The Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
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By (author) Chriss McCallum
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Beginner's Guide to Getting Published by Chriss McCallum
Book DescriptionThe writers who get their work published are not necessarily the most brilliant. They are writers who provide what editors and publishers want. Being a successful writer means balancing your individuality and enthusiasm with your writing and selling skills. It means: adopting a professional attitude from the start; writing as well as you can in your chosen field; giving editors what they want, not what you think they should want; presenting your work as editors like to see it; and, developing a mutually profitable relationship with a publisher.The world of publishing is volatile and highly competitive so you'll need a guide to show you how to give yourself the best chance of success. If you follow the advice in this book you'll save yourself a lot of time, money and frustration. Now in its 6th edition, this book has been thoroughly revised and updated to include: the absolute need to be computer-literate - the chances of success are limited these days for any writer without internet/e-mail access and the skills to use it; the advantages to the self-publisher offered by print-on-demand technology; specific advice for beginners from established writers; updated information on how the world of publishing works,and how and why material is selected for publication; and, the importance of websites, blogging, pod-casting and other digital information. Contents: List of illustrations; Preface to the sixth edition; 1. Getting started; 2. The Internet; 3. Understanding Rights and Contracts; 4. Keeping records; 5. Preparing Your Work for Submission; 6. Submitting Your Work to the Market; 7. Writing for Magazines and Newspapers; 8. Writing and Selling Short Stories; 9. Writing and Selling Your First Novel; 10. Writing and Selling Non-Fiction Books; 11. Writing for Children and Teenagers; 12. Writing Poetry. Song Lyrics and Greeting Cards; 13. Writing for Radio, Screen and Stage; 14. Self-Financed Publishing; 15. Writing for Competitions; Glossary; Recommended Reading; Associations Open to Unpublished Writers; Other Useful Addresses; Index.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845282172
(247mm x 175mm x 15mm)
Imprint: How To Books Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chriss McCallum
McCallum's Writing Glossary, Paperback (February 2011)
Becoming a writer is a challenge, becoming a professional writer is a huge achievement for those who make it. If you want to be a professional, to earn your living from your books then this book is an essential tool in your writer's toolkit.
Writing How-to Articles and Books, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Chriss McCallum
Explains how to: assess your knowledge and experience; write 'how-to' articles; write for magazines; break in with tips and fillers; approach your market; and, write a 'how-to' book.
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Author Biography - Chriss McCallum
Chriss McCallum has many years' experience in the world of publishing as an editor, 'agony aunt', markets correspondent and ghost writer. She is also the author of numerous articles, as well as short stories and nonfiction books.
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