The bestselling guide to markets in all areas of the media, completely revised and updated, and this year in its 100th EDITION, with a foreword by Ian Rankin.
New articles in this edition include:
• Notes from a successful writer of historical fiction - Bernard Cornwall
• Notes from a successful fantasy/sci-fi writer -Terry Pratchett
• Marketing, publicising and selling books - Katie Bond
• Notes from a successful television screenwriter - Andrew Davies
• Is there a book in you? - Alison Baverstock
Contains information on a huge range of topics including copyright, finance, submitting a manuscript, e-publishing, prizes and awards.
'The sheer volume of information in the Yearbook gives encouragement to the brittle vulnerable hearts of would-be writers' - Maeve Binchy
'Full of useful stuff. It answered my every question' - JK Rowling
There is no other book quite like Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, and for its 100 year history, there have been few books that have been completely revised every year to contain all up-to-date information that is useful to every writer and every budding writer.
Each edition (and this is no exception) contains the thoughts, words of advice and gentle encouragement from the luminaries of the literary world, and this edition seems to have a collection of thoughts from a number of the best-known modern day writers; with writers covering each section from the screen writers to theatre writing and naturally, the novelists.
Not only does this book cover writing for newspapers and magazines (and theatre and screen as mentioned above) it also covers getting an agent, approaching publishers, publishing art, photography and just about every other possible area that needs to be covered by writers and artists.
There are sections that cover UK and US copyright law, and other matters of finance that writers and artists will need to know about, but again, this is for the UK based writers, and all NZ writers will have to contact IRD for further advice for the laws in New Zealand; However, there is plenty of information to give the budding professional writer the empowerment needed to tackle the NZ IRD and get relevent answers to the specific questions they may have, rather than not quite knowing what questions to ask.
This is a powerful book in the right hands, the only thing better than this is having a writer friend who can make personal recommedations of your work to the publishing houses.
Random listing from 'Books'...
Take one Santa dressed in singlet and shorts, and put him on a miniature tractor pulled by eight flying sheep, and you have a Kiwi version of the well-loved Clement C. Moore poem, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.
This is the ultimate read-aloud for Christmas in New Zealand. The rhyming text flows off the page and Deborah Hinde captures the colour of a truly New Zealand festive season.
This is a re-jacketed Limited Edition of the children's book originally published in 2003.
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