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Writing Successful Textbooks (Writing Handbooks) [Paperback]

Anthony Haynes
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31 May 2001 0713657340 978-0713657340 First Thus
Drawing on case studies from textbooks from school, college and professional markets this guide to textbook authorship shows prospective authors how to: research ideas for publication; plan and design; write effectively; support textbooks with websites; and find and work with publishers.

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; First Thus edition (31 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713657340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713657340
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 960,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If aspiring authors follow his advice, the textbooks they produce should have no excuse for not being first class" - Peter Atkins -- THES, November 30, 2001

"This is the definitive guide" - Geoff Barton -- Times Educational Supplement, 22 June 2001

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"The purpose of this book is simply to help you write a textbook, get it published, and make a success of it. The idea for the book grew out of my experience as a commissioning (or acquisitions)editor for an international publishing house. Most of the books that I commission are textbooks aimed at school, university or professional markets. I work with the whole gamut of authors, from the previously unpublished to the experienced and highly successful. Through working with inexperienced authors, I have seen how difficult it can be to write a good textbook. I like to ensure that they don't have to learn by trial and error. Instead, I try to pass on the lessons that I have learnt from my experienced authors. Frequently I have found myself thinking, 'If only there were a book that I could recommend - a book that would take the mystery out of the process.' Writing Successful Textbooks is that book."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A readable, concise guide 5 July 2001
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A readable concise guide for assembling a textbook from an active Commissioning Editor, Writing Successful Textbooks is the most accessible guide I have found to publishing in this field, as well as being relevant to many other forms of publishing.
Anthony Haynes has a clear, unfussy writing style and concentrates on the practical aspects of pitching your work in the form most likely to attract an Editor. Common errors and pitfalls are highlighted, as are hints on presentation and structure. There is also an excellent chapter on electronic publishing. In contrast with many other "How to" books the author uses real examples as case studies, which I found particularly useful.
Writing Successful textbooks will be a welcome read for anyone seriously intent on publishing successfully in what is a competitive and potentially lucrative market.
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A readable concise guide to assembling a textbook from an active Commissioning Editor, Writing Successful Textbooks is the most accessible guide I have found to publishing in this field, as well as being relevant to many other forms of publishing.
Anthony Haynes has a clear, unfussy writing style and concentrates on the practical aspects of pitching your work in the form most likely to attract an Editor and engage a readership. Common errors and pitfalls are highlighted, as are hints on presentation and structure. There is also an excellent chapter on electronic publishing. In contrast with many other "How to" books the author uses real examples as case studies, which I found particularly useful.
Writing Successful textbooks will be a welcome read for anyone seriously intent on publishing successfully in what is a competitive and potentially lucrative market.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Serviceable Guide for Textbook Authors 8 May 2004
By Mary Ellen Lepionka - Published on Amazon.com
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Anthony Haynes' "Writing Successful Textbooks" is a much needed discourse on writing exposition for an audience of learners, especially students enrolled in college courses, from the perspective of an acquisitions editor in textbook publishing. Haynes links his suggestions and cautionary advice to models of learning theory and pedagogical frameworks as well as to best practices and realities in the textbook publishing industry today. This title is a practical, highly readable, serviceable guide for textbook authors.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for everyone 9 Jan 2002
By David Barnes - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this focuses on textbook writers, it's also useful for editors, or anybody who needs to structure text so that people learn from it.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for everyone 9 Jan 2002
By David Barnes - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this is for textbook writers, it's also useful for editors. Or anybody who needs to structure text so that people learn.
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