How to Set Up a Publishing House

    1. Event Type Seminar

How to Set Up a Publishing House

16 Apr 2013, 16:00 - 17:00

Thames Room, EC1


This event attracts over 100 delegates all wishing to gain a better understanding of the pitfalls and the rewards of setting up a publishing house.  The key speaker is Meike Ziervogel, founder of Peirene Press, winner of the IPG Newcomer of the Year Award 2011 and voted one of Britain’s 100 most innovative and influential people in the creative and media industries in the Time Out and Hospital Club Club 100 list in 2012, who will share her experience with delegates. 

Bridget Shine will talk about the benefits of being a member of one of the publishing associations and how organisation like the IPG can help new publishers get started in a very competitive market.  Simon Skinner will complete the trio with advice and information about standards and the benefits of good metadata, electronic trading best practice and the value of good sales information.

Delegates will leave with a greater understanding of how to set up a publishing house (the pitfalls to avoid and the benefits of a good business plan) from industry experts who have successfully run a publishing house or worked with publishers providing important and relevant services to meet the changing needs of the industry. In addition you will have knowledge of the steps you need to take to ensure your books meet industry standards, make best use of the services available to publishers and ensure you have the right business model.

Details of Publishing Scotland’s services and other publishing organisations will be available at this seminar to ensure you have access to useful resources available to you, ensuring your publishing venture is a success.


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