Did you know that the UK is the world’s biggest exporter of books? Publishing is a large and growing industry and the total number of books published in the UK last year was 173,000. Publishing businesses in the UK alone have a collective annual turnover of £6 billion, making the UK the fifth biggest market in the world after the US, China, Germany, and Japan. On average, the UK publishing industry employs 30,000 people directly and roughly 70,000 people indirectly spread across over 8,000 publishers. Publishing is now a multimedia business and last year digital books accounted 15% of the 360,000,000 physical and eBooks sold. Ebook sales have dropped a little in recent years from 17% to 15%, perhaps because they are being rapidly displaced by digital audio books! These figures give you an idea of the size and importance of the publishing industry.
早些时候在本月早些时候，从阿特伍德·泰特帕迪萨巴赫里被邀请回到她的格林威治大学，参加他们举行的活动，以便在书籍贸易中讨论：销售书籍的业务。扬声器小组包括Bonnier，佩德尔·曼恩，哈哈特利首席执行官的首席执行官，David Shelley和Blackwell的书店Trevor Goul-Wheeker前主席。出版中的这些领先的人物和书籍贸易分享了他们的经验和旅程，向出版，向观众中的人提供建议，寻求这样做。yaboLOL电竞我们了解我们的许多追随者在出版职业生涯中有抱负出版专业人士或仍然年轻人，所以想要与您分享他们的见解。
CEO of Hachette David Shelley was first up in telling the audience about how he entered the industry. David’s parents owned a second-hand bookshop, so he was exposed to the sales side of publishing from an early age. He began his career as an Editorial Assistant for Alison and Busby (a well-established small publisher). He kept the company running for 5 years and encompassed problems along the way, such as the book distributor going bust and relocating the office near to Brixton near to where he lived. The owner of Little, Brown asked David if he would consider buying a few books a year as an Editor and he joined the company, which eventually led to his promotion to Publisher, then Head of Division, and finally to his current role running Hachette UK!
His tips for a good cover letter are:
- Brilliant quality writing – this is a reflection of how well you can communicate
- Don’t follow the rules strictly, break rules and disagree!
Bonnier是英国第六大出版公司，其首席执行官佩尔曼曼亦谈到了她在出版业的经验。在成长，她花了很多时间阅读，一定要积累她的英语词汇。她花时间互动，最终在特殊销售部门的角色进行了采访。她被提供了这项工作，她解释说是非常具有挑战性的，但她利用机会获得尽可能多的知识。然后在销售中促进了渗透机并在整个英国旅行，以满足买家。后来她搬到了Transworld（现在的Penguin Orand House的一部分）作为五个人团队的企业家，并面临着没有尽可能多的联系人或支持的问题，不断在有职业生涯和母亲之间玩耍。她幸存下来，然后搬进了儿童的出版社，但是过多的旅行并决定搬出出版出版。但是，当她在Bonnier提供一个职位时，她最终返回了任何其他行业。
最后,老Blackwell书店的Trevor Goul-Wheeker took to the floor to explain how he fell in love with the publishing industry. Trevor started off as a bookseller and fell in love with the book trade, partly because of the people involved in it. Blackwell’s is a well-known book retailer, but as the digital publishing industry gradually took over, Blackwell’s was forced to start closing stores and were closing 16 high street shops every day. Currently, the UK bookshops account for 41% of books sold with ecommerce accounting for 35% of book sales. However, Trevor stated that bookshop recommendations are still the number one influencer when people are choosing which book to buy. He believes that bookshops still offer customer engagement and a valued experience and that bookselling and publishing go hand in hand.