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Book Lovers' Miscellany

Hardback, 01/09/2017, £9.99
Ever wondered how ink is made? Or what is the bestselling book of all time? Or which are the oldest known books in the world? The ideal gift for every bibliophile, 'The Book Lovers' Miscellany' is full of fun facts, potted histories and curious lists, perfect for dipping into and sharing.

Editors on Editing 3ed

Paperback, 12/01/1994, £12.99
An indispensable guide for editors, would-be editors, and especially writers who want to understand the publishing process. In this classic handbook, top professionals write about the special demands and skills necessary for particular areas of expertise--mass market, romance, special markets, and more.

This Is Me, Full Stop.

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £14.99

New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Hardback, 22/09/2005, £12.99
Drawing on the Oxford Dictionaries department, this book provides advice on spellings of difficult and unusual words, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. Serving as a guide for those who work with words, it includes place names, literary references, and more.

New Hart's Rules

Hardback, 22/09/2005, £12.99
Following the classic reference work "Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers" printed in 1893, this handbook provides information on various aspects of writing and of preparing copy for publication, both in print and electronically. It is a reference guide for writer and editors, and is endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

How to Publish Yourself

7, 15/12/1997, £8.99
Finch offers up to the minute advice for any author on the brink of going it alone, with information on setting yourself up, professional presentation, printing, design, desktop publishing, and marketing and promotion. The book also explores the pros and cons of publishing in other media, from CDs and videos to the World Wide Web.

Craft of Editing

Paperback, 05/09/2018, £29.99
The Craft of Editing follows the journey from rough draft to publication, while showing the singular and authentic approach each editor takes. It is an indispensable tool to creative writers and students alike.

When Novels Were Books

Hardback, 07/01/2020, £33.95
The novel was born religious, alongside Protestant texts produced in the same format by the same publishers. Novels borrowed features of these texts but over the years distinguished themselves, becoming the genre we know today. Jordan Alexander Stein traces this history, showing how the physical object of the book shaped the stories it contained.

Inside Book Publishing

Paperback, 27/08/2019, £34.99
Now fully revised and updated for its sixth edition, Inside Book Publishing is the classic introduction to the book publishing industry.

Oxford Illustrated History of the Book

Hardback, 07/05/2020, £30.00
An edited volume mapping the history of the book, from the Ancient World through to the rapidly changing world of the book in the second decade of the 21st century.

Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago

Hardback, 01/02/2020, £16.99
In this insightful memoir Lennie Goodings takes the reader behind the scenes at Virago, the feminist press that she has led for twenty years. Moving from Virago's early days of independence, through its various commercial incarnations, the author reflects on idealistic publishing and how it feels to be a beacon for change.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Spiral Bound Edition)

30/10/2019, £37.50
With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, this is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.

Bookshop Tours of Britain

Paperback, 22/10/2020, £16.99
A beautifully illustrated slow-travel guide to the unique and varied bookshops of Britain.

Freelance Copywriting

Paperback, 31/08/1999, £16.99
Would-be and established writers or journalists can learn about this lucrative and fascinating line of work and how to break into it. The author covers markets, briefings, style techniques, concepts and campaign developments as well as the practical aspects of freelance work.

Freelance Writing for Newspapers

Paperback, 30/04/2003, £21.99
Written by an experienced journalist, this is an exploration of freelance writing for newspapers. It covers the importance of knowing your readers, contact with editors, how to write regular features, reviewing, interviewing and meeting deadlines - as well as how to acquire a flow of ideas.


Paperback, 31/03/2004, £19.99
Ghostwriting is a thriving, secretive industry. Ghostwriters can create best-selling books for film stars, footballers, pop singers, presidents and anyone else with an interesting story to tell. This book reveals the secrets of how to turn ghostwriting into a successful and lucrative career.

Women Writers' Handbook

Paperback, 02/07/1993, £9.99
An essential handbook for new and experienced women writers, including practical help, teaching resources for running a series of writing workshops, grants, awards and bursaries.

Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know About Making Speeches and Presentations

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £19.99
Using extensive research based on empirical evidence, this title provides the reader with practical and simple guidelines, exercises and tips to improve performance, including: advice on the use of classical rhetoric; how to write a speech when in a rush; the myths surrounding visual aids; the use of body language; and more.

Publishing principles & practice

Paperback, 13/09/2011, £31.99
This book is for academics and students studying the theory of publishing and for young professionals entering the practical reality of the industry. It provides historical context, describes industry processes and institutions and is packed full of real-life examples and advice for success in both print and digital publishing.

From Pitch to Publication: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Novel Published

Paperback, 27/08/1999, £13.99
The secret to making money from your fiction writing is not only in the quality of your work but in your approach to the publishing process, and here an industry professional shows you how to make the system work for you.

History of British Publishing, A

Paperback, 21/10/2005, £34.99
Thoroughly revised, restructured and update edition of a classic text, "A History of British Publishing, Second Edition" covers six centuries of publishing in Britain from before the invention of the printing press, to the electronic era of today.

Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Hardback, 10/10/2013, £17.99
Founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America John Palfrey explains how libraries can survive and flourish in a digital world.

Academic Book Of The Future

Hardback, 13/11/2015, £20.00
This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.

Something Nasty in the Slushpile

Hardback, 02/10/2014, £8.99
Most publishers keep a "slushpile" - the stack of unsolicited manuscripts which contains a large percentage of preposterous or frightening book proposals, which might just conceal that one jewel of a bestseller or classic novel lying near the bottom. This book takes a tour through the 'do's and 'don't's of book proposal.

Economist Style Guide 11ed

Hardback, 01/06/2015, £9.99

Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction

Hardback, 10/03/2010, £79.99
Written in hypertext and read from a computer, hypertext novels exist as a collection of textual fragments, which must be pieced together by the reader. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction.

Book History Reader

Paperback, 24/10/2006, £39.99
Including more extracts than before and a brand new section on the future of the book in the digital age, this second edition has been updated and expanded to create the essential collection of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture.

Analyzing Digital Fiction

Paperback, 08/07/2016, £38.99
Analyzing Digital Fiction is the first volume of its kind to offer a collection of systematic, comprehensive and explicit applications of different methodological approaches to digital fiction. Chapters include analyses of hypertext fiction, Flash fiction, Twitter fiction and videogames with approaches taken from narratology, stylistics, semiotics and ludology.


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How To Get A Break As A Writer

Paperback, 02/03/2011, £8.99
This is a book about the opportunities that exist out there for writers. It is a book about generating an income from your writing - showing you the way your ideas and words can be employed to earn money.

Business of Books

Paperback, 13/11/2001, £14.99
Part-memoir, part-history, here is an account of the collapsing standards of contemporary publishing that is irascible and often passionate. "The Business of Books" warns of the danger to adventurous, intelligent publishing in the bullring of today's marketplace.

Write to be Published

Paperback, 01/06/2011, £8.99
Nicola Morgan is a prolific, award-winning author of around 90 books. Here she reveals the workings of publishers' minds and whips your work into shape with humour and honesty.

Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World

Paperback, 27/10/2016, £16.49
In Words Onscreen, Naomi Baron offers a fascinating and timely look at how technology affects the way we read.
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