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Project Management for Publications with Kitki Tong

Project Management for Publications with Kitki Tong

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When:

  • Fri 2 Nov, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Where:

Objectspace, 13 Rose Road Ponsonby, Ponsonby

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • DA Friend: $250.00
  • Professional: $350.00
  • DA Student: $95.00

Website:

Design Assembly

Recommended for designers of all levels, Creative Directors, Account & Project Managers as well as those interested in self-publishing.

Your studio has been approached by an author or an organisation to develop a publication independently. Alternatively, you are an author yourself and interested in self-publishing. So what now? Publishing is usually an exciting ‘passion project’ and so unsurprisingly rarely gets the budget it needs making it a very expensive, long and at times painful process if the planning hasn’t be done right.

This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to dive deeper into the publishing world and avoid unnecessary pain.

By approaching and dissecting ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ of a publication project, we will cover the following:
- ‘The book as a business’, understanding project profitability: how to quote accurately, maximise profitability, manage cash-flow and avoid shortfalls
- Structuring your workflow: how to manage timeframes and resources
- External contractors you will likely need: who are the people involved in making a publication
- Print management considerations
- For the self-published author, this workshop will also provide practical guidance on how you can transform your work into a publication, undertake your project independently and/or submit it to a publishing house. Finally, we will discuss a few of the reasons why publishers would accept or reject your project.

About Kitki:
Kitki started as a design intern and became the associate director of a publishing house just under 5 years. She has been involved and managed quite a few publications — from design to production, undertaking logistics, operations, finance, sales and distribution.

She has produced titles such as The Unbakery by Little Bird, The Raw Kitchen by Olivia Scott, Courtney-Sina Meredith’s poetry collection Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick and story collection Tail of the Taniwha, and the Ripe Recipes series by Angela Redfern.

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