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, so you can match up your personality and skills to find the perfect job for you. The Insider's Guide to a Career in Book Publishing explains the different types of publishing houses, describes publishing jobs in and outside of New York City and gives you tips for how to get into publishing, including: how to research the ideal jobs for you; how to break down a job description and see what it's really asking for; how to approach the job hunt if you're not in New York City; what you can do to stand out from the crowd.

The Book in America

Author: Richard W. Clement

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub


Category: History

Page: 150

View: 688

Chronicles the story of the book in America from 1638 to the present, with rare images from the Library of Congress such as the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in the American colonies

Introduction to Accounting

Author: Pru Marriott,J R Edwards,Howard J Mellett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 2776

The fully revised and updated Third Edition of this textbook provides an accessible introduction to accounting for students coming to the subject for the first time. It embraces the basic techniques and underlying theoretical concepts in accounting and shows how these are applied in various circumstances. This New Edition incorporates major changes which improve and update the previous edition. It can be easily used by students working on their own, as well as in a classroom environment. It provides: - Fully illustrated & worked examples - Student Activities - End of chapter questions, many of which have been taken from major accounting examination bodies. -The solutions to all activities are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the end of chapter questions are also supplied. Introduction to Accounting is an essential textbook for undergraduate accounting students. It is designed to meet the needs of both the non-specialist and those intending to specialise in accounting at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels. The Solutions Manual will be available via the SAGE website.

Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future

Author: Jason Epstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393103773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4354

"An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace."—Washington Post Book World Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. He founded Anchor Books and launched the quality paperback revolution, cofounded the New York Review of Books, and created of the Library of America, the prestigious publisher of American classics, and The Reader's Catalog, the precursor of online bookselling. In this short book he discusses the severe crisis facing the book business today—a crisis that affects writers and readers as well as publishers—and looks ahead to the radically transformed industry that will revolutionize the idea of the book as profoundly as the introduction of movable type did five centuries ago.

Planet Google

One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know

Author: Randall Stross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416546960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6476

Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

Editors on Editing

What Writers Need to Know about what Editors Do

Author: Gerald Gross

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 2338

Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

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