Publishers come in various forms, such as editors, copy editors, indexers, freelance writers, design supervisors, printers, cost accountants, imprint managers, marketing representatives, and layout artists.
Aim of Publishing
Whether the library is your home, workplace, or learning institution, there is always a reason why people publish materials, and the needs of the intended consumers drive most of it. Therefore, the major aim is to inform the reader. Other reasons are to instruct, advise, educate, and warn.
To publish activities to thrive, especially in the education sector, it must be part of the library’s strategic plan. Library plans will ensure that the themes, titles, format, and commercial aspects of the publications align with the library users’ needs.
What is Involved in the publishing industry?
Publishing involves several activities, some of which happen concurrently. The activities are creativity, creation, procurement, copy editing, production, printing, marketing, and published material distribution. Publications can be books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, journals, newsletters, directories, yearly reports, and publishing guides.
Some forms of regular publications care daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually. And others can be after a certain number of years, say two, five, or ten years such as reviews.
What Makes the Publishing Business to do well in Singapore?
- Ease of setting up a publishing business
- Constant demand and ready market for reading material
- Availability of literate employees.