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Skills Shortages in Publishing

Episode 34 of bookcareers.com Live Going through a number of old papers, we came across an old article attacking the skills shortages in publishing. It’s been reproduced in this episode. Please take a listen and let us know  how relevant it is today. Does it describe your current workplace? Are the issues covered the ones […]

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Publishing Skills for the Future

Episode 31 of bookcareers.com Live In this episode of bookcareers Live we look at the Publishing Skills of the future with Jon White, Business Development Director of MakeMatic. Jon gave a compelling presentation at the Independent Publishers Guild Conference back in May about Artificial Intelligence and his work with publishers so we thought it would […]

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Transferable Skills For Publishing – bookcareers.com Live

Series 1 Episode 23 of bookcareers.com Live This episode of bookcareers Live focuses on Transferable Skills for Publishing. We’ve had several discussions recently about the skills needed to work in book publishing. This has mainly  been with people who want to career change into book publishing. However, we do from time to time have conversations […]

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Specialist Editorial Skills – Indexing – bookcareers.com/LIVE

Series 1 Episode 11 of bookcareers.com Live This podcast episode focuses on the specialist editorial skill of Indexing.  Thursday, 28th March 2019 is National Indexing Day.  How important is an index to the sales of a book?  What skills do you need to be an Indexer and how much does it pay?  We interview Ruth […]

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Successful Freelancing – bookcareers.com LIVE

Series 1 Episode 9 of bookcareers.com Live This episode focuses on Successful Freelancing. Are you a freelance or thinking of going freelance?  What are the two reasons that most people quit freelancing? Many people consider freelancing from time to time.  No matter what stage you’re at in your freelancing career, this episode contains 10 points […]

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Book Publishing CPD – Develop your Skills – bookcareers.com/Live

Series 1 Episode 8 of bookcareers.com Live Working in book publishing, have you ever focussed on your CPD?  What continual professional development or training do you undertake? This week is National Careers Week and we thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss how you are updating your skills within your publishing job and […]

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Coach yourself via the London Book Fair – bookcareers.com LIVE

Series 1 Episode 7 of bookcareers.com Live This episode focuses on the London Book Fair.  Are you in a job and feel you’re stale or that your industry awareness is lacking? Do you feel out of touch with industry developments or what your competitors might be up to? Are you new to the industry and […]

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