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Commissioning is traditionally laden in mystery, represented by six-figure deals announced in the trade press, or laced with cocktails at The Ivy. But that’s not really how it works for most of the industry. What do commissioning editors do to build strong lists and how can you use these insights to find the best books for yours? Three speakers from digital-first publishing, independent publishing and trend-led publishing will demystify how they develop a balanced and successful programme.Find out more »
Enhance your professional potential with this Foundation Course in Adobe InDesign. This is the industry standard software used by publishers to create books, magazines and most printed publications.
This one day course introduces the best techniques to use for professional book creation and will lead you through practical exercises using professional techniques to build a book from scratch. No prior experience of InDesign is assumed.Find out more »
Get ahead in the workplace with this advanced course in Adobe InDesign. This is intended for InDesign users who want to be sure they are taking advantage of the latest and best features and working in the most efficient and smart way.Find out more »
Transform your career with this one-day hands-on practical course which will guide you through designing, creating and editing flyers, leaflets, posters and other sales and marketing materials in Adobe InDesign. There is no prior experience of InDesign assumed.
The professional techniques taught during the day also serve as an ideal introduction to confidently working with book files.Find out more »
Publishing has a problem with tech. Everyone is talking about it and many want to learn to code, but if you don't know what you don't know, you can't do it, right? Well, we're here to help.
A panel of tech champions will explain exactly what different terms are and how you can get started with them.
Do you want to be an ebook expert? Do you want to thoroughly understand the market? Plus have the practical skills to code your own books? Join industry expert Ken Jones for this two-part one-day course.
In the morning session Ken will present an overview of the ebook market today, giving you insights into which formats work on which devices; and making sure you are up-to-speed on the latest debates around DRM. The afternoon session will be a hands-on course for coding ebooks.Find out more »
The majority of marketing and publicity departments work on very modest budgets. And while there are plenty of inspiring marketing and publicity campaigns that deliver great results, how many of them can you realistically expect to deliver? Even the ones that purport to be “low cost” are often not.
Our panel of experienced publicists and marketers will talk through three case studies of genuinely small or non-existent budgets. Each practical example will show how you can harness the latest techniques to boost the profile and sales of the books you publish, but without costing a fortune.Find out more »
Audio isn’t just about one format of a publishing programme. It has the potential enhance your list as well as the publishing industry as a whole. It’s not just about a product revenue stream. Audio can boost marketing and publicity, enhance an author’s relationship with their readers, and encourage more people to listen then read. Join our panel of passionate audio publishers for an insightful look at how far audio publishing can take your business in 2019.Find out more »
Designers as creative thinkers are powerful problem solvers. But traditionally, colleagues in finance, editorial, sales or marketing are promoted to the top publishing jobs. What is lost without the transformative effect design thinking can add to strategy and leadership? How can design thinking enhance management decisions? What can publishing learn from our own and other sectors' creative leaders?
Join our panel for an intriguing discussion on how design thinking can transform a business. Hear from an organisational behaviour expert on the theory, as well as a Creative-turned-board-member on the practice. And get inspired by the insights from a Creative Director who will show how design thinking really does make a huge difference.Find out more »