The Professionals’ Guide to Publishing: A Practical Introduction to Working in the Publishing Industry by Gill Davies & Richard Balkwill soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London, Philadelphia & New Delhi: Kogan Page, 2011, Paperback.
Signed by the author (Balkwill) on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Tables; Glossary;
From the cover: As the publishing industry continues to grow and diversify, it offers a multitude of exciting career opportunities; from working closely with authors on the development of the manuscript, creating new and engaging ways of marketing books, to managing global supply chains and distribution. However, competition for jobs can be fierce, so having a thorough understanding of the sector and where your skills are best placed is crucial.
In The Professionals Guide to Publishing, Gill Davies and Richard Balkwill provide a clear overview of the publishing industry and its many functions. Detailing the role of each department, their responsibilities and the key skills required to carry out these jobs successfully, they also explain how these departments work across functions. Giving a thorough grounding in how publishing works including information on contracts, permissions and the legal framework, they also examine current and enduring trends in publishing, including networking, supply chains and e-publishing.
The book will prove an invaluable resource to those studying publishing at postgraduate level as well as new entrants to the profession.
312 pages. Index. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6¼”).
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Business Publishing catalogue?