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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.