Clark and Phillips: Inside Book Publishing

Cover of Clark and Phillips, Inside Book Publishing

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 the 1980s, some publishers started describing books as products and were slated by authors and critics. Today some say that they are publishers of content and receive similar criticism.”

Inside Book Publishing
Fifth Edition, Routledge
Hardback, Paperback, ebook, 2014
Giles Clark was formerly Copublishing advisor at The Open University.
Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University.


List of Expert, Focus and Skills Boxes
List of Tables
Illustration Credits
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the First, Second, Third and Fourth Editions
1 Introduction – Publishing Trends and Digital Transformations
2 The Development of Modern Trade Publishing
3 Publishing for Educational, Academic and Professional Markets
4 The Characteristics of the Main Publishing Sectors
5 Creating and Protecting Value in Publishing
6 The Author
7 Commissioning
8 The Author Contract and Editorial Development
9 Design and Production
10 Marketing
11 Sales and Distribution
12 Rights Sales
13 The Sales Channels for Books in the UK
14 Getting into Publishing
Glossary of Publishing Terms and Abbreviations

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