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MFA vs NYC

by Chad Harbach Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 25, 2014)

Writers write—but what do they do for money?

In a widely read essay entitled "MFA vs NYC," bestselling novelist Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) argued that the American literary scene has split into two...


How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal

by Brooke Warner She Writes Press (October 25, 2013)

How to Sell Your Memoir: 12 Steps to a Perfect Book Proposal offers memoirists an easy-to-follow formula to create a winning book proposal that will attract agents and editors. Brooke Warner is a former acquiring...


What's Your Book?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

by Brooke Warner She Writes Press (September 18, 2012)

What's Your Book? is an aspiring author's go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years' experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses....


The Writer's Legal Guide, Fourth Edition

by Tad Crawford & Kay Murray Allworth (August 01, 2013)

In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author’s...


Publish Your Book

by Patricia Fry Allworth (February 01, 2012)

Publish Your Book: Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author is a professional guide to publishing success for the new and struggling author. With insider tips, up-to-date marketing strategies,...


How to Start a Magazine: And Publish It Profitably

by James B. Kobak M. Evans & Company (November 25, 2002)

Anyone who wants to start a magazine and doesn't own this book is a fool.-Victor Navasky, Publisher, The Nation Timely and informative, this book explains all the steps needed in planning, testing, and executing...


Writing Your Life

by Lou W. Stanek, PhD Avon (November 13, 2012)

We all have stories to tell -- of a rapturous first kiss, a life-altering moment of choice, or the shocking revelation of a long-guarded secret. And these stories are often as distinctive, fascinating, exciting...


From 'Huh?' to 'Hurray!': Righting Your Creative Writing

by Stephanie Stiles UPA (November 15, 2010)

Part textbook and part handbook, this book leads creative writers of all levels and all genres through the entire writing process. Each chapter offers an overview and several specific examples of its topic,...


The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture

by Richard Abel Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture describes the history and impact of the radical printing revolution." —California Bookwatch Richard Abel delineates how the cultural revolution was shaped...


Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger

by Jacqueline Bodnar Allworth (June 01, 2013)

With traffic to personal blogs and online journalism sites on the rise, there are more blogging opportunities than ever before. With the right approach, a blog can be an extra source of cash, or it can be a...


The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

by Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry Workman Publishing Company (November 11, 2010)

Now updated for 2015!

The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility...


Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa

by Rita Barnard, Leon De Kock, Archie L. Dick & Natasha Distiller et al. Wits University Press (September 01, 2012)

This book explores the power of print and the politics of the book in South Africa from a range of disciplinary perspectives—historical, bibliographic, literary-critical, sociological, and cultural studies....


The IngramSpark Guide to Independent Publishing, Revised Edition

by Brendan Clark Graphic Arts Books (May 01, 2018)

Self-publishing can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. That’s where IngramSpark comes in, providing you with the easiest way to self-publish your book with affordable, high-quality book production...


The Future of Scholarly Publishing

by Peter Weingart & Niels Taubert African Minds (October 10, 2017)

The formal scientific communication system is currently undergoing significant change. This is due to four developments: the digitisation of formal science communication; the economisation of academic publishing...


Profit & Purpose

by Ramon A. Rocha Iii MEDIA ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL (December 04, 2017)

Will Christian publishing in the

Majorty World always require

subsidizing to survive? Or can

publishers flourish on income

generated from publishing operations alone? This daunting goal may be

difficult to achieve,...


Write Your Book! Publish Your Book! Market Your Book!

by Blythe Ayne Emerson & Tilman, Publishers (December 01, 2017)

Writers are no longer constrained by a narrow, subjective, bottleneck in the river of publication, commandeered by a handful of people determining if our work will ever see the light of day. 

As indie authors,...


Global Academic Publishing

by Mary Jane Curry & Dr. Theresa Lillis Multilingual Matters (November 01, 2017)

This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range of geolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish in English have developed more recently than in other parts...


Selling Your Book

by Bruce Mowday Barricade Books (October 05, 2017)

??Many authors have a difficult time marketing and selling their own books and that leads to poor sales. The publishing world has drastically changed in the last decade and today’s successful authors need...


The Portable Writer's Conference: Your Guide to Getting Published

by Stephen Blake Mettee Quill Driver Books (July 30, 2007)

More than 45 agent, editor, and author-written chapters—called workshops in the book—provide instruction on the writing craft and the business of getting published.


Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World: Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders

by Marcia Meier Quill Driver Books (June 01, 2010)

A complete review of the modern publishing process, this resource is an ideal companion for aspiring authors who want to understand and break into this ever-changing industry. A question and answer format with...


Write Your Book Now!: A Proven System to Start and FINISH the Book You¿ve Always Wanted to Write

by Gene Perret Quill Driver Books (August 01, 2011)

Ideal for aspiring authors who only dream of actually finishing their works in progress, this guide features proven, field-tested tools guaranteed to successfully complete that romance, expert guide to business...


How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit: Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Progr

by Robert W. Bly Quill Driver Books (September 01, 2010)

Packed with income-generating ideas about creating a variety of saleable written works, this guide includes information for researching and writing effective, instructional materials and calling upon a variety...


Do You Know What a Book Publicist Does?: A Guide for Creating Your Own Campaigns

by Claire McKinney Plum Bay Publishing, LLC (May 09, 2017)

Are you an author? Is your book about to be published? Are you wondering how to promote your book? 

Over the years, Claire McKinney has found that the lack of information on how book promotion works has left...


