Working with Publishers!
Benefits, Impact
What Works and Challenges
Dr. Carol Webb
Benefits = Inclusion
Impact
• Student Recruitment - Parents
• School Profile - Headteacher
• Reading Progress – Teachers
• Stock – materials to...
What Works?
• Pre-proof reading
• Feedback
• Pro-active
• Organise mini book
tour + local schools
• Partnership working
• ...
Challenges
• Visibility + Evidence
takes time
• Fast-changing staff
in publicity depts.
• Focussing energy
for maximum
out...
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  • Insight into industry – supporting their goals help to ensure healthy book trade – these are our products too.
    Feedback, focus groups, testing cover designs – London location issue – electronic.
    For Student:
    Insight into industry re: careers and workplaces
    Empowering to see all kinds of people write e.g. Bali Rai
    Experience film-making – to send to publishers and authors – show Shem.
    Read to write to publishers – they love the feedback, not just the author – pre-proof copies… your student could get quoted on the back of the published copy!
  • Working with Publishers: SLA Weekend Course 2014

    1. 1. Working with Publishers! Benefits, Impact What Works and Challenges Dr. Carol Webb
    2. 2. Benefits = Inclusion
    3. 3. Impact • Student Recruitment - Parents • School Profile - Headteacher • Reading Progress – Teachers • Stock – materials to enrich library offer • Prestige of Library – in eyes of all
    4. 4. What Works? • Pre-proof reading • Feedback • Pro-active • Organise mini book tour + local schools • Partnership working • Booksellers • Public Libs • Off-timetable • Themed • Targeted audience • Visibility of impact
    5. 5. Challenges • Visibility + Evidence takes time • Fast-changing staff in publicity depts. • Focussing energy for maximum outcome.

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