Center for Publishing

Book Publishing Financials

Understanding the key financial components of print and e-book publishing is critical for those in the industry. In this course, students examine the practical application of business principles for managing each function in a book publishing company (both small and large) and its accompanying digital formats including e-books. Based upon the knowledge gained from Introduction to Book Publishing and Multimedia Financial Analysis, this class uses the income statement as a point of departure for showing how the daily application of editorial, production, marketing, sales, and fulfillment as well as all digital strategies impact the financial statements of the publishing company. Students learn how companies can maximize revenues and profitability using these strategies and principles and similarly, how to use the financial statements as strategic management tools. Students also explore the financials of Print-on-Demand, self-publishing and other formats.
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Associated Degrees