Posts Tagged: professional publishing

On not reviewing Frania Hall’s ‘The Business of publishing’

I go to the university library in Cambridge. I ask the library staff to fetch a copy of The business of digital publishing by Frania Hall (Routledge, 2013). I take it home, put on my (recently acquired, perfectly adequate) reading

On not reviewing Frania Hall’s ‘The Business of publishing’

I go to the university library in Cambridge. I ask the library staff to fetch a copy of The business of digital publishing by Frania Hall (Routledge, 2013). I take it home, put on my (recently acquired, perfectly adequate) reading

On publishing 53 interesting ideas

Under our P&H imprint, we — that is, Frontinus Ltd — publish a series of books called Professional and Higher Education. Each book contains 53 practical ideas. The content concerns various aspects of teaching, learning, and (more recently) research in

On publishing 53 interesting ideas

Under our P&H imprint, we — that is, Frontinus Ltd — publish a series of books called Professional and Higher Education. Each book contains 53 practical ideas. The content concerns various aspects of teaching, learning, and (more recently) research in

Publishing and bibliography (3): proposal for classifying grey literature

In a previous post, I set out reasons why I believe grey literature will continue to grow in importance: Why do I say that the importance of grey literature will continue to grow? In part, because it harmonises with developments

Publishing and bibliography (3): proposal for classifying grey literature

In a previous post, I set out reasons why I believe grey literature will continue to grow in importance: Why do I say that the importance of grey literature will continue to grow? In part, because it harmonises with developments

Publishing and bibliography (1): signalling the genre

One of the common problems I’ve found with book proposals in professional and academic publishing is that authors don’t always pay enough attention to genre. They often fail to state explicitly what genre a proposed book would fall into. This creates

Publishing and bibliography (1): signalling the genre

One of the common problems I’ve found with book proposals in professional and academic publishing is that authors don’t always pay enough attention to genre. They often fail to state explicitly what genre a proposed book would fall into. This creates

The Publishing Business: a review

The publishing business: from p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith (AVA, 2012) is an introductory textbook aimed primarily at students on Publishing Studies courses. Though the book is international in scope, the implied reader is I think UK-based. The book is

The Publishing Business: a review

The publishing business: from p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith (AVA, 2012) is an introductory textbook aimed primarily at students on Publishing Studies courses. Though the book is international in scope, the implied reader is I think UK-based. The book is

Why use postcards to market books? 5 reasons

I was sitting in a café in London Victoria recently, having a coffee with Alex Singleton. Alex, who is on a mission to become the world’s leading PR author (you heard it here first), invited me to make some suggestions on

Why use postcards to market books? 5 reasons

I was sitting in a café in London Victoria recently, having a coffee with Alex Singleton. Alex, who is on a mission to become the world’s leading PR author (you heard it here first), invited me to make some suggestions on

What does a publisher do? Commission covers

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at

What does a publisher do? Commission covers

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at