Our series “inside novum” offers interesting insights into the publishing business. It takes countless steps before a book can finally be unwrapped and presented in the shelves of the bookstore around the corner, many of which an author would not immediately think of. In part one of our behind-the-scenes series we talked about the exciting journey of a right from handing it in to the publisher until the last drop of ink on the contract has dried. In our second part we are shifting our focus to the production process.
In our series “Inside novum” we would like to treat you, dear readers, with an exclusive insight into our daily business: In a publishing house like ours there is always something going on; from our daily team meetings, to proof readings, quality checkups, appointments and talks with our authors. To get a little insight into the bustle of life in the publishing industry, in the first part of our new series, we from novum publishing summed up the process from the moment we receive the manuscript right until the contract is brought to a conclusion.
In every good relationship, being on the same page about the important things is key – the author-publisher dynamics are no exception. As a publishing house of repute, we take that quite literally, of course – all puns intended. Assistant editors Tanja Ferscha and Nina Pfeiler-Galos give insights in the assistance of authors at novum publishing.
Publisher Wolfgang Bader gives insights on how novum publishing is helping new authors in getting their books out and about and why neither publishing houses run on printing subsidies, nor debut works belong into prejudiced boxes.
The Latin word novum stands for something unique and unprecedented.This concept has also been the philosophy of our family-run publishing company for nearly 20 years: Since 1997, the publisher has been THE expert for new authors. The portfolio of our publishing house – winner of numerous awards – includes books from well-known personalities as well as a large number of books written by new authors whom we have introduced successfully to the book market, using our experience and expertise in this field.
Licenses for translations into other languages, braille editions, film adaptions etc. show that there is a great interest in new ideas and perspectives.
Some books were even nominated for literary awards, and won them. There have been thousands of reviews and articles in newspapers and the media, and many of our authors have published several books already. This impressively shows the great potential of new authors – and you could be one, too!