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How to Write a Book or Novel - An Insider's Guide to Getting Published
 
 

How to Write a Book or Novel - An Insider's Guide to Getting Published [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Veale
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Resolve to Write And Publish Your Book In 2014


Ever wondered what it takes to write and then have published that book you've been considering for ages? In this authoritative, 2014 edition of the guide, writer and editor, Jonathan Veale pulls few punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the pitfalls to avoid - as you plan, write and see your book completed and published for all to read, in printed form, or as an ebook.


Although already a published author in non-fiction, when I decided to try my hand at fiction I realised some professional help would be useful. Well, this book is more than useful - it is essential and within five minutes I had discovered some invaluable tips. Jonathan holds your interest from start to finish but more importantly, he INSPIRES you! I feel certain this book has definitely increased my chances of getting published as a fiction writer by 100% - and it encouraged self- belief as well! It's a real steal . . . - Terence Watts


Whether you have a thriller in mind, an autobiography, or a guide on how to avoid dreadful restaurants, the advice here will help you see your project through from idea to bookshop. The activities of rogue publishers and dishonest agents are explored so that you can identify them and treat them with the disdain they merit.


If you have doubts about self-help books, here's one that's different. Jonathan Veale highlights, with unerring accuracy, the multiple problems bedeviling aspiring writers and preventing them getting their work into print. He deals with every aspect of creative writing, from the first vague idea right up to actual publication. Anyone feeling blocked or discouraged should benefit from his friendly, practical and upbeat advice, crammed with helpful tips. - Liz B


Ebooks and New Writers - A route well worth considering


Ebooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, permit writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at minimum cost, and market them worldwide using Amazon and similar online retailers. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers. It is now a marketplace that no new writer should overlook. Sales of digital books are expected to take an even larger majority share in 2014 over their printed cousins.


This valuable reference work offers publishing and editing tips to help you:

  • get started - many people talk a good book. This shows you how to complete one

  • have a clear understanding of your likely market

  • set a budget for editorial and technical assistance

  • self-edit relentlessly so that your natural prose style shines through

  • prepare your draft so that publishers take note when you submit your work

  • spot vanity publishers and dishonest agents - the people to avoid at all cost

  • find technical assistance, at trade prices, if you decide to self-publish


At last a book about writing that's funny, informative and makes you realise all is possible in the writing game. Jonathan, a professional editor and writer, guides you through from the initial idea to publication: how to prepare the manuscript, synopsis and how to save money while going about it. It's as if he's sitting alongside with a glass of wine, sharing the experience. The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 285 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Moulin Publications; 2 edition (10 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006SXWHRM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #271,577 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jonathan's books are dedicated to the brewers of South Wales, restaurateurs of Catalunya, racehorses of Tipperary (the fast ones) and the red, white and sparkling wines of the Languedoc Roussillon. Jonathan Veale knows too much about the above, to his delight and cost. In an earlier life he spent years in marketing, specialising in advertising and management communication.(where great literature seldom flourishes)

With a second home in a medieval village near Castelnaudary, between Toulouse and Carcassonne, and a website, www.WriteAway.co.uk, where he helps aspiring writers chase their dreams of infamy and wealth, his take on life nowadays is reflected in numerous articles about writing and publishing. Jonathan's 'How to Write a Book or Novel - An Insider's Guide to Getting Published' contains up-to-the-minute guidance on contemporary publishing and writing matters. A good read that should save writers time and money as they bring their own books out.

'The Carcassonne Affair', a thriller set in expat France, was Jonathan's July 2012 novel and builds on the success of his earlier works of fiction, published under the title 'Expat Living in Rural France'.

In July 2014 'The Whistleblower Affair' was published. This novel takes a close look at skulduggery at the highest level within UK banking, and pulls few punches as unethical behaviour is exposed for all to see. Directors of banks will find this disturbing reading. At least, Jonathan hopes so!


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable important info! 8 April 2012
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Although already a published author in non-fiction, when I decided to try my hand at fiction I realised some professional help would be useful. Well, this book is more than useful - it is essential and within 5 minutes I had discovered some invaluable tips. Jonathan holds your interest from start to finish but more importantly, he INSPIRES you! I feel certain this book has definitely increased my chances of getting published as a fiction writer by 100% - and it encouraged self- belief as well! It's a real steal...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 17 Jan 2013
By luke
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An excellent read. Informative and sprinkled with humour, it has given me confidence where it was sorely lacking. Well worth the price.
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Having paddled through the shark infested waters of the world of publishing, I was rescued from a near death experience when I finally came across Jonathan Veale. This brilliant editor gave me back my faith in my own work, so much so that I am now a published author (The Zanzibar Affair - available from Amazon). Jonathan is relentless in his quest to get his writers published and does this with great humour. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and watching my book go from mediocre to published! The world of publishing is full of pitfalls and it is nearly impossible to find someone who really wants you to be successful and not someone who just wants to take your money - and there are plenty of "editors" out there who will do just that. I loved Jonathan's book which covers the world of publishing and all its pitfalls whilst imparting good solid advice as to how to be sucessful. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to Write a Book or Novel 18 Jan 2012
By Liz B
Format:Kindle Edition
If you have doubts about self-help books, here's one that's different. Jonathan Veale highlights, with unerring accuracy, the multiple problems bedevilling aspiring writers and preventing them getting their work into print. He deals with every aspect of creative writing, from the first vague idea right up to actual publication. Anyone feeling blocked or discouraged should benefit from his friendly, practical and upbeat advice, crammed with helpful tips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 11 Jan 2012
By Mike
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I found this to be a very informative, well put together guide, easy to understand and with a real sense of the writers personality.
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