Frania Hall

Frania Hall, photo by Alys Tomlinson
Photo by Alys Tomlinson

Frania Hall is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of MA Publishing at London College of Communication. With 20 years experience in the publishing industry, she has worked as a Publishing Director and Business Manager at three companies, specialising in content development, commissioning, publishing management and market research.

Frania has worked across a variety of publishing sectors, including academic publishing at Routledge, educational at Hodder and Stoughton, business at Pearson with the FT imprint and most recently legal and professional at Informa and Sweet and Maxwell. She has overseen various publishing businesses and portfolios from trade management books to school textbooks; academic works to legal databases and B2B newsletters to specialist magazines.

Frania has experience managing most aspects of a publishing business, predominantly editorial but also marketing, production and subs management as well as experience in advertising and journalism. She has been involved in mergers and acquisitions activity and integration. She also worked on short secondments in Australia and the US.

Frania’s research focuses on the areas of creative collaboration, digital publishing, network behaviour and organisational structures in the creative industries. She speaks at international conferences and has lectured at Université de Cergy-Pontoise near Paris. She is founding member of the Creative Industries Management Research Hub based at LCC.

Frania is author of 'The Business of Digital Publishing' (Routledge), a textbook for students. She has articles in learned journals, as well as a chapter on the Editor in 'A Companion to Creative Writing' published by Wiley Blackwell.

Frania teaches on the following learning units: Content Creation and Development; Content Delivery, covering distribution and marketing; Publishing Management; Practice and Research and Future Applications for Digital Content as well as being a supervisor for dissertations. She organises visiting industry speakers, workshops and live industry projects with publishers and students, the residential summer school and placements.

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