Write And Publish A Book
Ever wondered what it takes to write and publish that book you've been considering for ages? In this authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide, writer and editor, Jonathan Veale pulls no punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the pitfalls to avoid - as you plan, write and see your first book completed and published for all to read, in printed form, or as an ebook.
Whether you have a thriller in mind, or an autobiography, the advice here will help you see your project through from idea to publication. The activities of rogue publishers and agents are explored in depth so that you can identify them easily. Avoid their clutches so your returns increase and your wallet stays full.
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.
A Guide Packed with Publishing and Writing Tips To Help You -
- get started - many people talk a good book. This guide shows you how to complete one
- have a clear understanding of the likely market for your book
- set a budget for editorial and technical assistance
- self-edit relentlessly so that your natural prose style shines through
- prepare your manuscript so that traditional publishers take note when you submit your project for consideration
- spot vanity publishers and agents - the people who build up your dreams then charge a fortune
- find technical assistance, at trade prices, if you decide self-publishing is the route for you
Top reviews on Amazon
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 . . . - Terence Watts
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. - Liz B
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