Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Publishing [JOB POSTING]

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Publishing [JOB POSTING]

The University of Derby is seeking to appoint an excellent Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who is committed to the student experience and has a wide-ranging knowledge of publishing to the College of  Law, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University. You will join a lively and creative team to teach and provide academic and administrative support for the MA Publishing […]

LBF’s Quantum Joins Forces with Nielsen BookInsights Conference

LBF’s Quantum Joins Forces with Nielsen BookInsights Conference

The London Book Fair (LBF) and Nielsen Book today announced that they are combining the London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference and the Nielsen BookInsights Conference into one Spring conference. The new and improved Quantum: Consumer Insights & So Much More will take place on 13 March and kicks off the start of the London Book […]

Mind The Gap: Planning your InDesign pages using Margins and Columns

Mind The Gap: Planning your InDesign pages using Margins and Columns

This is an excerpt from Nigel French’s book ‘InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign’. These principles apply to all versions of InDesign and any page layout software. Determining Margins Margins often aren’t given enough consideration. It’s easy to fall back on even margins of half an inch, but in doing so you miss an […]

Should you send your whole manuscript to a prospective editor?

Should you send your whole manuscript to a prospective editor?

Lisa Poisso is a fiction editor and book writing coach working with independent authors and new authors seeking representation. Lisa helps emerging authors tune their manuscripts to publishing industry standards and craft commercial fiction that resonates with readers. Find her at Lisa Poisso, follow her on Twitter at @LisaPoisso, or like her on Facebook. This guest […]

Assistant to CEO and Literary Agent [JOB POSTING]

Assistant to CEO and Literary Agent [JOB POSTING]

Assistant to CEO and Literary Agent Caroline Michel Caroline Michel is a literary agent and CEO at Peters Fraser and Dunlop. She is Chair of the Hay Literary Festival, Chair of the BFI Trust and a Trustee of Somerset House. She is a Member of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Committee and […]

Negotiating techniques for publishers

Negotiating techniques for publishers

PublishDrive is an ebook publishing service which supports the operational processes of small indie publishers and authors. Kinga Jentetics is CEO and co-founder of PublishDrive, and here are her top negotiating tips.  If you do business in the publishing industry, you have to develop your own negotiating techniques. When you are doing online business with […]

On translation techniques or impossible translations

On translation techniques or impossible translations

One of my favourite things to check on the internet are the so-called “untranslatable words” (or expressions) from different languages, where you can find many different foreign sayings that don’t exist in the rest of the cultures, so they are accompanied by a description of their meaning, such as this: Caption from Huffington Post, read […]

11 questions to boost your video content marketing

11 questions to boost your video content marketing

In content marketing, we want to create value. The magic happens when we start to publish pieces of content that do more than simply propagate our sales. In the end, it is about generating loyal fans who come back to what we create. These fans are a great source of inspiration for more content and […]

Getting to the top of your profession: Interview with Sam Humphreys

Getting to the top of your profession: Interview with Sam Humphreys

Sam Humphreys is Associate Publisher at Mantle, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. She has previously worked at Picador, Profile Books and Penguin, and before that, was a primary school teacher. Norah Myers interviews her here. 1) How did you personally know when you were ready to progress to your next role? I’m not sure I did, […]