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The complete Canadian book editor by Leslie Vermeer"The Complete Canadian Book Editor provides students, teachers, and working editors with the background information and specific skills they need to train for in-house or freelance work as a book editor.
Call Number: PN162 .V47 2016
Publication Date: 2016, Brush Education.
Elements of Indigenous style : a guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging"Elements of Indigenous Style provides guidelines to help writers, editors, and publishers produce material that reflects Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner. Gregory Younging, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, has been the managing editor of Theytus Books, the first Aboriginal-owned publishing house in Canada, for over 13 years.
Call Number: PN 147 Y68 2018
Publication Date: 2018, Brush Education.
Getting It Published by William GermanoFor more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider's take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published. Today there are more ways to publish than ever, and more challenges to traditional publishing. This ever-evolving landscape brings more confusion for authors trying to understand their options. The third edition of Getting It Published offers the clear, practicable guidance on choosing the best path to publication that has made it a trusted resource, now updated to include discussions of current best practices for submitting a proposal, of the advantages and drawbacks of digital publishing, and tips for authors publishing textbooks and in open-access environments. Germano argues that it's not enough for authors to write well--they also need to write with an audience in mind. He provides valuable guidance on developing a compelling book proposal, finding the right publisher, evaluating a contract, negotiating the production process, and, finally, emerging as a published author. "This endlessly useful and expansive guide is every academic's pocket Wikipedia: a timely, relevant, and ready resource on scholarly publishing, from the traditional monograph to the digital e-book. I regularly share it, teach it, and consult it myself, whenever I have a question on titling a chapter, securing a permission, or negotiating a contract. Professional advice simply does not get any savvier than this pitch-perfect manual on how to think like a publisher."--Diana Fuss, Princeton University
Publication Date: 2016, University of Chicago Press.
Novel Writer's Toolkit by Bob MayerWriting a novel and getting it published: That's your goal -- and nothing will keep you from making it happen. Such a goal, of course, presents a number of challenges. Make sure you have the tools you need to overcome them and succeed. In The Novel Writer's Toolkit, best-selling novelist Bob Mayer shares a veteran writer's hard-won advice with a style that's straight from the hip. He lays out the nuts and bolts of novel writing, along with guidelines for starting, finishing, or revising your own work and getting it published. Self-contained chapters make it easy to focus on just the elements you need. Take in the advice, sharpen your skills, and hit the ground running. Mayer provides all the reliable information and instruction you need to make your dreams of publication come true. What are you waiting for? The Novel Writer's Toolkit ensures that you're properly equipped for success! Let The Novel Writer's Toolkit show you how to write a strong, salable novel with a compelling plot and nuanced characters -- without years of trial and error, submission and rejection. Best-selling author Bob Mayer provides a crystal clear picture of both the craft and the business of writing, plus entertaining, anecdote-rich advice. Detailed guidelines for developing superior writing skills are provided in easily digestible chapters designed to put you on the fast track. From plot to point of view, from breaking in to breaking out, every aspect of the novelist's craft gets its due. Book jacket.
Publication Date: 2003, Writer's Digest Books.
Publishing by Richard Guthrie"This is an indispensable and highly-readable study of the publishing industry past, present and future. For students and professionals in publishing it provides an authoritative, up-to-date and reliable account of their complex and rapidly changing industry. For those interested more broadly in the role the creative industries play in the modern world this is a fine introduction. It is to be highly recommended."- Iain Stevenson, Director, UCL Centre for Publishing At last, a readable, authoritative and comprehensive book for students, readers and practitioners in print and digital publishing. The book guides the reader through the history of publishing and the main issues facing the industry today. Among these are: Legal conundrums Cultural conflicts Trade practices Publishing within and across sectors Editorial requirements The challenge of electronic publishing Making your ideas count in print Rationalization and the growth of corporate publishing cultures The result is an exciting one stop guide, written with real flair and aplomb. Packed with helpful real-world examples and illustrative interviews this practical resource leaves no stone of the publishing industry unturned.
Publication Date: 2011, SAGE Publications.
Writers' and Artists' Guide to How to Write by Harry BinghamThis book is all about writing for publication. How to plan, create and edit work that will sell. How to write a book that you'll be proud of- and which might yet launch you on a new career.Crammed with examples (positive and negative) from successful authors, this essential guide is for writers of every genre: fiction and narrative non-fiction, literary and commercial, adults and children. This guide tells you how to:- Understand your market- Plan your novel or memoir- Develop strong, empathetic characters- Structure and maintain a compelling plot- Ensure that your prose style is strong enough to carry your story- Polish your work until it shines