Saller: The Subversive Copy Editor

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The Subversive Copy Editor is an accessible and entertaining read about the realities of copy-editing, combining practical ways to solve editorial problems and guidance on how to build and manage relationships with authors. An insightful, humorous and useful quick read. From the book: “It is your privilege to polish copy without the tedium and agony […]

Jones & Benson: Publishing Law

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A clear and authoritative guide to publishing within the law, for authors, editors and publishers. Covers copyright, publishing contracts, defamation and privacy. From the book: “Copyright should, literally, be the right to copy; in fact in legal terms it is better to think of it as the right to control copying by others. Put a […]

Lyons & Rayner: The Academic Book of the Future

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A contributed collection exploring the future of the academic book and scholarly publishing from the perspective of academics, publishers, libraries and booksellers. An open-access output from the AHRC-funded Academic Book of the Future Project. From the book: “Whatever the new functions of the ‘book’ are to be, they will be influenced by the existing scaffolding […]

Owen: Selling Rights

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A comprehensive practical handbook on the promotion and sales of intellectual property rights by publishers. Also a useful reference for students. From the book: “The range of rights that can be licensed has continued to expand over the years, reflecting wider trading between different countries as political and economic circumstances change, new channels of book […]

Baverstock: How to Market Books

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A comprehensive introduction to marketing within publishing, including how to write a marketing plan, direct marketing and publicity and PR. Features real-life case studies and advice for a range of different market sectors. From the book: “A product’s price is integral to the offering made to the customer; it will be understood as part of the package, […]

New Oxford Spelling Dictionary

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A comprehensive dictionary of spellings, providing word-breaks for hyphenation. Includes both UK and US spellings. From the book: “book|able book|bind:er book|bind;ing book|case book|cross|ing book|end book;er Book;er Prize bookie book|ish book|ish;ly book;ish|ness book|keep;er book|keep;ing book|land book|let book|louse book|lice book|maker book|mak;ing book|man book|men” New Oxford Spelling Dictionary: The Writers’ and Editors’ Guide to Spelling and Word Division […]

New Hart’s Rules

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A concise and authoritative professional reference for writers and editors preparing text for publication. Provides guidance on issues such as spelling and hyphenation, punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations and symbols, references and indexing. From the book: “Some or all aspects of the publisher’s house style are usually set out in a style sheet or style guide. Ideally […]

Woll: Publishing for Profit

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Publishing for Profit is a comprehensive practical guide to running a publishing business, with an emphasis on strategic planning. Includes template forms and sample systems. From the book: “Many publishers ask how many books are necessary to ensure their success in the marketplace. They wonder, “Is there a critical mass of books that must be […]

Clark and Phillips: Inside Book Publishing

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The standard introductory text for publishing students and job-hunters. Wide coverage, including historical context, industry sectors, publishing functions and career advice. From the book: “In the transition from printed books to digital publishing, the ways in which authors’ works can be sold are multiplying. The ‘book’ as a printed container of content represents a too restructuve view. In […]