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An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing

The focus of the course is to present the core philosophies behind successful Agile project management, brought to life by anecdotes, war stories, publishing case studies and robust discussion on the various techniques. The role of product owner will be briefly examined, with respect to stakeholder management and user story development. Delegates will work in small groups to practice the relevant concepts and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. The course will allow team members embarking on a project to use a range of Agile techniques through practical exercises.

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BIC’s Pre-Press for Publishing Training Course

BIC’s Pre-Press for Publishing Course

Purpose of the Course
Taught by a pre-press expert on their premises, this is an interactive course focusing on the pre-press workflow from image selection to file supply – whether that’s for print or digital distribution.

Poor image selection and mistakes at pre-press can be very expensive. As such, this course aims to provide delegates with the skills to minimise the risk to their organisation and ensure they know how to get the intended result.

Benefits of Attending
Using a combination of seminar-based discussions, activities and practical demonstrations, this course will provide an overview of the pre-press workflow and print processes.

The pre-press world is full of jargon and complex terminology which can be hard to decipher. This course clearly explains the process and will demystify the language and techniques, helping delegates to avoid some of the most common pitfalls and unnecessary expenditure, and solve problems quickly and easily.

To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 5.

Course Level
This course is for anyone in publishing who is responsible for the selection of images, the creation and output of files for books or the finished quality of books. It is aimed at those with no previous, formal training in colour.

Course Outline
The topics covered will include:

  • How to create a great pre-press brief
  • How to assess image quality and its suitability for each project
  • Understanding colour theory and how it impacts the finished book
  • Understanding colour management
  • How retouching can improve an image
  • How to colour correct
  • Specifying the correct file format for your needs
  • Understanding the different proofing options available and knowing which one is right
  • Knowing the different digital options available and being able to select the most appropriate one for your requirements

Read the full course outline here.

Ticket Information

TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE VAT
BIC Members 30-Oct-19 £200.00 £11.49 £42.30
Friends of BIC 30-Oct-19 £240.00 £13.69 £50.74
Non-Members 30-Oct-19 £280.00 £15.89 £59.18
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BIC’s Colour Book Production Explained Training Course

Ticket Information

TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE VAT
BIC Members 17-Sep-19 £200.00 £13.49 £42.70
Friends of BIC 17-Sep-19 £240.00 £16.09 £51.22
Non-Members 17-Sep-19 £280.00 £18.69 £59.74

BIC’s Colour Book Production Explained Course

Purpose of the Course
Focusing on the print and binding process alongside colour theory and paper, this is a great introduction to colour book production.

The course has a practical emphasis, ensuring that all theoretical elements are accompanied by an on-site demonstration. For this reason, each section of the course contains a problem-solving element, to enable delegates to gain an understanding of the potential pitfalls, how to avoid them and how to spot them if they do occur.

Benefits of Attending
Delegates will spend time in Bell & Bain’s press-room and bindery, seeing first-hand how books are produced and learning how to use this knowledge in their day-to-day role. The practical elements of the course will help to bring the theoretical course content to life.

This course will provide delegates with the tools to be proactive in their role, better express their requirements, choose the right supplier for their project, and solve or even prevent problems.

As the factory can be very noisy and to ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 6.

Course Level
This course is aimed at those who are, or would like to be, responsible for the production of colour books. It is specifically aimed at those new to colour production, those who have learnt ‘on the job’ and those who would like to develop a deeper understanding of the techniques and processes involved in the manufacture of colour books.

Course Outline
The topics covered will include:

  • The different print processes available and how to pick the right one for your book
  • How colour is printed
  • How an image gets to the page, including conversion to CMYK, screens and ink density
  • How to choose the right proof for your book
  • How to assess paper and chose the right one
  • What impact paper can have on your book
  • How a litho press is made ready and how to press pass a book
  • The different types of binding, their characteristics, limitations and how to choose the right one for your book
  • What finishes are available and how are they applied
  • How a print price is constructed and how to request a quote
  • How to produce co-editions
  • Things that can go wrong at each stage, how to recognise them and what you can do to prevent them

Read the full course outline here.

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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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Effective Journals Marketing

Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging – the journal publishing landscape is shifting. These new developments offer challenges for journals marketing. This course provides a strategic overview of this dynamic environment and how best to apply marketing techniques to achieve your journal’s objectives. The workshop will be highly interactive.

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Effective Journals Marketing

Technology is changing, new business models are developing and new markets emerging – the journal publishing landscape is shifting. These new developments offer challenges for journals marketing. This course provides a strategic overview of this dynamic environment and how best to apply marketing techniques to achieve your journal’s objectives. The workshop will be highly interactive.

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Managing and Influencing your Editorial Board

One in three meetings are not nearly as productive as they could be, and only 50% of members actively contribute. Most editorial board meetings have broad agendas and try to cover everything, but very few decisions are actually made. This course will provide you with the essential practical skills to make your meetings highly effective, where everyone contributes and all necessary decisions are reached.

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Content Strategy for the Web

Take charge of planning the creation, delivery and governance of your website content so that it can deliver real value for your organisation and meaningful experiences for your website visitors.

Whether you’re relaunching, starting from scratch or wrestling with an unruly site, this course provides the foundation on which you can develop your content strategy and integrate it effectively within your organisation. This practical course is for anyone who produces or manages online content.

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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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