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The production of books requires the collaboration of several stakeholders: authors, publishers, manufacturers, graphic designers.


The publisher is the one who produces the work or the collection. Its main role is to guide authors throughout the construction of an editorial project. It is therefore directly in contact with the manuscript produced by the authors.

The publisher draws up the specifications and ensures compliance with its main axes. He must therefore maintain direct contact with the author (s), or be accompanied by an editorial director.

He is the conductor of the production of a work or a collection which, through his leadership, benefits from the expertise of all the players in the book chain: suppliers, manufacturers, model makers, designers, iconographers, graphic designers, marketing and distribution teams ...

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It seeks not only to meet the needs of readers, specifiers and end users, but also to compete in the market. For this, with the authors, all teachers, it develops tools (manuals, notebooks or digital resources) in accordance with the official programs in force for teachers and students.

The editorial director

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The editorial director plays the role of pilot to manage and lead a team of editors. He supervises the content of the works and collections for which he is responsible He ensures a continuous watch on:

  • the expectations of teachers and students in terms of educational resources

  • the evolution of teaching practices (often different according to the subjects taught)

  • changes in digital practices (types of resources: animations, videos, audios, etc., the way to access them: platforms, enriched books, smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.)

The editorial director must create harmony between the editorial department he heads and the other departments of the publishing house (manufacturing, management control, marketing, digital) to launch projects.

It can also participate in the recruitment of authors and collection directors. As such, he must ensure the terms of author contracts, in agreement with the legal department.

After having defined the overall publishing plan for its collections, it defines the printing objectives, in concert with the marketing and distribution teams.

The author

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The author is the one who writes the content of the book, either on commission or as a personal project.

In the first case, the publisher, after having drawn up the specifications for his editorial project to complete or launch a collection, contacts authors that he believes can work according to the editorial line of JPL Editions. Once submitted by the author or the teams of authors, the manuscript will be subject to critical and careful reading to ensure the consistency of the content with respect to the initial specifications. Before the manuscript goes into the layout phase, the editor will thus ensure the correct media / text calibration and will summarize the corrections to be made to the manuscript.

In the second case, the project must be carefully analyzed by the publisher who presents it to the reading committee so that it can verify that the project falls within the editorial line of JPL Editions. Once this step is completed, the author will be contacted to learn about the decision of Éditions JPL.

The artistic director

For JPL Publishing, the graphic design of a book is very important. The artistic director is responsible for overseeing the graphic design of the books from the cover to the inside pages.

In collaboration with the publisher, he chooses the speakers who will stage

To harmonize the texts and media of a book, he chooses, in collaboration with the publisher, illustrators, graphic designers, model makers, cartographers, photographers, composers, iconographers… To go into detail, the illustrations of a text extract, for example, can also provide additional leads to the pupils to help them in their taking clues of comprehension and analysis.

He also ensures the consistency of the page layout, ensures that the content is well articulated and checks the printed pages or "good sheets". All the graphic elements that make up this model must therefore be vectors of readability and hierarchy.

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Graphic designers and modelers

Graphic designers help define the presentation of the editorial project: model tests, typographical choices, layout concepts ...

Graphic designers do not only work on book publishing projects, they also have to work with teams of promotion managers or project managers in the production of promotional documents or specific websites.

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The layout designer is the one who executes the layout based on the files provided by the graphic designer or the artistic director. It must integrate the texts, illustrations, iconographies, drawings, maps and diagrams in the works where texts and images have a lot of importance are built. The assembly plan is provided by the publisher.

The manufacturer

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The manufacturer uses his technical knowledge and contacts suppliers who have the know-how and the necessary materials adapted to the realization of the book or collection project proposed by the authors and publishers. It is consulted by the publisher to assess the technical feasibility (choice of format, number of pages, specific materials, total quantities of copies to be printed, time to market) and financial feasibility of its project, from the design phase.

The manufacturer will submit quotes to the publisher after collecting information, consulting and negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors.

The manufacturer is also responsible for optimizing the quality / price ratios by intervening on the technical level with the publisher and the suppliers, while ensuring the quality, the solidity and the durability of the books produced with his suppliers.

The promotion manager

The teams responsible for promotion and communication work together to forge a real link between the publisher, the author, the readers and the influencers. They interact with all the book professions: publisher, author, marketing manager, management controller, manufacturer, router, educational representative, bookseller… to explain our current projects to them. These exchanges also allow the promotion manager to better understand the reality of the markets and to identify the needs of the audiences for whom the editorial productions of Éditions JPL are intended.

The promotion manager helps to make the books known to specifiers, teachers, parents and readers and to support the sales force in their implementation in bookstores. He will thus produce numerous media and tools that help to publicize the works and their authors: arguments, catalogs, e-mailing, websites, multi-media advertising, communication, social networks, furniture and merchandising media, etc.

The webmarketing project manager

The webmarketing project manager who manages the Éditions JPL website. Its main mission is to increase the visibility of the site, to generate traffic on the site and to optimize the navigation of Internet users from end to end, until the purchase for e-commerce sites.

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The performance and reputation of its website is under its responsibility. The architecture of the site and web pages, both in terms of design and writing promotes good visibility on search engines. He must also promote his site by carrying out digital campaigns, partnerships, etc.) and ensure the smooth running of the customer journey in order to optimize the user experience.

The web integrator

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The web integrator must create the web pages and transpose the various content (texts, images, videos, etc.) into the environment of the Éditions JPL site, while respecting accessibility and ergonomics standards, as well as best practices for optimize the visibility of the site.

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He must also ensure that the site is accessible to all visitors regardless of the devices (computer, smartphone, tablet) and browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer / Edge, etc.) used.

Knowledge of the various computer languages ​​linked to the web (HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, etc.) and of graphic design is required.

Perfect collaboration is necessary between the web integrator, the JPL Editions marketing team and the Webmarketing project manager.

The pedagogical delegate

Present in several geographic departments of the country, each of them is responsible for promoting and marketing textbooks to teachers, communities and booksellers.

The role of the pedagogical delegate is:

  • Provide you with information on our site, procedures, ...

  • Show you: paper works, the use of our digital resources;

  • Support you: in the use of our tools, content and functionalities;

  • Organize conferences with our authors, experiment with pilot classes;

  • Give you the floor through studies or field feedback on your expertise and your expectations and needs.

The customer relationship manager

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The role of the customer relationship manager is to support each of our customers in the acquisition and use of our digital books and resources. He is the voice of the end customer with editorial services.

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