An author's journey doesn't stop once their manuscript is completed. Once they have finished their story, they face the challenge of searching for publishers who would take a chance on their work.
In order to discover what publishers are looking for, authors should understand the process of producing a book. Nine different independent publishers have revealed insights about their selection process, and their secrets to getting published.
An animated project is produced by a dedicated team, and some of its most talented contributors are behind the microphone.
Christopher Ayres shares about being an ADR Director and scriptwriter at Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, Funimation, OkraTron 5000 and New Generation Pictures.
In today’s saturated media industry, freelancers may find it difficult to remain competitive and find jobs. Chuck Hüber and Colleen Clinkenbeard, who have both worked as directors at FUNimation, explain that media practitioners may overcome these challenges by building their network, fostering strong relationships with their clients, and retaining their audiences.
Chasing a dream in the media industry is far from easy, as you will be thrust into a highly competitive market.
Several talented people are gunning for the same job, tons of creative ideas are churned out every day, and many ideas are lost in the horde of projects that are fighting for your audience's attention.
However, this shouldn’t discourage you from pursuing your passion. Colleen Clinkenbeard, who is producing, directing and acting in FUNimation’s adaptation of My Hero Academia, shares her thoughts about staying in the game.
Building a career as a voice actor or director may be a daunting task. Given that the media industry is insanely competitive, opportunities may seem scarce, and it may be hard to stand out from the crowd.
Chuck Hüber is an actor, director and script-writer at FUNimation (USA), has endured difficulties in his career, and has overcome is challenges with flying colours. Having worked several notable projects, such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Soul Eater, and Dragon Ball Z, Chuck shares his top three tips about staying in the game.
Aurora Metro Books is an award-winning independent publisher that produces a diverse range of fiction, nonfiction, YA fiction, drama and cookery.
In order to remain competitive, it fosters a sense of camaraderie between its employees, and it maintains the quality of its titles with a strict selection process. Furthermore, it capitalizes on industry trends, and optimizes its resources by collaborating with other publishing firms in the industry.
Cheryl Robson, founder and managing editor of Aurora Metro Books, shares more about these strategies.
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Rosarium Publishing is a multicultural publisher that specializes in comics and science fiction. In order to remain competitive in the publishing industry, it collaborates with international partners and publishes titles with unique voices. Bill Campbell, author and founder of Rosarium Publishing, shares more about how this is achieved.
Double Negative, a prominent specialist of computer animation and visual effects, has received numerous accolades for their accomplishments. They received awards from the Visual Effects Society awards for Inception and Sherlock Holmes, and BAFTA awards for Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Interstellar.
Double Negative Asia, which was previously located in Singapore, currently operates in Chennai, India. Stuart Farley, who spearheaded Double Negative Asia's operations as its Head of 3D, sheds some light on its organizational structure and activities:
Aionios Books is a publishing house that specializes in young adult fantasy and science fiction novels. In order to remain competitive in the publishing industry, it establishes strategies to maintain the quality of its publications, optimizes its resources by collaborating with its partners, and builds strong relationships with its authors and community.
Media Context speaks to Gerardeen Santiago, owner and publisher of Aionios Books, shares her insights about how her company has successfully implemented this strategy.
Since its establishment in 1977, Nickelodeon has charmed young audiences with a slate of impressive shows, such as Spongebob Squarepants and The Fairly Odd Parents.
Although Nickelodeon has built an impressive brand by providing its viewers with quality content, it stands against multiple competitors, an oversaturated market, and the emergence of disruptive technology.
Syahrizan Mansor, the Vice President of Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks, shares her insights about how Nickelodeon can stay afloat in a competitive industry.