Title: Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers (5 ed.)
Author: Thomas Woll, Foreword by Dominique Raccah
Paperback: ISBN: 9781613749739; $26.95; also available in EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF
Imprint: Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2014
Publishing in the 21st century is a rapidly changing business, and this highly readable and comprehensive reference covers it all: editorial acquisition and process, the importance of metadata, operations procedures, financial benchmarks and methods, and personnel management as well as product development, production, and sales and marketing. Written for the practicing professional just starting out, veterans looking to learn new tricks of the trade, as well as self-publishers who want to understand the industry, this revised and expanded fifth edition contains updated industry statistics and benchmark figures, features up-to-date strategies for creating new revenue streams, gives fresh approaches to online marketing and sales, explains the key concepts of e-book publishing, and provides new information about using financial information to make key management decisions. A new title P & L sheet that incorporates e-books is provided. More than 30 practical forms and sample contracts are also included for up-to-the-minute advice.
“Publishing for Profit is a great book. It sits on my nightstand. I often pick it up and read parts of it again.” —Rod Colvin, president, Addicus Books
“Publishing for Profit is practical and laser-sharp. Whereas many business books are broad in applicability, this book is specifically about publishing. It is an essential reference for small and large publishers alike.” —Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director
“The bible of the industry.” —Associated Press
“One of the best references available today . . . providing a solid foundation and answering every question.” —Jan Nathan, former executive director, Publishing Marketing Association
“Solid nuts-and-bolts advice for everyone who wants to run a publishing business, no matter how large or small. Forms and illustrations help make this manual crystal clear.” —Judith Applebaum, author of How to Get Happily Published
“As long as publishers and authors follow the steps in Woll’s book, the future [of book publishing] could be bright.” —Book Marketing Buzz Blog
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.