How Much Do You Know About Commissioning Editors?

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How Much Do You Know About Commissioning Editors? - Quiz

After last week's CE Bento (which you might have missed, if you were busy elsewhere or out for lunch), how much did you retain? Use this simple online test to see how much you know about Commissioning Editors and what they do. Some of the answers may surprise you. . . Or you might be an expert already! (YAY)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many guidebook Commissioning Editors are there (combined over three offices)?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Twenty-five

    • C. 

      Fourteen

    • D. 

      6.67E-11

  • 2. 
    On average, each year, a CE is responsible for ...
    • A. 

      World peace

    • B. 

      $300,000 revenue and $100,000 costs

    • C. 

      $3M revenue and $1M costs

    • D. 

      $30M revenue, $100M costs, and a partridge in a pear tree

  • 3. 
    Budgeting/financial decisions/planning of a new edition begins...
    • A. 

      Up to 2 years before publishing

    • B. 

      Up to 1 year before publishing

    • C. 

      4 weeks before production starts

    • D. 

      'Planning'? You're joking right? We don't 'plan' anything. It just happens

  • 4. 
    We always re-contract the same authors for the same books
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    By the time a book comes inhouse, what proportion of a CEs' total time on the book has already been done?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      5%... we've barely got started

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