The Ultimate Guide to Producing Documentary Books33-Part Blog Series by Jain Lemos
Start here to read Jain’s 33-part blog series with everything you need to know to get your project underway.
Part 1: Producing a documentary book means you’ll be bringing together a group of creative minds.
Part 2: The documentary format can work for practically any subject you care to tackle.
Part 3: Without a delivery strategy your book can’t succeed.
Part 4: When it comes to selling books, a link to Amazon on your website or in a tweet is not going to do it.
Part 5: In publishing scheduling, we tend to start by working backwards.
Part 6: Take a mental inventory of the fundamentals that must be in place for you to have the maximum confidence in your project.
Part 7: Your book needs a road map to follow as your deal develops.
Part 8: It’s irresistible seeing that budget magic happen instantly and the reason why you’ll start to love spreadsheets.
Part 9: Book publishing is entirely deadline driven. It is like a script with a time lock plot where tension builds as the clock runs out.
Part 10: I explain how to figure the planning for the various stages of a book’s production cycle.
Part 11: Effective groups follow a chain-of-command system and winning teams have superstars.
Part 12: The producer’s job is to make sure all of the possibilities for the best coverage exist when the photographer arrives on the scene.
Part 13: Printing quotes are complicated and it’s important to review them slowly. Here’s a list of specs you’ll need to determine.
Part 14: Start by searching for the descriptive words that will become the base of the design concept.