We are surrounded by a sea of thoughts, opinions, stories, philosophies, advice, and information of every conceivable stripe. The responsibility of sifting through this overwhelming amount of "stuff" and figuring out what is enlightening, what is vitally important, and what is entertaining falls to the clever folks in the publishing business.
It's not magic and it's certainly not a matter of simply putting words on paper. The process of producing books combines the art of great writing and the "science" of getting content packaged, printed, and delivered to somebody who wants it. And if you're good at it, it can also be a lot of fun.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Matt Manning: Matt started off in publishing as a proofreader for an accounting firm in New York after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Asian Studies. From there he moved to media directory firm Oxbridge Communications, starting as a part-time data editor and leaving as publisher six years later after having tripled the company's revenues.
Matt continued creating successful new products, first as a consultant and then as a senior editor at college and career publisher Peterson's, where he launched several new consumer reference titles. He moved to Texas and crossed over to electronic reference products to launch the highly successful Hoover's Online company information service for Hoover's, Inc. For the last five years Matt has acted as a new product development consultant to other content providers and has been a frequent speaker and writer on business models for information products. Matt lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son.
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