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Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2009: A Directory for Writers, Artists, Playwrights, Designers, Illustrators and Photographers (Writers' & Artists' Yearbook) [Paperback]

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30 Jun 2008 Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
The bestselling guide to markets in all areas of the media, completely revised and updated, and this year in its 102nd edition. New articles include: Foreword by Kate Mosse Notes from a successful mind, body and spirit author - William Bloom Notes from a successful cross genre writer - Neil Gaiman Notes from a passionate poet - Benjamin Zephaniah Writing for soaps - Mary Cutler Ebooks - Stephen Cole Books published from blogs - Scott Pack Contains information on a huge range of topics including copyright, finance, submitting a manuscript, e-publishing, prizes and awards. 'Never give up, never become discouraged, and set right to it, with the Yearbook your shining armour, your sword!' Alexander McCall Smith '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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  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (30 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408102641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408102640
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 14.7 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2009 is a must-have publication for anyone wanting to break into the publishing industry" -- Birmingham Post, July 2008

"What makes the book an outstandingly good buy is the many articles about every aspect of getting published... Highly recommended for all writers and artists, this really is an essential companion for all writers." -- Writersservices.com (24th September 2008)

' Essential for research ' -- Press Gazette (Jan 2009)

An essential source of infomation and inspiration, it is packed with up-to-date contact details...It also contains practical and inspirational advice and encouragement from successful authors. -- The Good Book Guide

An institution in the writing business. -- Writing Magazine

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

Never give up, never become discouraged, and set right to it, with the Yearbook your shining armour, your sword! -- Alexander McCall Smith

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Foreword by Alexander McCall-Smith

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide - informative and comprehensive 14 Oct 2008
"The Writers' and Artist's Yearbook" (W&AY), published by A&C Black, has a long-standing reputation as a 'must-have' for any writer looking to get into publication. While a number of similar books now exist - including "The Writer's Handbook" (TWH), published by Macmillan, and "Writer's Market" (WM), published by David & Charles Ltd - W&AY remains the original font of knowledge, and for me, the premier choice.

All of these books contain roughly the same extensive listings of publishers, agents, print media, producers etc, and in truth there is little to choose between them. Indeed the competition is gradually catching up, and it is notable that TWH has undergone a major facelift for this year. Of course a lot will come down to personal preference regarding the layout of the different books, and so if you can get the chance to compare them before you buy, all the better.

What makes the W&AY stand out is the wealth of advice it contains (nearly 200 pages' worth) from professional writers, publishers, agents and producers. In separate articles, famous authors such as Joanna Trollope, Terry Pratchett, Bernard Cornwell and J.K. Rowling address various aspects of the writing process and discuss a wide variety of genres. Many other highly informative pieces cover diverse issues such as self-publishing, marketing your book, writing for TV, radio and theatre, the electronic world of websites and e-publishing, and financial aspects such as tax. This makes the W&AY more than simply a listings book - it is, in effect, an introduction to the entire world of writing. Much overlooked is of course the fact that this is a yearbook for artists too. Correspondingly there are sections for the budding illustrator and photographer in the W&AY which are not to be found in the other guides.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Writers and Artists Yearbook 2009 26 July 2009
I bought the Writers and Artists Yearbook at the recommendation of a writing course I took online from the Crafty Writer website this year.

A great book full of facinating facts and help; a great buy for any aspiring writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Start 23 July 2009
I had an idea for a book in my head and the time came for me to write it, but how to find a publisher? The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook is it, the totally comprehensive information source for all budding authors. Perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value 31 May 2009
Essential for anyone who is looking for a market for their work. An easily accessible look-up guide and comes at a price that makes it affordable to buy a new handbook each year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the writers and artists yearbook 2009 13 April 2009
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a superb publication, tells you everything you need to know and more, includes 'real life' stories of how it is, a must-read for any budding author, artist, photographer etc etc
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4.0 out of 5 stars Writers & Artists Yearbook 28 Feb 2009
A broad range of advice, information and resource which will help me exploit my creative side. Looking forward to maximising my potential and using The W.A.Y. to help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Invaluable guide 17 Feb 2009
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This book is a compendium of information. It provided details of publishing houses, literary agents, magazines and also provides essays from well known names to help you achieve success. The listings are easy to navigate and relevant information is included so that those trying to place their work don't waste time contacting people who don't deal with their line of work. I have used this book practically when trying to place work and it has helped me to match my work with the right people. A must buy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Back in the nineties this book was half the size it is now. To people who aspire to create for a living, the revised hefty tome is probably the bible you need by your bedside. Every time I pick it up it gives me a buzz, because I feel the key to a new and exciting career is right here at my fingertips. So much info! The tips from established authors are like gold dust.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
if somewhat depressing news. It lists publishers but so many are not accepting unsolicited manuscripts that the novice author now despairs
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I've been ordering The Writers & Artistes Year Book for years now, I wouldn't be without it.
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Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2009 is a very comprehensive work with all the practical information the creative mind needs.
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