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NB Academy expands short-course line-up for book publishing industry

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New course on contracts and rights introduced

The NB Academy, an initiative of NB Publishers, has strengthened its short-course line-up with a full-day introductory course on copyright, contracts and rights in the book publishing industry.

The course, which will be presented in English, is one of several NB Academy courses scheduled for the second half of the year.

Other new courses include an introduction to writing book reviews and editing a recipe book, both of which will be presented in Afrikaans.

As South Africa’s largest trade publisher, NB Publishers through its Academy offers anyone involved in book publishing, or those wanting to get a foot in the door, a unique opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of experts in their respective fields. All courses, whether for publishers, language practitioners or designers, are rooted in practical experience, with many taking the form of workshops.

The course on copyright, contracts and rights is presented by Catrina Wessels, who heads up the contracts and rights department of NB Publishers and also serves on PASA’s Legal Affairs Committee. Offering a comprehensive overview of legal issues facing the publishing industry, the course features topics ranging from an introduction to copyright law to author contracts and selling rights.

NB Academy will present the following courses in Cape Town and Pretoria during August and September 2016:

Cape Town

ENGLISH: How to check an ebook (19 August), How to design a book (29-30 August), Contracts and rights (1 September), How to design an ebook (2 September).

AFRIKAANS: Proeflees 101 (1 August), Proeflees 201 (4-5 August), Redigeer ’n resepteboek (15 August), Redigeer ’n fiksieteks (16-17 August), Hoe om ’n boekresensie te skryf (31 August).

Pretoria

ENGELS: Contracts and rights (18 August), How to check an ebook (26 August), How to design a book (12-13 September), How to design an ebook (16 September).

AFRIKAANS: Proeflees 101 (10 August), Proeflees 201 (11-12 August), Hoe om ’n boekresensie te skryf (19 August), Redigeer ’n fiksieteks (22-23 August), Redigeer ’n resepteboek (24 August).

A short course in book cover design, presented in English, is available on request.

More information and registration details may be found on the NB Academy website at www.nbakademie.co.za. Enquiries may also be directed to Theona Geduld at nbakademie@nb.co.za or on 021 406 2722. Course fees range from R1,800 to R3,000.