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Ahlan Wa Sahlan Wa Marhaban to all visitors and readers of our IIUM Press website.
This past year we have had to face a crisis of pandemic COVID-19 like never before with our whole way of life completely disrupted. IIUM Press quickly made it a priority to be in close contact with publisher’s agencies and bodies such as MAPIM, MABOPA, MBKM and all book distributors in Malaysia.
Publishers in every corner of the world and in Malaysia especially have stepped up to the challenge, finding new ways to bring books to readers, researcher, teachers and students. We have been generous and responsible as a university publisher, often making our publications and scholars resources available for the IIUM community and to the public. I have always been proud to be part of IIUM Press, but the last 12 months have made IIUM Press prouder still.
IIUM Press has not stopped in its efforts to promote its publications, articles, copyright and struggle to achieve its annual objectives. Indeed, its shows how much we have achieved and how much we are looking to the future. Never before has the IIUM Press undertaken such an exercise of establishing a clear picture of book publications from so many different angles.
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks to the University Management, IIUM Press staff, authors, all publishers and our book distributor’s partners, MAPIM, MABOPA and MBKM for their continued support for IIUM Press, even under such difficult circumstances. Let us pray to Allah S.W.T to overcome this crisis, together.
IIUM Journal Publication is the publishing arm of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). IIUM promotes research and education by efficiently coordinating the publication of research projects, maintaining strategic alliances with distributors and other publishers, and regularly participating in book exhibitions and sales.
To this date, IIUM Journal Publication has published more than 644 issues of journals in various fields. As of today, there were 31 scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Some of them are ISI-indexed, Scopus-indexed, MyCite-indexed and Arab-indexed and others. IIUM Journal is a member of Crossref and some of the journals have been DOI-implemented.
The copy editor, in collaboration with the author, spends months helping guide the content flow of the book and the language of the text, whipping the manuscript into readable and publishable shape. At the same time, the editor is also working with his or her colleagues (as well as the author) to come up with a brilliant title and subtitle that will entice readers to the book. The book editorial process itself has several stages and the different members of the editorial team perform different functions.
The book's editor, in collaboration with the author, spends months helping guide the content flow of the book and the language of the text, whipping the manuscript into readable and publishable shape. At the same time, the editor is also working with his or her colleagues (as well as the author) to come up with a brilliant title and subtitle that will entice readers to the book. The book editorial process itself has several stages and the different members of the editorial team perform different functions.
After the manuscript leaves editorial, it goes into the hands of production. The steps of production from edited manuscript to finished book involve a host of hands copy editing the text, designing, and laying out the pages of the book, determining its size and page count, working to get the cover of the book designed, and seeing the book through printing and binding or e-book creation.
In this section, some of the Arabic manuscripts was received from the local and international publishers. The edited manuscripts will be turned into a book or a textbook. There is also a mutual agreement (MOU /MOA) established between IIUM Press with Arabic publishers in publishing the manuscript into book or textbook.
IIUM Press of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is one of the leading university presses in Malaysia. The IIUM Press is a global ambassador for IIUM, distributing our books and journals worldwide each year. Malaysia, as part of the Malay World has a long tradition of learning and intellectual debate in Islamic Studies.
We coordinating the administration functions in accordance to University policy and procedure and within all guidelines. We provide office and administrative support, managing the administrative, office operation in term of resource, publishing development and expenditures. We also developing staff, training and assisting to convey the clients / stakeholders with regard to the IIUM Press publishing information.
Finance is focused on the performance of the day-to-day financial activities that keeps IIUM Press operation running efficiently and effectively.
This role is vital for the smooth-running university’s press in preparing the annual budget, managing the publishing operational fund expenditure i.e. Operation fund, IIUM Press Trust Fund and MAPIM Trust Fund. The responsibility also includes coordinating, managing the office purchasing of stationeries, furniture’s, and IT equipment’s, receiving, directing visitors, processing the payment and claim process.
Book Marketing & Publicity
While the book is being edited, designed and produced, the marketing unit working to prepare for launching the book into the marketplace. The marketing unit works with the editorial unit to develop tools (like seasonal book catalogues) and marketing strategies and plans to help get the books in front of the account book buyers. A book's online marketing and social media also usually falls under the marketing unit.
The book shop "sell in" IIUM Press publications to the many and varied places who carry books—from small independent bookstores to wholesalers and book vendors who supply other types of retailers, like gift stores.
All of these processes work toward the "launch" of the book into the marketplace, and many (sales, publicity, marketing) continue afterward as well to help "sell-through" the book—that is, get it out of the bookseller's hands and into the hands of the consumer.
Responsible for monitoring the workflow of the editorial and production for publishing translation book.
Establish networking with other publishers to negotiate terms, such as publishing rights, advances, royalties, project deadline and other legal issues before signing the publication agreement.