Who are they and what do they do? The publisher organises the publishing of books - fiction, non-fiction, scientific and popular literature - periodicals, audio and video products, as well as their distribution.
What are the activities of the job? Developing the policy of the publishing company - providing finance for the publication - organising and controlling the choice of future issues, editing, laying - out, preprinting, printing, recording of films and musical compositions - contracting with other to do the distribution.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In offices, printing houses, editorial offices, audio- and video-recording studios. Publishers may also meet and discuss their requirements with writers and authors at book fairs, conferences, exhibitions or similar places.
What tools/equipment do they use? Office equipment, specialised publications, information technology, catalogues, working or regulatory documents, the author's original manuscripts, audio- and video- equipment.
What do you need to succeed? You need to have completed higher education - possibly in the field of humanities, philological sciences, printing, music or fine arts. Developed intellectual abilities, wide general knowledge, managerial skills, communication skills, enterprise, independent decision making and team work are all important.