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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Morris et al: The Handbook of Journal Publishing

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A practical guide to the process of publishing journals. From the book: “We should not forget that changes in printing technology made a huge difference to scholarly communication long before the advent of computers, let alone the Internet. Indeed, the first published journals were themselves the successors of correspondence between scientists on the one hand, […]

Hand & Middleditch: Design for Media

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A practical guide to print and online design and layout. From the book: “Although the creative process can appear to be artistic rather than businesslike, to ensure that you achieve the correct result within the schedule, it needs to be carefully managed. The development of a media product design follows a number of stages…” Design […]

Bullock: Book Production

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An introduction to the management of book production, covering project management, project planning and the processes required to produce a finished book. Written from the perspective of a publisher (who needs to manage processes) rather than a typesetter or printer (who needs to execute them). From the book: “Schedules, whether draft or working, are a […]

Davies & Balkwill: The Professionals’ Guide to Publishing

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A straightforward guide to working in the publishing industry, covering the key functions and sharing career advice. From the book: “Working with authors is one of the greatest pleasures but also one of the most difficult aspects of the job. Earlier we pointed out that publishing is almost unique in that the creators of the […]