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Author Recruitment and Product Management

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The “Author Recruitment and Product Management” module focuses on identifying, recruiting, and managing authors through the publication drafting phase, negotiating and drafting author agreements, and planning product supplements.

At the end of this module, the CLE professional will be able to:

  • Identify and recruit authors with appropriate expertise in an area of practice
  • Create standard writing and style guidelines for use by an author
  • Draft, negotiate, and interpret a publishing contract or informal literary rights agreement that defines the rights and responsibilities of each party
  • Create an author submission plan and deadline strategy that includes target dates for reminders
  • Communicate submission expectations to authors
  • Monitor author progress to ensure that content delivery will comply with the schedule and complies with writing and style guidelines, giving support and motivating authors when necessary to keep to the schedule
  • Review and evaluate an author’s submission to ensure it is acceptable and provide timely feedback
  • Develop a supplementation schedule appropriate for the content, product format, and market to ensure the publication remains current and accurate
  • Recognize when an author relationship should be terminated and how to terminate the relationship while minimizing potential impact to the Association

The following learning activities and resources support this module: