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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Greco et al: The Book Publishing Industry

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A comprehensive overview of the publishing industry packed with useful data. Takes a strong US bent. From the book: “There is stark uncertainty in the book business. Every book is in a tournament fighting for sales and attention against every other new and backlist book. So book publishing is geared to adapt, and adapt rather […]

Hall: The Business of Digital Publishing

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An introduction to the development of digital products in the book and journal industries, exploring challenges and new business models across different sectors of the industry. From the book: “Publishers have developed expertise in content; finding it, nurturing it, developing it and producing it. Publishers see this as one of the important aspects of their […]

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 […]

Feather: A History of British Publishing

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Wide coverage of six hundred years of British book publishing, which emphasises the importance of copyright and the role of the publisher. From the book: “Mutality of interest in the sales of books led to mutality of interest in their publication. The 1699 edition of Abel Boyer’s Royal Dictionary appears to have been printed for […]