Publishing


Publishing is no easy task! Here you will find many instructional handbooks to help you publish your materials:

  • writing
  • editing
  • digital & web publishing
  • copyright, law & rights
  • marketing & publicity.

Feel free to click on the book of your choice to direct you to their Amazon page.


Writing


 

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013

2012 | A&C Black Publishers Ltd

This bestselling guide to all areas of the media, now in its 106th edition, has been completely revised and updated. With 100 articles written by successful authors and publishing insiders, it advises, guides and inspires writers and artists on how to get published.

 


 

Writing for the Internet: A Guide to Real Communication in Virtual Space

Craig Baehr and Bob Schaller

2009 | Greenwood Press

This book is a landmark collection of grounded and practical applications about writing effectively and concisely. It covers just about everything one needs to know about a broad array of topics including online publishing, new media news writing, blogging, micro-blogging, Internet writing technologies, and social media/ownership. At the same time, it addresses theories, methods, and practices used by Internet writers and online journalists from a wide range of backgrounds.


 

Writing Successful Academic Books

Anthony Haynes

2010 | Cambridge University Press

This practical guide covers all stages of academic authorship from developing the initial idea for a book through to post-publication, showing how to avoid common pitfalls. Full of real examples, including a sample book proposal, the book covers everything you need to know to build up a successful publication record.


Editing


 

 

One Step Ahead: Editing and Revising Text

Jo Billingham

2002 | Oxford University Press

This book provides a practical approach to editing and revising for office workers, students and newsletter editors. Whether editing your own work or text written by others, it suggests techniques and approaches, and covers editing content, style, tone, accuracy, brevity, and clarity. Illustrated and approachable, it gives checklists to help editors work quickly.


 

Butcher's Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders 4th edition

Judith Butcher, Caroline Drake and Maureen Leach

2006 | Cambridge University Press

Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. 



 

McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbook 2nd edition

Laura Anderson

2005 | McGraw Hill

McGraw-Hill's Proofreading Handbook helps ensure that your documents are letter-perfect, every time. Veteran editor and proofreader Laura Anderson arms you with all the tools of the proofreader's trade and walks you step-by-step through the entire proofreading process.


Digital & Web Publishing


 

Writing for the Internet: A Guide to Real Communication in Virtual Space

Craig Baehr and Bob Schaller

2009 | Greenwood Press

This book is a landmark collection of grounded and practical applications about writing effectively and concisely. It covers just about everything one needs to know about a broad array of topics including online publishing, new media news writing, blogging, micro-blogging, Internet writing technologies, and social media/ownership. At the same time, it addresses theories, methods, and practices used by Internet writers and online journalists from a wide range of backgrounds.


 

The Web Designer's Idea Book volume 2

Patrick McNeil

2010 | F+W Media

Patrick McNeil does it again with Volume 2 of the bestselling Web Designer's Idea Book. He has curates more than 650 new websites to inspire as well as educate on new trends and improvements. They are arranged thematically, so no matter what kind of website you're tackling you'll be able to easily browse through top examples of successful design.

 


 

Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures and Sound

Lynda Felder

2011 | Pearson

With Writing for the Web, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create effective Web content using words, pictures, and sound. Follow along as instructor and writer Lynda Felder combines easy-to-follow guidelines with photographs, lists, and tables to illustrate the key concepts behind writing nonlinear, interactive stories; creating succinct and clear copy; and working compelling images, motion graphics, and sound into your content.


Copyright, Law & Rights


 

Publishing Law 4th edition

Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson

2011 | Routledge

Publishing Law is a comprehensive guide to the law as it affects the publishing process. Written by the Copyright Counsel of the Publishers Association and a practising solicitor with many years experience of the publishing trade, this work will serve as a comprehensive handbook for all those who need a practical understanding of where and how the law may apply, including publishers, authors and agents, and all those involved with published material.


 

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Selling Rights 6th edition

Lynette Owen

2010 | Routledge

Selling Rights is a practical and accessible guide to all aspects of selling rights and co-publications throughout the world. The sixth edition of this authoritative handbook has been updated to include the changes which have taken place in technology, sales and distribution, and legislation in the United Kingdom and overseas, especially relating to web 2.0. Selling Rights covers the full range of potential rights, from English-language territorial rights, book club and paperback sales through to serial rights, translation rights, dramatization and documentary rights, and electronic publishing and multimedia.


 

Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

Corey Doctorow

2008 | Tachyon Publications

Hailed by Bruce Sterling as a "political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek," Cory Doctorow is the Internet’s most celebrated hi-tech pop culture maven. Content is the first collection of Doctorow's infamous articles, essays, and polemics. Paying particular interest in copyright and digital rights management, Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future is a fantastic collection of essays with a great understanding of today's new media technology.


Marketing & Publicity


 

Marketing Your Book: An Author's Guide

Alison Baverstock

2009 | Bloomsbury Publishing

Authors will benefit hugely from this practical book by seeing how effective they can be at helping to promote their own books. Alison Baverstock encourages authors to work with publishers but also explains how to 'go it alone' for authors who plan to self publish. The book covers: how marketing works; what opportunities there are; how authors can help; how to get noticed; how to get local publicity, organise a launch event and keep the momentum going after publication. The book also provides authors with a real insight into the publishing process and contains illuminating interviews with everyone concerned: editors, marketing people and, most importantly, authors.


 

How to Market Books: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Profit and Exploiting All Channels to Market 4th edition

Alison Baverstock

2008 | Kogan Page

How to Market Books, now in its fourth edition, has for many years been the place to turn for professionals in the industry charged with maximizing revenues and minimizing costs. In recent years the selling and marketing of books has come under more and more pressure. The industry has become dominated by the larger chains, by new channels to market, by new players such as supermarkets, and by consumer demand for different product formats. This book provides the answers for the marketer whose job it is to sell and market books in today's increasingly competitive bookselling environment.


 

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How to Promote Your Book Online & Offline

Dr Leland Benton

2013 | ePubWealth

This book describes everything Leland Benton does within the realm of epublishing and is designed for self-publishing authors; everything from how to promote your book, how to market your book, how to publicize your book, how to promote your book online, ways to promote your book, self publishing, to sell your book.  Candidly, there is so much opportunity within the ePublishing realm; Benton has only included in this book the most lucrative ones.  This book is dedicated to the promotion and advertising of any ebook or printed book.