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The Writer's Handbook

The Complete Guide for All Writers, Publishers, Editors, Agents and Broadcasters

by Barry Turner

Category: Language & Literature / General
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 28 May 2010
Number of pages: 800

'The Writer's Handbook became a trusted friend. It shone a light into the publishing world' MICHELLE PAVER, author of the children's series the Chronicles of the Ancient Darkness 'A wise and witty book, packed with useful information' THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS 'I got my agent by looking in 'The Writer's Handbook' SOPHIE KINSELLA, Author of the Shopaholic series 'The Writer's Handbook is an essential directory for new and established writers alike' MARY CLEMMEY, Literary Agent 24th Edition NO.1 FOR WRITERS Completely revised and updated for 2011, this acclaimed companion provides you with the most comprehensive information on the writing industry. From pinpointing contacts in a wide range of publishing houses and literary agencies to information on writing courses in your area; from screenwriting, TV, radio and newspapers to local literary festivals and grants, The Writer's Handbook 2011 is a practical and easy-to-use resource for all writers. It offers invaluable advice and insight from publishing experts, and successful fiction and non-fiction writers. Whether you are an aspiring or established writer, or a publishing professional, this is the book that you should not be without. New articles this edition includes: So you want to be an author? Children's Writing Great book. Pity about the reviews Characterization in popular fiction Poetic visibility and relevance at the end of the noughties A writer's place in a networked world Non-Fiction writing Confessions of a friendly ghost How to write a bestseller Settling accounts -- Tax and the writer Includes FREE access to the website: browse the online directory and explore the other useful resources for writers (you will find your unique access code on the sticker on the front of this book, please note that access is for one year from publication date and expires on 30th June 2011 ).

What the papers say:
'A wise and witty book, packed with useful information.' - The Society of Authors 'There's a perception that you can't get into publishing if you're not connected, but I didn't know anyone. I got my agent by looking in The Writer's Handbook.' - Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella) 'The Writer's Handbook is an essential directory for new and established writers alike.' - Mary Clemmey, Literary Agent 'If you want to write and be published, this book should never be more than a hand's reach away.' - Christine Aziz, author and winner of Richard and Judy's How to Get Published Competition 'This book is a godsend to any serious writer.' - Martin Brocklebank, Chairman, Speakeasy Writer's Group

Author's Biography:
BARRY TURNER has worked on both sides of publishing, as an editor and marketing director and also as an author. He has been a full time writer for over 30 years and has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel and education. As well as being the author of over 20 books, Barry is the editor of The Statesman's Yearbook and is a regular contributor to The Times as a book reviewer and serializer.

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