Book Commissioning and Acquisition

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 24, 2004 - Education - 192 pages
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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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User Review  - Drucilla - Goodreads

On the plus side, this book explains everything you'd want to know about being an editor and acquiring books. It uses clear and consise language along with examples to make sure the reader understands ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marte Patel - Goodreads

Thorough, useful, relevant and inspiring. A very good book on best practice within commissioning and list management. Recommended. Read full review

About the author (2004)

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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