Are you literally that person who seizes every opportunity to just curl up with agood book? Do you often feel that others should be in the same boat, enjoying reading the same books? If the answer is in the affirmative, acareer in publishin

g will attract you, finds Reena Jhaveri

‘R eading is everything.

Reading makes me feel like Ialt39ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on.

Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficity disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; its a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and its a way of making contact with someone elses imagination after a day thats all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.” This quote by renowned film maker and writer Nora Ephron summarises your life.

You love books, period. No matter what the shape and size, you simply devour them. No you are not one of those who are disenchanted by the number of pages in a particularly thick book. You have an agenda, and that is to read, enjoy and finish the book with complete satisfaction.

These books are brought to you by publishers, in the field, you will not only enjoy reading a plethora of books, but you will also get the chance to bring out new books! The business of publishing offers you a chance to see the book right from its inception through your creative stages, and finally, the end product when it stands on the shelves of the book store. The joy you will feel when you see an excited reader pick it up, and adore it, is paralleled by few other feelings.

What youalt39ll do The idea of a book takes birth in the authors mind, and yet it is the skillfulness of the publisher to bring it out. The job of a publisher includes selecting and commissioning manuscripts; preparing the manuscripts for printing designing the final appearance of books, overseeing their printing and binding and finally marketing.

The process of publishing books is primarily consists of editorial, designing, production, advertising, publicity and marketing. The publishers can be private or government run enterprises, specialising in text books, paperbacks, technical literature, art books and children books and so on. The publisher also looks in to the fact that the works published are sold off in the market.

The editorial department is of paramount importance in a publishing house. The editor has to identify authors, consult specialists for their opinions on different subjects, prepare typescripts for the printer and liaison with the authors regarding copyrights and contracts. Editors work closely with authors to understand the message that is being tried to conveyed, making sure that the story is not lost or diluted.

The production department has the careers

responsibility of giving the final appearance to books. This department works in close liaison with the editorial department and decides about the look of the books, the typeface and the paper to be used. They also have the paper to be used. They also have to coordinate the printing and binding of books. The marketing and sales department is responsible for the sale of the books. Another important department is the design department which looks in to the graphics and artwork for the books this department might hire the service of freelancers to design illustrations and other visual elements of the book. Besides the editorial department, production department and marketing and sales department, publishers also require freelance translators, illustrators and writers for various assignments.

There are many job profiles: Editors: Books editors are in the business of finding literary talent and then working with those writers to publish their books. Not only do book editors find work to publish, but they also edit a writers work, helping to mold it into the final product that hits the shelves. Copy editors work with book editors

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