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How to Be a Writer: Who Smashes Deadlines, Crushes Editors and Lives in a Solid Gold Hovercraft

by John Birmingham

'Beauty is good, but coin is better. You can't eat artistic integrity. It tastes like sawdust.' This gonzo guide is a lesson in the practicalities of writing: how to be productive, professional and maybe one...


(R)evolution: The Girls Write Now 2016 Anthology

by Girls Write Now & Molly MacDermot

Discover the brave new voices of young women from Girls Write Now who are sharing their powerful stories-the next generation of writers whose voices are changing the world.


Writing What You Know: How to Turn Personal Experiences into Publishable Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

by Meg Files

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...


Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore

by Jessica Strand & Andrea Aguilar

Revelatory conversations between renowned writers at New York City’s legendary bookstore.

For nearly ninety years, the Strand Book Store has been a New York institution, a legendary mecca for readers throughout...


How To Publish A Book for pleasure profit or publicity: The Publishing Queen Reveals All

by Kylee Ellis

Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? Do you want to earn a passive income from your book? Do you want to publish your book to gain credibility? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then this...


How To Write A Book in less than 7 days: The Publishing Queen Reveals All

by Kylee Ellis

Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? Never seem to find the time to put pen to paper? Do you wish there was an easy method to write a book? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then this book...


Encyclopedia of American Humorists

by Steven H. Gale

First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American...


Writer Tells All

by Robert Masello

A witty and candid firsthand account -- for writers by a writer -- on how to write, sell, publish, and promote a book.

This invaluable book is written by a working writer -- not a professor, not a publisher,...


S. J. Perelman: Critical Essays

by Steven H. Gale

First published in 1992, this book focuses on the oeuvre of S. J. Perelman. Taken together, the essays included serve as an introduction to this important humorist's work, both in terms of the specific short...


S. J. Perelman: An Annotated Bibliography

by Steven H. Gale

First published in 1985, this bibliography focuses on the works of S. J. Perelman as a humorist, author, and screenwriter. It is divided into two major sections: "Works by S. J. Perelman" and "Critical Responses"....


Digital Scholarly Editing: Theories, Models and Methods

by Elena Pierazzo

This book provides an up-to-date, coherent and comprehensive treatment of digital scholarly editing, organized according to the typical timeline and workflow of the preparation of an edition: from the choice...


Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

by Jim Bernhard

“Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.” –William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

Famous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will...


Propose Your Book: How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children's Books

by Patricia Fry

Authors are the CEOs of their books, and their book proposals are their business plans. Most agents and publishers require a proposal before ever setting eyes on a manuscript, and it is a crucial element in...


Writing Tips: Helpful Suggestions from an Editor to an Author (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Tammy Fitzgerald

So you want to write a book? Or maybe you did that part already, and now you want to get published? Are you wondering if your book is good enough for print? Have you always wanted to write a book, but you aren't...


Writer's Journal: Remembering the Details (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Andy Sanders

Details, details, details! Writing a book and getting it published is a multifaceted process with countless things to remember. There are professional contacts to remember, technical details to keep track of,...


Hook: Keeping Readers Captivated (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Kathy Dolman

What if there were just one big secret to make your book go from good to that magnificent great? If you had one sure-fire trick to give your book that can't-put-it-down factor? Well, you're in luck! This book...


Publishing Definitions: Common Publishing Terms Made Simple (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Andy Sanders & Cathy Sanders

When you set out to become an author, did you ever expect the "getting published" part to be so confusing? Writing a book can seem hard enough; now that you're done, why does talking to publishers make you feel...


Writer's Scripture Guide: Help from Above (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Cathy Sanders

Every author gets their fair share of advice about writing and getting your book to the masses. You've probably heard a lot-but have you gotten God's advice on writing? He wrote a book too, and it even includes...


Book Proposal: Getting It Right the First Time (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Andy Sanders

So you're looking at publisher's websites and thinking about sending that manuscript all over. You'd like to get a crowd of publishers lining up to make you the best offers available, but you don't want to just...


Getting Your Book Out There: Understanding Distribution (Wisdom in Writing Series)

by Cathy Sanders & Andy Sanders

You wrote the book, the publisher or your team put it on paper, and now everyone will just buy it in their local bookstore and online, right? Surprise! Book distribution is a little more complicated than that....