Publishing companies

A publishing company is a multiplicity media enterprise which works in the area of literature, art, music or science. The sales can be done with the help of different trades (art, book trade etc.) or by the publishing company themselves. The word “move” meant in the Middle High German „money are economical“ or „something on his calculation take“.

The publishing company or the person of the publisher acquires as a rule the exclusive right of use of the work of an author (copyright) on grounds of a contract and provides for production (with a book preparation of the pressure) and pressure (with a book) of the work as well as his financing. Besides he procures the advertisement and the distribution over the different distribution channels, for example, about book trade or the press wholesale.

Different kinds of companies

According to the publishing company kind the field of the problems of the single departments and employees differs. A publishing company is divided, as a rule, into the following departments: editorial office, production, distribution & marketing, controlling, accountancy, management, IT.

Publishing companies can be ordered after her main products:

– Book publishing company (also professional publishing company)
– Art publishing company
Music publisher
– On-line publishing company
– Newspaper or magazines publishing company
– Hearing book publishing company for hearing books
– Software publishing company for software
– Play publishing company for plays
– Map publishing company
– Packaging publishing company
Publishing companies for special areas, for example, form publishing company for forms, loose-leaf publishing company for loose-leaf collections, and calendar publishing company for calendar

Publishing companies are also characterized after enterprise size and enterprise aim:

– Self publishing company
– Subsidy publishing company
– Pseudo publishing company
– Public publishing company