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Book Marketing and Sales - MECO6943

Year - 2020

This unit delves into sales, marketing and publicity techniques and skills used to get books to buyers and readers. Theoretical and practical study will equip students with the required skills to develop a marketing, publicity and sales plan for a new title in the different sectors of the publishing industry. Students will work practically on a campaign for a frontlist Sydney University Press title in groups or individually. Guest speakers will enable students a front seat row into current industry knowledge.

1x3hr seminar/week

1x5mins (500wd equivalent) presentation (10%), 1x500wd reflection (10%), 1x1500wd equivalent marketing campaign and pitch (40%), 1x2000wd essay (40%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Media and Communications
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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