Behind the Cover

by Karen Rowe Front Rowe Seat (March 01, 2017)

Writing a book is a game changer for your business. It can increase your credibility, get you more clients, allow for strategic partnerships and let you charge higher rates. You already know you are long overdue...


The Hand-over

by Elaine Dewar Biblioasis (June 13, 2017)

When the Penguin Random House Canada merger was announced, it sent shock waves through the Canadian publishing industry: the nation's two large publishers had combined to form a monolithic multinational conglomerate....


Removable Type

by Phillip H. Round The University of North Carolina Press (October 11, 2010)

In 1663, the Puritan missionary John Eliot, with the help of a Nipmuck convert whom the English called James Printer, produced the first Bible printed in North America. It was printed not in English but in Algonquian,...


A History of the Book in America

by David Paul Nord, Joan Shelley Rubin & Michael Schudson The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion...


A History of the Book in America

by Carl F. Kaestle & Janice A. Radway The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. Books, magazines, and newspapers...


A History of the Book in America

by Robert A. Gross & Mary Kelley The University of North Carolina Press (July 15, 2010)

Volume Two of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic.

Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics...


A History of the Book in America

by Hugh Amory & David D. Hall The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. Three major themes run through the...


A History of the Book in America

by Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum & Michael Winship The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned...


14 Steps to Self-Publishing a Book

by Mike Kowis Lecture PRO Publishing (February 16, 2017)

How do I self-publish my new book?

And how much will it cost?

Have you ever asked yourself these questions? If so, this is the perfect book for you! In this concise and practical self-publishing guide for aspiring...


Make A REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer: How To Win Top Writing Assignments

by Jenna Glatzer Nomad Press (May 01, 2004)

Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships...


The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books

by Lesley Bolton Adams Media (December 01, 2002)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Write That Book Already!

by Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Sam Barry & Maya Angelou Adams Media (April 18, 2010)

From the foreword by Maya Angelou:

"[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream."

"How do I get...


Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" and the History of Its Publication and Reception

by Julie Bates Dock Penn State University Press (February 27, 1998)

Since its publication in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" has always been recognized as a powerful statement about the victimization of a woman whose neurasthenic condition is completely...


The Impossible Craft

by Scott Donaldson Penn State University Press (March 03, 2015)

In The Impossible Craft, Scott Donaldson explores the rocky territory of literary biography, the most difficult that biographers try to navigate. Writers are accustomed to controlling the narrative, and notoriously...


How Books Came to America

by John Hruschka Penn State University Press (January 24, 2012)

Anyone who pays attention to the popular press knows that the new media will soon make books obsolete. But predicting the imminent demise of the book is nothing new. At the beginning of the twentieth century,...


Licensing Loyalty

by Jane McLeod Penn State University Press (February 11, 2011)

In Licensing Loyalty, historian Jane McLeod explores the evolution of the idea that the royal government of eighteenth-century France had much to fear from the rise of print culture. She argues that early modern...


The Creative Writer's Companion

by Stanley J. Corwin St. Martin's Press (April 09, 2001)

Whether you're sitting on one blockbuster idea or half a dozen bright possibilities, The Creative Writer's Companion will help you parlay what you've created into the widest number of outlets. You'll learn how...


"Literchoor Is My Beat"

by Ian S. MacNiven Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

A biography—thoughtful and playful—of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing

James Laughlin—poet, publisher, world-class skier—was the man behind some of the most daring,...


Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor

by Mary Embree Allworth (March 01, 2012)

If you've ever considered editing as a career, this book will help you on your new path. You’ll learn about the requirements in various fields, how to get started, the step-by-step facets of setting up and...


The Online Writer's Companion

by P. J. Aitken Allworth (October 04, 2016)

Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right...


Write, Regardless!: A no-nonsense guide to plotting, packaging and promoting your book

by Michael Burge Michael Burge (October 12, 2016)

Journalist and Amazon-bestselling Australian author Michael Burge spent six years writing full time before embarking on the publication of a range of books he wrote while developing a social media readership....


Writing While Female or Black or Gay: Diverse Voices in Publishing

by Laine Cunningham Sun Dogs Creations (September 30, 2015)

The empowerment of Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants, the warmth of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, and the sensibilities of Wanda Sykes come together in a provocative and polarizing--yet often deadly funny--look behind...


Them's Fightin' Words

by Teel James Glenn Whiskey Creek Press (May 01, 2014)

Join professional fight choreographer Teel James Glenn as he takes you on a journey through the process of creating believable and dramatic action scenes in every kind offiction. Using wit and personal experience,...


Paper Walls: Removing the Barriers Between YOU and Making Great Comics

by Mike Gagnon & Sheenah Freitas Hammer Books (June 30, 2015)

Paper Walls is the first installment in a new series of books explaining not only the creative process, but also the business and publishing side of the industry as well. A great primer, Paper Walls is a motivational...


The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Us

by Paul Martin Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Here at last is the indispensable resource that has helped the writers and editors of The Wall Street Journal earn a reputation for the most authoritative business writing anywhere. Originally written exclusively...


Writing What You Know

by Meg Files Allworth (April 19, 2016)

It's easy for people to write about their feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication—fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Filled with...


Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing

by Brooke Warner She Writes Press (June 14, 2016)

A straight-shooting guide to a changing industry, Green-Light Your Book gives indie publishers and authors insight into the current state of publishing, as well as the tools they need to make their books a smashing...