Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014

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The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 107th edition. Acknowledged by the publishing industry, authors and would-be writers as the indispensable companion to navigating the world of publishing, it appears for the first time as an e-book and in print.

The 80 articles are reviewed and updated each year to provide inspirational and how-to guidance on writing for newspapers, magazines, scripts for film, radio and TV; advice on writing and submitting plays, poetry, non-fiction and fiction of all genres - from fantasy to thrillers to romance; how to contact publishers and agents; managing finances as a writer; negotiating legal issues, such as copyright; understanding the editing process; self-publishing and conventional routes; digital and print.

Every single one of over 4,500 listings of who to contact, where and for which disciplines across the whole media, are reviewed and most updated, with new listings added every year.

The combination of up-to-date listings information and expert advice, make the Yearbook a topical and reliable resource; the perfect gift for every writer every year.


New articles for the 2014 edition include:

Foreword by Martina Cole

Writing successful erotic fiction

Writing as co-authors by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards authors of thrillers Catch Your Death and Killing Cupid

How to be a writer by novelist (The Harbour) and screenwriter Francesca Brill

Writing for newspapers by journalist Kate Mead

Writing short stories by Tania Hershman

Being an agent in the digital age by literary agent Gordon Wise

Writng flash fiction by Peter Blair

Marketing, publicising and selling self-published books by Ben Cameron, Smith Publicity

What to look for in a self-publishing provider by Jeremy Thomspon of Matador

Articles from experts and authors, include:

Bernard Cornwall on writing historical fiction

William Dalrymple on writing about travel

David Eldridge on writing for the theatre

Katie Fforde on writing romantic fiction

Neil Gaiman on writing cross-over fiction

Claire Tomalin on writing biographies

Simon Winchester on writing non-fiction

Benjamin Zephaniah on writing poetry
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Product details

  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 40mm | 979.98g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 1408192195
  • 9781408192191
  • 89,839

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The one and only, indispensable guide to the world of writing * William Boyd * Everything you need to know about the business of being a writer * Lawrence Norfolk * Much, much better than luck * Terry Pratchett * The wealth of informaion . . . is staggering * The Times * Essential reading . . . the A-Z of how to survive in publishing * Kate Mosse * A must for established and aspiring authors * The Society of Authors *
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