The Everything Guide To Writing Children’s Books

The Everything Guide to Writing Children’s Books is the perfect handbook if you’re looking to create a successful children’s book. From generating a sellable idea to turning in your manuscript, The Everything Guide to Writing Children’s Books is packed with information that can help your publishing dreams come true. The Everything Guide to Writing Children’s Books includes all the necessary facts you need to conquer the children’s book industry, including tips on getting started and hints on writing to the correct age group. In addition, the book features up-to-date information on publishers that specialize in children’s books, writing workshops and seminars, and marketing and publicity. It is a must-have for aspiring writers everywhere! Lesley Bolton is a freelance writer and professional editor. She has a B.F.A. in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, where she specialized in children’s books.


Inside Book Publishing

Book publishing today is a highly competitive and exciting international industry. Inside Book Publishing provides a wealth of essential information for anyone interested in a career in publishing, or in understanding how publishing works.
This fully revised, updated and extended edition covers:
* the history and current structure of the UK book trade
* the role of the author, authors’ agents, packagers and booksellers
* copyright and contracts
* key elements of the publishing process: commissioning, editorial, design, production, publicity and promotion, sales and rights
* the business of publishing
* the impact of electronic publishing and online bookselling
* getting a job in publishing and career pathways
* information on organizations offering training for publishers, suggestions for networking opportunities, and an annotated guide to further reading.


The Copyeditor’s Handbook

“A basic text for beginning copyeditors and a good read for old pros, this handbook will also enlighten any editor contemplating freelance work.” — Margaret Mahan, former Managing Editor, University of Chicago Press, and editor of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition

“The Copyeditor’s Handbook brims with valuable information, good advice, and helpful suggestions for novice copyeditors and experienced practitioners. It is comforting to know that current and future copyeditors will be able to turn to this handbook. I’m placing this work, which fills a huge gap in the literature, right beside my dictionary, and will highly recommend it to all my colleagues and students.” –Alice Levine, Lecturer, The Denver Publishing Institute, and freelance editor

“A definite ‘must have’ for the beginning to intermediate editor or author, and even the experienced editor. An indispensable reference tool.” –Kim Hawley, President, The Chicago Book Clinic

“This is the book that every teacher of editing has been waiting for: thorough, clear, authoritative, up-to-date, and sane.” –Beth Luey, Director, Scholarly Publishing Program, Arizona State University

“This book warms the cockles of the copyediting heart. It is thorough, useful, helpful, and smart. And it fills a huge vacuum.” –Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax and Wired Style

“An excellent resource. The Copyeditor’s Handbook should sit on every business editor’s shelf, next to the in-house style guide.” –Erika Henik, Research Publications Manager, Banc of America Securities LLC


Publishing for Profit

Publishing in the 21st century is a rapidly changing business, and this highly readable and comprehensive reference covers it all: editorial acquisition and process, the importance of metadata, operations procedures, financial benchmarks and methods, and personnel management as well as product development, production, and sales and marketing. Written for the practicing professional just starting out or looking to learn new tricks of the trade, as well as self-publishers who want to understand the industry, this revised and expanded fifth edition contains updated industry statistics and benchmark figures, features up-to-date strategies for creating new revenue streams, approaches to online marketing and sales, key concepts of e-book publishing, and provides new information about using financial information to make key management decisions. A new title P & L that incorporates e-books is provided. Over 30 highly practical forms and sample contracts are also included for up-to-the-minute advice.


Handbook for Academic Authors

Are you trying to publish an article or monograph, revise a dissertation, create a new textbook, compile an anthology, or write a trade book? Should you sign the publishing contract you have been offered? Is it wise to publish in an electronic journal? How much can you expect to earn from your writing? What are your legal and ethical responsibilities as an author? What can you expect from your publisher? In the fourth edition of this widely recommended book, Beth Luey offers answers to these questions, as well as practical advice on negotiating a contract, preparing an electronic manuscript, seeking permission to reproduce text or artwork, choosing illustrations, and indexing. She also suggests ways to write clearly not only for one’s peers but also for students and general readers. A chapter on the business side of publishing explains costs and pricing for print and electronic products. This edition brings advice to academic authors fully into the age of the Internet and the World Wide Web; both the text and the bibliography have been completely updated and a new chapter evaluates various electronic media for different kinds of publications and suggests ways for the technologically ambitious author to use them to best advantage. Beth Luey teaches and does research on the history of the book, scholarly publishing and current issues in authorship and reading at Arizona State University. She is the author (with Martha Broderson) of A Guide to Book Publisher Archives (Book Industry Study Group, 1996) and The Structure of International Publishing (Transaction Publishers, 1992).


From Dissertation to Book

All new Phd’s hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano’s From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice.

Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another.

Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD’s the process of careful and thoughtful revision—a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.


The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing

Take Control of Your Destiny!

Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career.

Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success – whether you’re a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th edition of the “bible” of self-publishing (over 100,000 copies sold), they empower you to publish your own work with minimal risk and maximum profits.

You’ll find:

  • Complete step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book
  • Ways to leverage social media marketing to build your platform and make yourself stand out from the crowd
  • A thorough explanation of the difference between POD self-publishing, subsidy publishing, and true self-publishing – and how to decide which is the best option for you
  • Practical advice on making the decision between offset printing and print-on-demand
  • How to leverage the Internet to create “buzz” and promote your book with killer PR
  • The latest information on e-publishing
  • A detailed marketing plan and timetable to keep you on track
  • Proven marketing strategies to get free publicity, reach nontraditional buyers, and sell books
  • Information-packed appendices with marketing contacts, organizations, and vendors, complete with names, addresses, and websites
  • Valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers excel
  • An in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry
  • Thirty-one creative ideas for generating capital to launch your publishing company

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the one book you need to take control of your writing career.

Read it. Believe it. Do it.

Your future depends on it.