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Profitable Commissioning

 

In today’s tough climate it’s no longer enough to commission quality titles. Your list may be considered a profit centre, and profitability (even in the non-profit sector) is essential to the organisation’s survival. Sharpen your commercial focus and ensure that your editorial objectives are fully in line with those of the business with this one-day workshop, designed to be strategic, practical and highly motivating.

If your editorial priorities and financial targets have ever seemed at odds, this is the course that will get them back in sync.

 

Who’s it for?

Commissioning editors, senior commissioning editors, publishers and editorial managers: if you have responsibility for list-building in book publishing this is for you, whether in commercial or not for profit context.

 

What’s covered?

  • Your list: what are the business needs?
  • Analysing sales and profitability
  • Strategic list-building
  • Making your commissioning targets
  • Meeting schedules and budgets
  • Controlling profitability and releasing backlist profit
  • Questions, discussion and exercises throughout.

Tutors


Josie Dixon

Josie Dixon is Director at Lucian Consulting. Previous roles included Publishing Director at Palgrave Macmillan, and Senior Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press.

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£399 + VAT

Excellent overview of profitability. [Josie was] very clear about complex issues, and drew on a lot of relevant experience.
Delegate from Peter Lang

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