Inside Book Publishing

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Performing Arts - 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: http: //www.insidebookpublishing.com/.
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Contents

Introduction
1
A short history of modern trade publishing
12
The consolidation of nonconsumer publishing
33
The characteristics of the main publishing sectors
48
Creating and protecting value
67
The author
86
Commissioning
96
The author contract and product development
119
The sales channels for books in the UK
236
Getting into publishing
254
Glossary
269
Bibliography
276
Directory of publishing organizations
279
Networking opportunities
282
Training organizations
283
Scholarships and grants
285

Design and production
140
Marketing
168
Sales and distribution
194
Rights sales
219
Recruitment agencies and careers advisers
286
University publishing courses
288
Index
291
Copyright

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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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