General Use

~ General Use ~
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The Chicago Style Manual: Fifteenth Edition

Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers. It's updated every 10 years or so, and the 15th edition is the most extensive revision in decades. more...

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Novel Voices

In Novel Voices, you'll discover a wealth of practical and motivating insights from 17 of today's most talented authors. Interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Ha Jin, Melanie Rae Thon, Charles Baxter, William H. Gass and more provide the instruction and inspiration you need to create winning fiction that will garner critical raves and creative success. more...

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How to Write and Sell Your First Novel

Newly revised and updated, this guide reveals the keys to writing and publishing a successful novel in today's complicated market. Collier and Leighton combine their years of publishing experience with the success strategies of 22 accomplished authors. more...

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2003 Writer's Market

There is, it appears, a publication for everyone. You may not find the one for you at your local newsstand or library, but you will surely find it in Writer's Market, Writer's Digest's annually published godsend for freelance writers. more...

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How to Write Attention Grabbing Query and Cover Letters

Includes good examples of things writers shouldn't do when writing and submitting these documents. Many books on the subject describe your formats, but don't show you an example of a well-written document. This book picks up the slack. more...

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How to Get Your E-Book Published

The Internet and the World Wide Web gave birth to digital publishing as we know it today an industry still in its "drooling infancy," according to Curtis and Quick. In a witty, chummy sometimes corny style, Curtis, a literary agent turned online publisher, and Quick, a self-described computer geek and science fiction author, deliver an impressively thorough and up-to-date operations manual for writers who want to navigate the world of electronic publishing. more...

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Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America

For the aspiring romance writer who needs a little direction, Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America is an excellent starting point. more...

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Writing Horror

Writing horror is a must for any horror fan and aspiring writer. It asnwers EVERY question one might have about the craft of writing and about the process of selling and publishing a story/novel. more...

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You Can Write a Mystery

Roberts, author of the Amanda Pepper mystery series, delivers a solid overview of the genre for aspiring crime writers. Unlike many authors of how-to-write guides, she largely avoids aphorisms, sticking instead to concrete details. more...

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Writers Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

This ultimate writer's reference connects you to who's who in the publishing industry. Inside, you'll find the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail and Web addresses for hundreds of top editors and agents, plus essays from industry insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success. more...

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Literary Market Place

The directory of the Amreican book publishing industry with industry Yellow Pages. more...


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