Book Commissioning and Acquisition

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Psychology Press, Sep 8, 1994 - Education - 175 pages
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Provides practical advice within an NVQ framework on all aspects of acquiring and commissioning books in all areas of publishing, focusing especially on developing good relations with authors, working as part of a team, list building and maintenance.Book Commissioning and Acquisition provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of commisioning, from assessing markets through to the finished product, across every sector of publishing. This book provides guidance on finding successful books; list building and development; working with authors; preparing books for publication, and working as part of a team.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 How to choose what to publish
9
3 Making it happen
40
4 Following through
55
5 Building and developing publishing lists
78
6 Working in a team
101
7 An impossible job?
108
8 A future for the book?
114
Index
117
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Davies is a theater-production expert.

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