How Can We Nurture the Next Generation of Editorial Talent?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

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By Hannah Johnson

Today’s story, part 1 of our updated report on the Indian publishing industry, quotes Rajeevan Karal of Cambridge University Press as saying:

New modes of delivery of content have thrown newer challenges to the editors, who are now, besides linguistic competence, required to understand the potentials of the new technologies to deliver content to the end user in the most preferred ways, and get authors to develop content that can make the best use of them.

As publishing technology evolves, the way authors and publishers develop content is also evolving. Editors are a passionate group of people dedicated to making books the best they can be, but what other skills will they need as the industry continues to digitize? And how can the publishing industry as a whole make sure that current and future editorial staff have the training and expertise they need to take advantage of the emerging opportunities that digital content provides?

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Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.