21st century essential editorial skills for book publishers in a digital world

By Linden Harris

4 November 2016 (Fri)
9:30am – 5:00pm

Gold Room
International Plaza, #34-08
10 Anson Road, Singapore 079903


Course Fee: $280.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $8.25

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How has the fast-moving book publishing environment changed the skills needed by today’s editor?

This essential skills course is designed for new and aspiring editors wanting to thrive in this challenging environment, providing excellent guidance in core skills, from identifying publishing opportunities, to managing authors, planning, through to adapting core editorial skills for digital publishing. Includes case examples, templates and models to help attendees confidently apply what they learn on the day.


  • Identifying viable projects and developing professional proposals. Includes researching market needs and potential and make a sound financial case
  • Recruiting and managing authors – matching contributor to task and ensuring you and they have the same understanding of the project and you get the project you signed, and on schedule?
  • Managing your list; commissioning within a clear editorial strategy.
  • Blended, digital or print: which format and why?
  • Key considerations when planning and managing digital projects.
  • Working effectively with production, sales and marketing.

What’s the day like?

Practical, informative and realistic, drawing on the proven processes of many of the world’s top international publishers.

Who should attend?

Editors relatively new to a commissioning role or shortly to move into one. More experienced editors working in small book publishing companies will also appreciate the up-to-the-minute round-up of international best practice to consolidate their own experience.

About the trainer: Linden Harris

Linden Harris

With a 30-year commercial career in education and academic publishing, Linden Harris has held executive and senior leadership roles with leading global companies including Harper Collins, Heinemann, Cengage Learning, and Cambridge University Press.Linden is now building a successful plural career as an independent commercial adviser. Linden helps companies, from start-ups to plcs, with their strategic thinking, to develop business opportunities both in the UK and internationally including at  Marketability (UK) Ltd. She was the Deputy Managing Director: Global Education (Africa, Australia, India, International Examinations, UK) at the Cambridge University Press from 2013-15. She was Director of Publishing and member of Executive Board EMEA at Cengage Learning from 2009 - 2013.

Registration Details

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Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 30 pax

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Cancellation & Substitution

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