Publishing is the industry which creates and distributes books, magazines, journals, and newspapers in print and online.
Publishing is about a lot more than books. People are viewing all sorts of content online, on their smartphones, e-readers and tablets. Magazine and newspaper publishing are linked to journalism. The range of jobs is very wide, from working directly with authors through designing and illustrating, editing and proofreading, marketing and sales, production and distribution, to creating video and audio. Competition is fierce. People start at the bottom and work their way up. Many people applying for jobs will have a degree.
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British Printing Industries Federation
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