Get your book published in 30 (Relatively) easy steps
Writing a book? Need answers to your questions? What are my chances of getting my book published? Where can I find information about which publishers handle which books? What exactly is involved in publishing a book and how long does it take? Who pays for what? How do I protect my copyright? These and scores of other questions can frustrate the first-time author - and often haunt published authors too. Part 1 traces the entire publishing process, from the moment the author conceives of the idea to the moment the finished book arrives in the bookshop, and beyond, by breaking it down into 30 easy-to-digest steps. Part 2 is an overview of the inner workings of the international book trade as well as the South African book industry. This edition of this authoritative aid for authors brings prospective authors up to date with new developments in the book world such as e-books and now focuses exclusively on general trade books (fiction and non-fiction).
- 30 Jul 2010
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
- 2nd ed
About Basil van Rooyen
Basil van Rooyen has worked in the book industry for over 35 years and at present owns two publishing houses, Troupant Publishers and Bookstorm. He has been chair of the Publishers' Association of South Africa, has run the postgraduate course in Publishing Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, and is the author of three previous editions of this book. Basil now lives in Plettenberg Bay.