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Get Your Book Published: Teach Yourself

By Katherine Lapworth

  • Digital
  • £P.O.R.

This new book gives you everything you need to know to get into print. Whether you are seeking an agent or publisher, or have decided to self-publish, it gives you the background information, step-by-step guides and a unique selection of case studies from published authors and insider tips from industry experts. With an exhaustive list of useful addresses and websites, it is an essential manual for any aspiring author. Features contributions from key literary agencies (including Curtis Brown and Pollinger) and top publishing companies (including John Murray and Headline).


NOT GOT MUCH TIME?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.


AUTHOR INSIGHTS

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.




TEST YOURSELF

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.




EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of getting your book published.




FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.




TRY THIS

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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  • ISBN: 9781444131628
  • Publication date: 30 Jul 2010
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  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
Teach Yourself

Masterclass: Get Your Book Published

Katherine Lapworth
Authors:
Katherine Lapworth

LEARN HOW TO FIND A PUBLISHER AND GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED.Do you have a completed manuscript ready for submission?Are you looking to successfully publish or self-publish your work?Do you have the level of understanding of the publishing industry?Whether you want to take a traditional route into print or want to digitally self-publish, this book will give you the advice you need on everything from submitting manuscripts to garnering reviews and promoting your work. It covers everything from polishing a final draft to managing your finances, and is also full of case studies, advice and tips from industry insiders from both traditional publishing and successful self-publishing backgrounds.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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Alexander Maksik

Alexander Maksik is the author of You Deserve Nothing and A Marker to Measure Drift. His writing has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper's, Tin House, Harvard Review, New York Times Magazine, Salon and Narrative Magazine, among other publications, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is the recipient of fellowships from the Truman Capote Literary Trust and the Corporation of Yaddo. He has taught at the University of Iowa where he was the Provost's Postgraduate Visiting Writer in Fiction.

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle is a comedian, actor, presenter and writer. His television work as a writer and performer includes The Young Ones, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, and The All New Alexei Sayle Show and Alexei Sayle's Liverpool for BBC 2. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and appeared in numerous films, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to Gorky Park. He is currently writing his memoir, STALIN ATE MY HOMEWORK, which will be published by Sceptre in 2010.

Andreï Makine

Andreï Makine was born in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1957, but sought asylum in France in 1987. While initially sleeping rough in Paris he was writing his first novel, A HERO'S DAUGHTER, which was eventually published in 1990 after Makine pretended it had been translated from the Russian, since no publisher believed he could have written it in French. With his third novel, ONCE UPON A RIVER LOVE, he was finally published as a 'French' writer, and with his fourth, LE TESTAMENT FRANCAIS, he became the first author to win both of France's top literary prizes, the Prix Goncourt and Prix Médicis. Since then Andreï Makine has written THE CRIME OF OLGA ARBYELINA, REQUIEM FOR THE EAST, A LIFE'S MUSIC, which won the Grand Prix RTL-Lire, THE EARTH AND SKY OF JACQUES DORME, THE WOMAN WHO WAITED, HUMAN LOVE and THE LIFE OF AN UNKNOWN MAN.

Bahaa Taher

Bahaa Taher was born in 1935 in Cairo, Egypt. He was active in the country's left-wing literary circles of the 1960s and in the mid 1970s was prevented from publishing his work. After many years of exile in Switzerland, he has recently returned to Egypt. Now one of the most widely read novelists in the Arab world, Taher has received the State's Award of Merit in Literature, the highest honour the Egyptian establishment can confer on a writer. He is the author of four collections of short stories, several plays and works of non-fiction, and six novels. In 2008 he was awarded the inaugural International Prize for Arabic Fiction for SUNSET OASIS.

Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham Award, among others. His second, the Costa-shortlisted THE OTHER HAND, was a global bestseller and sat in the New York Times Top Ten for over a year (under the US title, Little Bee). Both books were shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes. He lives in Kingston-upon-Thames with his wife and three children, and welcomes readers at facebook.com/ChrisCleaveBooks, www.chriscleave.com and twitter.com/chriscleave.

Christopher Matthew

Christopher Matthew is the author of Now We Are Sixty, Now We Are Sixty (And a Bit) Summoned by Balls and When We Were Fifty. He reviews books for the Daily Mail, and is regularly heard on BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Suffolk.

Irene Sabatini

Irene Sabatini was born in Hwange, a coal mining town in southwest Zimbabwe and grew up in Bulawayo. She studied psychology at the University of Zimbabwe and then took a Masters at the Institute of Education in London. She has had a wide variety of jobs including teaching in Bogotá and doing research work in Barbadian schools. She currently lives in Geneva with her husband and two sons.

Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier lives in Arkansas, USA. His short stories have won many awards. THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD is his first novel to be published in the UK.

Louis Bayard

Louis Bayard lives in Washington. He has written several novels, including THE PALE BLUE EYE which was shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award.

Ronan O'Brien

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Stephen Games writes about architecture and language. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, made documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and has worked for the Independent, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and was deputy editor of the RIBA Journal. In 2002, he edited the radio talks of Nikolaus Pevsner. He has edited several collections of John Betjeman's work including TRAINS AND BUTTERED TOAST, TENNIS WHITES AND TEACAKES and BETJEMAN'S ENGLAND.

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