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Book Lovers' Miscellany

Hardback, 01/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
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, £11.99
£10.79
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.

Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel That Sells

Paperback, 14/01/2013, £14.99
£13.49
This book will give writers techniques to use during the initial writing phase that will minimize the amount of revision that's required, as well as guidelines for editing what remains and positioning the work for the best possible odds of a sale.

This Is Me, Full Stop.

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £14.99
£13.49

New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Hardback, 22/09/2005, £12.99
£11.69
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
£11.69
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
£8.09
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.

How Writing Works: A Field Guide to Effective Writing

Paperback, 26/10/2016, £16.99
£15.29
Are you worried about your grip on grammar? Know you need to write better to get through uni or progress in your career? Or do you want to write professionally? We can all improve our writing: grammar guru Roslyn Petelin shows us how in How Writing Works.

Women Writers' Handbook

Paperback, 02/07/1993, £4.95
£4.46
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, £11.99
£10.79
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, £19.99
£17.99
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, £14.99
£13.49
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

7, 21/10/2005, £18.99
£17.09
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
£16.19
Founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America John Palfrey explains how libraries can survive and flourish in a digital world.

Marketing Your Book: An Author's Guide How to Target Agents, Publishers and Readers 2ed

Paperback, 16/07/2007, £15.99
£14.39
A practical guide encouraging authors to see how effective they can be at helping to promote their own books. It covers how marketing works, what opportunities there are, how authors can help, how to get noticed, and how to get local publicity, providing a real insight into the publishing process.

Academic Book Of The Future

Hardback, 13/11/2015, £20.00
£18.00
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
£8.09
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
£8.99

Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction

Hardback, 10/03/2010, £64.00
£57.60
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, £29.99
£26.99

Analyzing Digital Fiction

Paperback, 08/07/2016, £29.95
£26.96

Rewriting

7, £10.99
£9.89

How to Market Books

Paperback, 18/02/2015, £32.99
£29.69

How To Get A Break As A Writer

Paperback, 02/03/2011, £8.99
£8.09
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, £16.00
£14.40
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
£8.09
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, £12.99
£11.69
In Words Onscreen, Naomi Baron offers a fascinating and timely look at how technology affects the way we read.
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