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Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2023

The essential guide to the media and publishing industries: The perfect companion for writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights, journalists, and commercial artists, 9781472991300, 1472991303, 978-1472991300

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English | 2023 | PDF

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A note from the Editor
More than a book
Newspapers and magazines
Getting started
Life’s a pitch: how to get your ideas into print
Setting up and editing a new magazine
National newspapers UK and Ireland
Regional newspapers UK and Ireland
Magazines UK and Ireland
Syndicates, news and press agencies
The publishing process
How to get published
News, views and trends: review of the publishing year
The mathematics of publishing
Getting books to market: how books are sold
Crowdfunding your novel
Managing a successful writing career
Defining genre fiction
On mentoring
Book publishers UK and Ireland
Book publishers overseas
Audio publishers
Book packagers
Inspiring writers
Becoming a bestselling author: my writing story
My rocky road trip to writing success
First chapters: how to grab your reader’s attention
Keeping the writing dream alive
Reading as a writer
Real people write books
Writing advice
Shelf space: a debut writer’s journey to claim his place
The winning touch: the impact of winning an award
The ‘how to’ of writing how-to books
Changing lanes: writing across genres and forms
Writing character-led novels
Writing romantic fiction
Blurring facts with fiction: memoir and biography
Ever wanted to write a saga?
Writing speculative fiction
Writing and publishing short stories
Writing a romcom
Weaving fact into fiction
Writing historical fiction: lessons learned
Writing popular history books
Becoming a successful copywriter
The art and craft of literary translation
Making facts your mission: the pleasure of writing non-fiction
How to become a travel writer
Writing about science for the general reader
So you want to write about nature ...
How to be a food writer
Writing Regency romances
How to become a poet
Poems for the page and on stage
Getting your poetry out there
Poetry organisations
Screen and audio
Successful screenwriting
Adapting books for stage and screen
A way with words: writing comedy
Writing series for television
Podcasting: how to get creative and make money
Getting your audiobook published
Audio dramatist or novelist?
Writing for videogames: a guide for the curious
Television and radio
Getting your script noticed
How to get your play published and performed
How to write for the theatre
Writing about theatre: reviews, interviews and more
Theatre producers
Literary agents
What a debut novelist should expect from an agent
What does a literary agent do?
Putting together your submission
Advice from an ‘accidental’ agent
Cross-format representation: what a literary agent can do for you
A day in the life of a literary agent
Querying an agent: top tips about submission
Literary agents UK and Ireland
Literary agents overseas
Art and illustration
Illustrating non-fiction books
How to make a living: money matters
Breaking into comics
Creating comics
Art agents and commercial art studios
Card and stationery publishers that accept illustrations and photographs
Societies, prizes and festivals
Festival fun: your guide to why, how and what
Developing talent: support and opportunities for writers
Society of Authors
WGGB (Writers’ Guild of Great Britain)
Alliance of Independent Authors
Societies, associations and clubs
Prizes and awards
Opportunities for under-represented writers
Prize winners
Festivals and conferences for writers, artists and readers
Self-publishing online: the emerging template for sales success
Getting your book stocked in a high-street bookshop
In praise of fanfic
Building your author brand
Making waves online
Editorial services and self-publishing providers
Resources for writers
Editing your work
Writing an award-winning blog
How creative writing courses benefit a writer
Indexing – Society of Indexers
ISBNs: what you need to know
Public Lending Right
A matter of style: A mini A-Z of literary terms
Who’s who in publishing
Glossary of publishing terms
Software for writers
Writers’ retreats and creative writing courses
Book sites, blogs and podcasts
Law and copyright
UK copyright law and publishing rights
A legal lexicon
Author–Publisher contracts
Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd
Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society)
Publishers’ Licensing Services
Money, tax and benefits
Managing your finances: a guide for writers
National Insurance contributions
Subject indexes
General indexes
Listings indexes