The Title Screen within the Pre-Production or the Editorial section of the Production Manager system is the primary detail screen that allows you to edit or create a project for your production schedule.
There are a number of different fields that are presented to you. Some of these relate to the status and source of the project; the others provide detailed information about the project. Information about these fields can be found below (any marked with an * are mandatory fields).
STATUS AND SOURCE FIELDS
Status: The Status fields allows you to track a project through a series of phases and report on each of these. In addition, it can be used to create an automated approval process and to manage workflows.
Receiver / Proposer*: This will automatically be assigned to your name.
Approved / Rejected: A final confirmation of whether the project has been approved or rejected.
Archived: Select this check box if you wish to archive a particular project. This will not delete a project fully, but it will archive it and remove it from the live screen so that you can review it again in the future if you wish.
Source: This is the source of the project. Select how the project came about, for example an acquisition or a translation.
PROJECT DETAIL FIELDS
Full Title*: This is the title of the project; it does not need to be the final title assigned to the end product. This will be confirmed as the title gets contracted and moved into the full production process.
Sub Title: A secondary or explanatory title that follows the main title.
Edition: The number of a numbered edition. Normally sent only for the second and subsequent editions of a work.
Subject: This is the subject specific to your catalogue. The list is derived from the subjects that you have created in the subjects section. (Follow this link for more information about setting up subjects.)
Language: This field refers to the language in which the text is written. Choose the appropriate language in the drop-down menu.
Synopsis: This provides an overview of the project. It can also be used in the same format as the Main description. It will be used in a sales sheet if you want to create this before the project is finalised.
Comments: An area for any notes of comments that you need to store alongside the title.
Author Bio: If you want to add author information at this stage, then do so here.
Series: This is where you will specify if a book is part of a series.
Imprint: If the title belongs to a specific imprint.
Pub Date: The target or actual Publication date for the title.
Target Market: Notes or comments on the market that the product aims to satisfy.
Competition: Details of competitive titles or other notes that reflect competition in the market place.
Cover Image: Use this to upload an initial cover image for the project.
Next Action: You can add a next action to this project and a due date. In addition, you can assign this to an individual, enabling you to track who needs to do what.
Other Assets: Here you can upload additional documents like author questionnaires or any other documentation. The Other Asset section has various additional fields that can be filled in:
You can access these fields by clicking on the area under the name and typing them in. If you need to add a new asset section, review the separate document - Creating an Asset Section.
Click on Update when you are finished and your changes will be saved.