Novelty & Books Plus Production
Course detail

This course is designed to help you face the challenges of sourcing and producing novelty products and children books by increasing your awareness of the sorts of problems that can arise and showing you how to avoid the pitfalls.  The course helps fill a real gap in many people's knowledge and is highly recommended for anyone working in the novelty field. 

We cover many different product types including children's board books, children's bath books, touch & feels, pop up children books, books plus and books with electronics.  You will learn about the different processes involved, the key elements to consider when costing and scheduling and the best ways of specifying your products clearly and succinctly.  We show you how novelty products often work on different time frames, have different production and approval stages and safety considerations.

This is a really full and stimulating day packed full of information and illustrated throughout with a sea of samples!

Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone working with novelty or books plus products from a production, design and editorial perspective
  • A unique opportunity to improve your understanding of the processes involved in producing novelty and books plus products
  • Increase your product knowledge and awareness 
  • Learn how to produce clear, succinct specifications  
  • Help your company save time and money by managing novelty projects efficiently and avoiding the common pitfalls

The course was really interesting. I found the delivery of the information easy to understand and very informative. The trainers were very knowledgeable and very approachable.

Sarah Brown, Parragon

Course summary
25th Jan 2018
1 day
9.15 am
5.00 pm
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Harriet Maxwell
£445 plus VAT - discounts available
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Harriet has worked in book production for over 20 years and has spent many of those working at Dorling Kindersley as the Production Manager for children’s novelty books. Her time there coincided with a huge growth in books for young children and the move to more interactive books with ever more complex play elements. As a result Harriet has worked on a wide range of products including packs, pop ups, different types of board books, books with sound, touch and feel and various books plus items. Harriet currently works as a freelance Production Manager and still loves being involved in the creative process of publishing books that are a bit out of the ordinary.