The W&A Guide to Getting Published provides the would-be published author with expert knowledge on securing a book deal - from preparing a manuscript for submission, to finding an agent, from working with an Editor, to effective self-promotion. It considers all stages in the 'selling' of your idea and manuscript and gives up-to-date information on how the publishing industry functions and how authors can best navigate its mysteries and complexities.
Each chapter provides practical, how-to advice on what to do, where to seek additional help, what costs might be involved, cautionary dos and don'ts, and useful case studies.
This guide considers all publishing formats (print, digital and audio) and markets (fiction, non-fiction, children's and books for adults) to offer all-round support for the budding writer.
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Series: Writers' and Artists'
03 December 2019
Professional and scholarly
Introduction Chapter 1 Which publishing route to take? Chapter 2 Writing, editing and perfecting your manuscript Chapter 3 Submitting your work to a literary agent Chapter 4 Contracts, legal matters and finance Chapter 5 From final manuscript to published book Chapter 6 Reaching your readers: marketing, publicity and selling Chapter 7 Life after publication Resources: Further reading; Book sites, blogs and podcasts; Glossary;, Software to support writers Index
Alysoun Owen has been the Editor of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook for six years and has worked in Publishing in the UK and overseas for more than 25 years as a commissioning editor and project lead on print and digital products. She runs a publishing consultancy and project management company. In her role as Yearbook Editor, Alysoun gives regular talks at literary events and writing conferences across the UK about how to get published.