The Peculiar Demands of Illustrated Books
Tuesday, June 13, 9:00–10:15 AM
Chair: Melissa Buchanan, Assistant Editorial, Design, and Production Manager, University of Georgia Press
Panelists: John Long, Production Manager, National Gallery of Art; Amy Ruth Buchanan, Book Design Manager, Duke University Press; Karen Copp, Associate Director / Design and Production Manager, University of Iowa Press; Tammy J. Cordova, Graphic Design Manager, American Psychiatric Association Publishing
This session will address the unique demands of producing highly illustrated, four-color books. Although we will mainly discuss EDP challenges, we will also consider cross-departmental concerns. Topics will include how pPress departments interact and work together toward a common goal, managing author expectations, time management and scheduling, working with freelancers, working with overseas vendors, color proofing, and e-books. Panelists will bring to bear experiences from presses of various sizes as well as from presses that specialize in illustrated books and those that only produce only a few such volumes a year.