Publishing for Profit: Redux

Off and on over the past year I’ve been commenting chapter-by-chapter on Tom Woll’s Publishing for Profit. The front cover quotes the Associated Press as calling it “the Bible for the industry.” Almost as good as Holy Writ? Well, you be the judge.

For your convenience, here’s Woll’s table of contents linked to each blog post I’ve made on the book.

I. The World of Publishing
1. C3–Commitment, Consistency, Credibility
2. The Publishing Environment

II. Managerial Organization: Strategy and Techniques
3. Define Your Niche (part one)
3. Define Your Niche (part two)
4. Make Planning Primary
5. Keep Your Staff Lean (But Not Necessarily Mean)
6. Protect Your Assets

III. Functional Organization: Strategy and Techniques
7. The Editorial Process (part one)
7. The Editorial Process (part two)
7. The Editorial Process (part three)
8. Production and Manufacturing
9. Sales . . . and More
10. Subsidiary Rights
11. Direct Response Marketing
12. Operations, Fulfillment, and Accounting
13. Electronic Publishing and Marketing
14. Returns

Author: Andy Le Peau

I've been an editor and writer for over forty years. I am passionate about ideas and how we can express them clearly, beautifully, and persuasively. I love reading good books, talking about them, and recommending them. I thoroughly enjoy my family who help me continue on the path of a lifelong learner.