Publishing Internship [JOB POSTING]

Publishing Internship [JOB POSTING]

Full-time, one month contract, living wage Overview Out of House Publishing Solutions is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. We offer a comprehensive project management service for every kind of publishing project. We are offering a paid internship programme for the summer of 2017, lending support to both our education and academic teams. […]

Working with self-publishing authors – Part 2: expectations and implementation

Working with self-publishing authors – Part 2: expectations and implementation

In Part 1: An industry of opportunity, Sophie Playle explored who self-publishes, why and how self-publishing has developed over the years, and what this means for editorial freelances. In this post, she’ll be looking at the more practical elements of working with self-publishing authors. Note: This post has been written with editorial professionals in mind. As […]

Self-publishers, you are your own project manager

Self-publishers, you are your own project manager

Independent authors are often criticized for being too quick to hit publish. This observation carries the veiled assumption that they do this because they are overly eager to get their book to market. But just as often, authors publish before they should because of publishing fatigue. They lose steam during the last stages of book […]

Who is buying and reading ebooks?

Who is buying and reading ebooks?

With further reports of a decline in ebook sales, we share Geethik Technologies’ insights into who’s reading ebooks (this blog post first appeared on the Geethik Technologies blog). Anyone with an eye on ebook buyer behaviour can’t fail to have noticed the latest dismal headlines. After what looked like a bracing start for the format, ebook sales are reported […]

£1000 in Cash Prizes – Young Oxfordshire Writers Competition

£1000 in Cash Prizes – Young Oxfordshire Writers Competition

Enjoy writing?  Fancy reward and recognition for your work? Writers in Oxford (WiO) is running a competition this summer for young Oxfordshire writers (aged 18–30), with £1000 being distributed in cash prizes. Submissions of 500 words, either fiction or non-fiction – and which can have been previously published – are invited of a piece of […]

Death of digital overstated in recent report

Death of digital overstated in recent report

The Publishers Association numbers show consumer ebook sales have collapsed by 17 per cent, but physical book sales are up by 8 per cent[1]. The media took delight in Amazon bashing – “[The Kindle] was new and exciting,” says Cathryn Summerhayes, of Curtis Brown in the Guardian, “ but now they look so clunky and unhip, don’t they?”. […]

Dutch startup Sweek welcomes 100,000th user

Dutch startup Sweek welcomes 100,000th user

Sweek, a platform for free reading and writing, welcomed its 100,000th user last week, since the official launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair seven months ago. Sweek brings together the author and the reader. Readers can follow and like stories, and share them via social media channels, while creating a tight reading community. They can also […]

Publishing Services Manager [JOB POSTING]

Publishing Services Manager [JOB POSTING]

£32,900 to £40,000 dependant on experience (full-time) Closing date: 9th June 2017 This is an exciting opportunity to join emc design, one of the UK’s leading design agencies for the publishing industry as our Publishing Services Manager. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation for producing high-end, multi-component […]