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The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013 (Writers' and Artists') [Paperback]

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Book Description

5 July 2012 Writers' and Artists'
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.

The 2013 edition includes new articles on, amongst other topics, memoir writing, apps, libraries and contains a wealth of practical information on a huge range of topics including copyright, finance, submitting a manuscript and marketing yourself and your writing. With nearly 4,500 entries in its up-to-date directory of media contacts, the Yearbook is an in invaluable companion

'Essential reading ... the A-Z of how to survive in publishing' - Kate Mosse

'Even established writers can feel as though they're climbing a mountain. Think of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook as your sherpa' - Ian Rankin

'Full of useful stuff. It answered my every question' - JK Rowling

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Product details

  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers; 106 edition (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408157497
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408157497
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.7 x 4.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Essential reading ... the A-Z of how to survive in publishing.' -- Kate Mosse

'Even established writers can feel as though they're climbing a mountain. Think of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook as your sherpa.'--Ian Rankin

'Full of useful stuff. It answered my every question.' --JK Rowling

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
I am a product of the pre-CSE, pre GCSE `Sec Mod' era which provided no formal qualifications whatsoever - not even a certificate of education. So, when I sat down to write my first book in 1985, people laughed. I was serving in the army at the time and when the work was published, one senior officer actually said "By what right do you seek to write a book about Scuba Diving?" Today, my articles have been published all over the world, my 3rd book sold over 30,000 copies and my 4th was voted "Underwater Publication of the Year!" I am now working on my first work of fiction.

YOU can do the same if YOUR drive to write is strong enough. And if it is, you should laugh in the face of opposition

That said, we all need some help and, having read this review, you should ask yourself a single question; `Can I afford to be without a copy of this book?'

This work is not just a collection of addresses for various book publishers and magazine editors. Instead, it contains almost everything you might need to know when contemplating writing for very different categories such as; Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Poetry, TV, Film, Radio and Theatre. The advice given and lists of outlets in each of those areas is then followed by sections on; Literary Agents, Art & Illustration, Societies, Prizes and Festivals, Online, Resources, Copyright & Libel and Finance. Altogether, the wide ranging degree of helpful advice covers almost every element of the publishing world.

Only this week I learned that if your manuscript is not presented correctly (A4 paper, double spaced typing with a 3mm margin all round) prospective publishers are not even likely to read it. Why? Because they get so many and they really do not have time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writers and Artists Yearbook 2013 12 Feb 2013
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Superb guide for any writer including novels, biography, poetry, and playwrighting with excellent advice on how to approach agents and publishers. A must for aspiring writers.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
If you are thinking about buying this book, then you are serious about becoming a published writer. It really is as simple as that. This is your very first step to making your dream a reality. And you can make your dreams come true with this book. You only have to read some of the articles written by successful authors to know that, just like you, they started their careers with this book. They dreamed, just like you, they wrote, just like you, and they bought this book, just like you. They made it happen. And if you are buying this book, you can make it happen too.

This book is as important to the would be author as a good idea, tenacity and a word processor. Not only does it give you the addresess that you need, it also gives you articles from published authors that inspire you to keep going. Sometimes we forget that published writers have struggled the way that we do. This book encourages, explains and helps put everything in perspective. It's also a no nonsense advice centre for anyone brave enough and determined enough to change their life and become a professional writer.

The fact that you are considering buying this book shows just how serious you are about getting published. You've got a great idea and you want to share it with the world. The next step is to get your work read by the people that matter. That's where this book is invaluable. It offers addresses of all the agents and publishers you need, along with the really important information such as: Who is prepared to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Who is looking for your type of book. And literary consultants who can help you improve your work.

It's also a great book for anyone interested in freelance journalism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For Aspiring Authors 9 Feb 2014
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This book gives aspiring writers everything they need to crack the business. Addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, connections to agents, websites, magazines, publishing companies, etc. It has it all. On top of that, in between all of the information, are sections of advice, written by published authors. So if you want to get published, just read the advice, take it on board, then contact the relevant person from the lists of agents/publishers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It depends what you need 15 Mar 2013
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The Writers and Artists Yearbook has long been the standard reference work for all those involved in writing and publishing. It would be churlish to criticise it when it clearly provides a unique and valuable service. It is interesting though to see how the focus is always so much on the writing of fiction - the assumption that what everyone is writing is a novel. I write poetry and I wanted to learn more about the process and feasability of having my work published. The space devoted to poetry is very small and the comments, while quite truthful, are not greatly motivating. They could be sumarised as "If you're not already famous, forget it." I appreciate, sadly, that in this country most people buy very little, if any, poetry and that they tend to stick to a few famous names, often preferring rhyming verse. However I would have felt I had got a little more value for my money if more attention had been spared for aspiring poets. All that said, this book remains the unchallenged authority on writing and getting published. If you're a hopeful too, I wish you well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any serious or budding writer
Packed with useful information, this book has all the addresses and the inspiration you will need to start writing commercially.
Published 8 days ago by Jane Brooke
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for all creatives
this is basically your bible if you work as an independent creative. Full of useful information and handy tips. Tremendous.
Published 15 days ago by SJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information
This book has lots of information for every kind of writers, freelancers etc. I recommend it. An absolute must read for beginners.
Published 1 month ago by Maria Dimitriadou
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
This book is a handy help for any writer, it lists publishers and what kind of books they print, gives advice on how to approach them and how to run your own business, work out... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ase Johannessen
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone in the industry or aspiring to join
A complete bible for the writing industry, Updates annually, this is a mine of information and worth every penny. My order for 2014 will be forthcoming.
Published 1 month ago by James Minter
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
I've been using this book for several years and find the information very useful and helpful for checking out editors
Published 2 months ago by Doreen Braconnier
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for writers and poets
This book should be in any writer or poets library. There is various sections to this book. There is a sevtion that gives you the details of each book publisher and magazine... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ian of West Sussex
4.0 out of 5 stars Writers and Artists Yearbook 2013
Not read yet but have an older version so knew what I was buying. Considered as essential for any writer or artist. Worthwhile buy and read.
Published 3 months ago by Cath Denison
5.0 out of 5 stars The potential writers bible!
This is a brilliant, informative volume that no 'would be writer' should be without. It is fully comprehensive and answers every question that beginners and more advanced writers... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jill
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Helpful Book
A lecturer from my old university advise me of this book as I wanted to get in to publishing, this book is perfect for that. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jenna Lomax
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