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Information about Publishing Career Development

Published on December 2, 2008

Author: JRSlack

Source: slideshare.net

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Suzanne Collier, founder of BookCareers.com and former SYP Chair, provides career advice for aspiring publishers. As presented at the 2008 Society of Young Publishers Conference

Career Development CVs Job Applications

Career Development

CVs

Job Applications

But I’m not I’m going to talk about MARKETING and the product is YOU !

I’m going to talk about MARKETING

and

the product is

YOU

!

Publishing is in its most exciting phase ever….Where next? Audio Books E-books I-books Books for your Mobile Phone Virtual books? ?

Audio Books

E-books

I-books

Books for your Mobile Phone

Virtual books?

?

Editorial Production Design Accounts Rights & Int sales Sales & Marketing Distribution BOOK Publicity

Editorial = Work on Projects that make money Rights = Work on projects that make money Sales = Work on projects that make money Marketing = Work on how to market projects cost-effectively so that they make money Production Work on projects that are sold to make money, so costings and quality is very important Accounts Count up the money and attempt to stop everyone else in the company from spending it

Editorial = Work on Projects that make money

Rights = Work on projects that make money

Sales = Work on projects that make money

Marketing = Work on how to market projects cost-effectively so that they make money

Production Work on projects that are sold to make money, so costings and quality is very important

Accounts Count up the money and attempt to stop everyone else in the company from spending it

Career Paths

Best skill to learn to be an Editorial Director? How to read a company balance sheet and a profit and loss statement

How to read a company balance sheet and a profit and loss statement

Reputable Proofreading Courses Publishing Training Centre London School of Publishing Society of Editors and Proofreaders Recognised Universities who offer publishing training, for example, Oxford Brookes, City University etc.

Publishing Training Centre

London School of Publishing

Society of Editors and Proofreaders

Recognised Universities who offer publishing training, for example, Oxford Brookes, City University etc.

Computer Skills PC Skills : Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher Mac Skills: Quark Express, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator Web Design Skills: Html, Xml, Dreamweaver, Go Live, In Design

PC Skills : Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher

Mac Skills: Quark Express, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator

Web Design Skills: Html, Xml, Dreamweaver, Go Live, In Design

Key Skills computer skills : Pc and Mac good telephone manner excellent spoken and written English reading skills : particularly speed reading commercial and business sense market awareness

computer skills : Pc and Mac

good telephone manner

excellent spoken and written English

reading skills : particularly speed reading

commercial and business sense

market awareness

Other things that publishers look for They want enthusiasm They want people willing to learn People who don't turn their nose up at a task because they feel it is 'beneath them' People who are willing to accept responsibility People who will work for low pay

They want enthusiasm

They want people willing to learn

People who don't turn their nose up at a task because they feel it is 'beneath them'

People who are willing to accept responsibility

People who will work for low pay

Recommended Resources Bookcareers.com The Bookseller Magazine online at www.thebookseller.com The Society of Young Publishers Directory of Publishing Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark

Bookcareers.com

The Bookseller Magazine online at www.thebookseller.com

The Society of Young Publishers

Directory of Publishing

Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark

WHERE TO FIND JOBS ADVERTISED The Bookseller The Guardian Specialist Employment Agencies NON ADVERTISED Speculative letters Work Experience Bookcareers.com Society of Young Publishers

ADVERTISED

The Bookseller

The Guardian

Specialist Employment Agencies

NON ADVERTISED

Speculative letters

Work Experience

Bookcareers.com Society of Young Publishers

Bookcareers.com CV Clearing House Careers Clinic Salary Survey Career Development

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