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Transferable Skills for Publishing

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A two-day workshop covering the essential transferable skills everyone needs in book publishing. Designed to build confidence at interview,

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A two-day workshop covering the essential transferable skills everyone needs in book publishing.

Designed to build confidence at interview, with interview tasks and in a first job, work experience or internship. The course covers pitching and presenting books, numeracy and negotiation for publishers and an introduction to metadata. This course is suitable for anyone looking to get their first job in publishing.

Aimed at candidates from all backgrounds, with no prior experience, this course will provide a head start in understanding publishing and the skill-sets which lead to success.

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The Business of Publishing

Pitching, Persuading and Negotiating

Metadata

CVs and Interview Skills

Taught by Heather O'Connell and Noel Murphy.

Noel Murphy has worked in the book trade since 1991, starting at Waterstone’s where he became Promotions Manager for the chain in 1998. In 2000 he moved into publishing and joined Bloomsbury to help develop their website. He joined Faber in 2002 becoming Marketing Director in 2003 and was part of the management team that returned Faber to profit bringing the coveted accolade of Publisher of the Year to Faber in 2006. From 2007 to 2012 he was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council. Until 2018 Noel was Sales and Marketing Director of Yale University Press with responsibility for all markets outside of the Americas and is now Commercial Director of Granta Publications.

Heather has more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry working her way up from controller to senior management positions at Penguin and Harper Collins. She is passionate about the industry and runs a consultancy that helps publishers to improve their workflows and buying strategy. She also teaches them the art of production, both in house and via the Publishing MA at UCL where she runs the Production and Ops module.

She works directly with authors helping them understand the industry and produce high quality books, running publishing and authorpreneurship courses and workshops alongside the consultancy.

More info at www.getintobookpublishing.co.uk

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