Following feedback from delegates in 2020, this course is now a full day, with more time for exercises, discussion and tutoring. The price has increased in line with the additional hours of training, and includes homework set between the two sessions and more tutor feedback.
The marketing department of a publishing company is an exciting place to work. Understanding both your part in the business and what you are trying to achieve is crucial when both budget and activity have to be spent as effectively as possible.
You need to learn who all your audiences are, not just the consumers who buy your books but also your colleagues in different departments and the retailers who will sell and promote your books. You also need to understand the costs associated with the various media options, how to work most effectively with your colleagues in publicity and how to measure how successful your work has been.
There isn’t much time to ask questions on the job and you are generally expected to pick everything up through osmosis. This course will explain clearly exactly what is happening in all parts of the publishing process and give you the chance to ask all of the questions that have occurred to you since you started. The course will look at both trade and non-trade publishing.
Who is it for?
Assistants and executives starting in publishing marketing departments.
What will you achieve?
On completing this course you’ll be able to:
Marketing options in publishing
Retail marketing and working with sales
Direct to consumer communications and owned media
Brands and authors and backlist
Planning a campaign, measuring effectiveness
Introduction to Marketing consists of four x 90-minute sessions, each a mixture of delivery and interaction using Zoom breakout rooms and other online tools. There will be 30-minute breaks between each session with the opportunity to do exercises and take a break. The course will run on the same day across two weeks, split into two half-day sessions in the morning from 9am to 12.30pm.
To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. The course will be delivered via Zoom Pro with attendant security levels. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.
Any information to be completed beforehand will be sent via email.
If you have any concerns about technical requirements or access please contact us on email@example.com or telephone (+44) 020 8874 2718.
“I enjoyed the course very much. It was informal enough to feel comfortable with the exercise, and formal enough to feel that you were in a class with people, all ready to learn. I’ve gained concrete information to implement for better marketing campaigns.” Editorial and Marketing Assistant, Red Dog Press
“I really enjoyed it and found it very beneficial! I’ve gained a greater understanding of the specific marketing demands of the publishing sector and ways to improve my own marketing strategies.” Marketing Assistant, Eurospan
“Teaching style was great. Hermione has so much knowledge, a fabulous tone and her experience comes across. I’ve learned how to plan a marketing campaign and feel I’ve come away with a new network of people in the industry.” Publishing Manager, Meze Publishing
“Very engaging and relevant. I have greater knowledge of strategic planning and costing of marketing campaigns, and have gained the skills for targeting desired audience groups through different marketing avenues.” Direct Marketing and Social Media Assistant, Lund Humphries
“A really well thought-out and structured course, with detailed, informative content. I’ve gained a deeper insight into the steps and skills needed in marketing for publishing and so much information!" Student, Marketing
Hermione Ireland has worked in marketing in the publishing industry for twenty years, half of that time as Marketing and PR Director at Dorling Kindersley. She’s seen huge changes in the field in that time but while some of the delivery methods and media change, the key messages for campaigns, authors and brands remains consistent. She’s also learnt some interesting lessons from time spent in travel and fashion.Terms & Conditions
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
A number of discounts are available
To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.