Units of Study

MECO6917 - Book Production and Publishing Business

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Megan Le Masurier


The unit offers core skills in the book production process, including costings, contracts, printing, distribution, digital archiving, repurposing and marketing. Additionally, it offers a socio-historical analysis of the role of publishing in cultural formation. Students enrolled in this unit will inherit the page proofs from MECO6916 for production into book form. The book will be published by Sydney University Press in a small print run in traditional format with further copies available via print-on-demand.


1x3000wd class presentation and submission of reprint project (production schedule, budget including justification, sales and marketing campaign outline, and dummy copy of a reprint title done in groups of 5-7) (45%), 1x3000wd essay on a set topic, or on a topic of the student's own choice (to be approved by lecturer) (45%), attendance and participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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