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This Business of Books:
The most complete single-volume book-industry reference is now available in an updated 4th edition.
This Business of Books is an indispensable tool for aspiring authors, teachers and industry professionals. Frank, reality-based and reader-friendly, it explains what every author needs to know about:
- Concept, Writing, Editing, Submissions, Publishing, Distribution, Marketing, Promotion & Sales
- Editorial-service providers
- Publishing contracts
- The 5-step process for creating a book
- When a plot isn't a plot
- Pros & cons of subsidy & self-publishing
- Editing do's & don'ts
... and much more. It's a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips!
"This book should be in every creative writing class in the country!" (Laurie Thomas, Creative Writing Instructor, Saddleback College)
Used in colleges throughout the USA
Selected for translation by China Renmin University Press
Also includes: a glossary of industry "buzz" words and terminology, valuable links and resources and a complete index [via]