The Publishing Business, is an invaluable guide to understanding what book publishing is and what it might become. Using popular and current examples, this second edition demonstrates that, to succeed, publishers must prove their commitment to producing accurate, attractive and well edited content, their ability to innovate pioneering digital technologies and their dedication to promoting their titles to new audiences.
This book explains the responsibilities at each stage of the publishing process, describes current roles and practices, and provides much food for thought on how publishers can ensure their skills remain relevant in the digital age. Fully updated to take into account recent developments in the publishing world, this new edition also includes additional real-world examples from a variety of publishing sectors, insightful interviews with industry experts and new and updated activities throughout.
Beautifully designed, thoroughly illustrated and packed with examples of publishing practice, The Publishing Business is an essential introduction to a dynamic industry.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 819 g
Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
The Publishing Business provides an excellent introduction to contemporary publishing. It is recommended reading for anyone wanting up-to-date information about roles and responsibilities in this global industry. -- Sally Hughes, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Beautifully produced and illustrated, The Publishing Business provides a clear and succinct overview of what it means to be a publisher in an era of rapid technological change. The use of diagrams and case studies helps to convey complex information in a clear and meaningful way. A useful reference guide for publishing professionals. -- Penelope Woolf, Editorial Director, Oxford University Press, UK
I think the book is superb! It looks so much better than any existing textbook on the subject, and practises what it preaches: it is a real visual feast for a visual medium. I shall definitely be recommending it as the main source that students need for their course. A really great production feat! -- Brenda Stones, City University, London
The Publishing Business represents not only a thoroughly researched and comprehensive guide to contemporary publishing but also an example of what a well designed and accessible textbook should be. -- Prof Alistair McCleery, Edinburgh Napier University