During his more than three decades in the publishing industry, Peter Ginna has held a range of editing positions. He’s worked with a small independent publishing firm and a venerable scholarly one as well as with large commercial houses. Most of his time has been spent in trade publishing, most recently as publisher and editorial director at Bloomsbury Press, an imprint he founded. For What Editors Do, Ginna gathered essays from more than two dozen contributors across the publishing field and wrote a couple of pieces himself. The articles take readers through every phase of book production—from acquisition to the editing process to publication and marketing. Later chapters provide case studies and a look at pursuing a career in publishing. The book comes at a time of significant and fast-paced change in the publishing business. As Ginna observes, the rise of Amazon, the advent of e-readers, and the growth of self-publishing all have contributed to shaking up the industry more in the past 15 years than in the previous 50.
What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing - Peter Ginna
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 6th, 2017