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Publishing for Profit: 5th Edition (Print Book)

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Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers

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-- Thomas Woll

Publishing in the 21st century is a rapidly changing business, and this highly readable and comprehensive reference covers it all: editorial acquisition and process, the importance of metadata, operations procedures, financial benchmarks and methods, and personnel management as well as product development, production, and sales and marketing. Written for the practicing professional just starting out or looking to learn new tricks of the trade, as well as self-publishers who want to understand the industry, this revised and expanded fifth edition contains updated industry statistics and benchmark figures, features up-to-date strategies for creating new revenue streams, approaches to online marketing and sales, key concepts of e-book publishing, and provides new information about using financial information to make key management decisions. A new title P & L that incorporates e-books is provided. Over 30 highly practical forms and sample contracts are also included for up-to-the-minute advice.

Reader reviews -

"Publishing for Profit is a great book. It sits on my nightstand. I often pick it up and read parts of it again." —Rod Colvin, president, Addicus Books.

"A remarkable book and a must-have volume for anyone interested in the business end of book publishing. Everyone in the book publishing business should have a well-thumbed copy on their desk." —David M. Hetherington, adjunct professor, Pace University, Graduate School of Publishing

"The bible of the industry." — Associated Press

"No matter what your size, Publishing for Profit is an essential tool for growing your business. The book is about as close to an operations manual for a book publishing company as can be found." —Dominique Raccah, CEO, Sourcebooks, from the foreword

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