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  • How Not to Write a Novelby Howard Mittelmark; Sandra Newman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    "What do you think of my fiction book writing?" the aspiring novelist extorted. "Darn," the editor hectored, in turn. "I can not publish your novel! It is full of what we in the business call 'really awful writing.'" "But how shall I absolve this dilemma? I have already read every tome available on how to write well and get published!" The writer... more...

  • Seven Steps on the Writer's Pathby Nancy Pickard; Lynn Lott

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.98

    The blank page, the impossible deadline, the rush of inspiration: There is no profession more maddening or more rewarding than being a writer. Yet surprisingly, all writers pass through the same sequence of stages in the course of their careers. It was this remarkable insight that inspired veteran authors Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott to write one of... more...

  • Write It Rightby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. The author''s main purpose in this book is to teach precision in writing; and of good writing (which, essentially, is clear thinking made visible) precision is the point of capital concern. It is attained by choice of the word that accurately... more...

  • Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manualby Dan Poynter

    Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc. 2007; US$ 19.95

    Dan Poynter’s Self Publishing Manual is the book that started the self-publishing revolution. Dan always believed that you can be in print. You can have a book you will be proud of. You can make it a successful seller. Most importantly, you can afford it! More effectively and successfully than any other book, this book has turned writers with... more...

  • 2008by Historische Kommission des Börsenvereins; Björn Biester

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 195.45

    The Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesen contains academic articles and source editions, and covers all subjects connected with books and their history. Besides reviews, vol. 63 contains the following articles: Duntze, Oliver: Das Titelblatt in Augsburg: Der Einleitungsholzschnitt als Vorstufe und Alternative zum Titelblatt Herz, Randall:... more...

  • Who's Writing This?by Dan Halpern

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Who is really controlling the pen? Editor Daniel Halpern was profoundly curious about the creative process?so he asked fifty-five world-renowned writers to briefly muse on "the fictional persona behind the scenes," the alter(ed) ego who takes over when there is true literary work to be done. And the writers responded in a myriad of ways. Margaret... more...

  • Cambridge Piecesby Samuel Butler

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Cambridge Pieces (1858) is a collection of essays and poetry by Samuel Butler written during his years at Cambridge. They were initially published in the Eagle Magazine. The collection contains a variety of essays on different subjects, including his translation and literary activities, his trip to the Continent, and his early life experiences. On... more...

  • 2009 Writer's Market Articlesby Robert Brewer

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 29.99 US$ 26.99

    For 88 years, Writer's Market has given fiction and nonfiction writers the information they need to sell their work–from completely up-to-date listings to exclusive interviews with successful writers. The 2009 edition provides all this and more with over 3,500 listings for book publishers, magazines and literary agents, in addition to a completely... more...

  • Hookedby Les Edgerton

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Agents and editors agree: Improper story beginnings are the single biggest barrier to publication. Why? If a novel or short story has a bad beginning, then no one will keep reading. It's just that simple. In Hooked , author Les Edgerton draws on his experience as a successful fiction writer and... more...

  • Traditions of Writing Researchby CHARLES BAZERMAN; Robert Krut; KAREN LUNSFORD; Susan McLeod; Suzie Null; Paul Rogers; Amanda Stansell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Traditions of Writing Research  reflects the different styles of work offered at the Writing Research Across Borders conference. Organized by Charles Bazerman, one of the pre-eminent scholars in writing studies, the conference facilitated an unprecedented gathering of writing researchers. Representing the best of the works presented, this collection... more...