Advertisements for publishing jobs appear in the book printing trade press (The Bookseller and Publishing News) and the national press (mainly The Guardian on Mondays and Saturdays). Publishers outside London may advertise locally. The very high cost of press advertising has prompted some publishers to advertise jobs on free websites, such as those of the IPG, SYP, and the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. Some employers have also created vacancy areas on their own websites. Many jobs, especially in trade publishing, are not advertised at all. Publishers prefer to use word-of-mouth recommendations.
To secure an interview you must attract the publisher?¡¥s attention by submitting a compelling and immaculately tailored CV and covering letter, without spelling mistakes, inconsistent punctuation or ungrammatical sentences. Many new entrants applying for theirfirst publishing jobs, as well as those applying for subsequent jobs, fail on these points at this initial hurdle.
When we get hardcover book printing inquiry from potential esteemed customer, we will prepare our quotation based on the specifications provided. Of course, we will recommend and revise the specifications according to normal machine qualification. After we have the agreement with customer about the prices, we can create the dummy or paper sample for approval. The customer would have the ideas how the book looks before releasing the order and deposit, and then the artworks should be provided with us for production. Before starting to print, the proofs shall be provided with customer for checking the imposition, content and color. When we finish the production, we hope to get full payment before releasing them on board. There is no fixed price level or payment term for us, we are very flexible to negotiate for everything based on the principle of win-win.