Inside Book Publishing

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Routledge, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 302 pages
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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:

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Very helpful and clearly written piece offering the insiders look at the publishing business.

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User Review  - Olivier Bosman - Goodreads

It gives a good idea of what goes in the UK publishing world. The only problem with this issue is that it was released just before e-readers really took off, making it somewhat redundant as presumably a lot has changed in the publishing world with the rise of e-books Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Giles Clark is the Copublishing Adviser at The Open University

Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

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