21st century essential editorial skills for book publishers in a digital world
Friday, 4 November 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (SGT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How has the fast-moving book publishing environment changed the skills needed by today’s editor?
This essential skills course is designed for new and aspiring editors wanting to thrive in this challenging environment, providing excellent guidance in core skills, from identifying publishing opportunities, to managing authors, planning, through to adapting core editorial skills for digital publishing. Includes case examples, templates and models to help attendees confidently apply what they learn on the day.
- Identifying viable projects and developing professional proposals. Includes researching market needs and potential and make a sound financial case
- Recruiting and managing authors – matching contributor to task and ensuring you and they have the same understanding of the project and you get the project you signed, and on schedule?
- Managing your list; commissioning within a clear editorial strategy.
- Blended, digital or print: which format and why?
- Key considerations when planning and managing digital projects.
- Working effectively with production, sales and marketing.
What’s the day like?
Practical, informative and realistic, drawing on the proven processes of many of the world’s top international publishers.
Who should attend?
Editors relatively new to a commissioning role or shortly to move into one. More experienced editors working in small book publishing companies will also appreciate the up-to-the-minute round-up of international best practice to consolidate their own experience.