Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 2 hour seminars per week |
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A result of 70% or higher in 106-473 / PUBL90002 Editorial English, or equivalent academic experience, or equivalent professional experience.
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Students who have completed 106-527 Advanced Professional Editing B or PUBL90020 Advanced Book Editing and Publishing are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Mark Davis
This subject introduces students to the processes by which book publishers evaluate proposals and build their lists. Through seminars and hands-on workshops, students are introduced to the business and management aspects of book publishing that underpin list-building, and to the processes involved in selecting and commissioning titles, researching potential markets, building a distinctive list, choosing formats (print and digital), and providing effective commentary on work in progress. The subject also examines the management of publishing enterprises, including project costing, production management and quality control, distribution, management of suppliers, the negotiation of contracts, and the sale of subsidiary rights. On successfully completing this subject, students will have acquired advanced skills in manuscript appraisal, a detailed knowledge of the characteristics of a successful book publishing list, and a wide-ranging understanding of financial and management systems in the publishing industry.
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Appraisal of a book proposal 2500 words 25% (due early semester); book proposal with full costing 2500 words 25% (due mid-semester); group project: proposal for developing a publishing list 5000 words 50% (due in the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who complete this subject will:
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Publishing and Communications program.
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing |
100 Point Master of Publishing and Communications |
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
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