An Author's Guide to Publishing
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An Author's Guide to Publishing

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In the years since this standard work was last revised, many changes have taken place in the publishing world, not least the abandonment of the Net Book Agreement and the developments in electronic publishing. For this new edition of his invaluable guide, Michael Legat has rewritten the text extensively, not only to bring the book up to date, but also to present a clearer...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Robert Hale (first published 1982)
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Hannah
Really helped me to understand some of the twists and turns of manuscript submissions, contracts, and the publishing process. However, as it was written back when most people were still using typewriters, I'm not sure which bits still apply today and which bits have changed, so I will find a similar book that was written in the 00's just for comparison. Michael Legat's voice in this book is both friendly and straightforward, and also rather witty.
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Michael Legat was born on 24 March 1923 in London, England, UK. He began writing at a very early age. He devoted his career to publishing and also wrote a book for authors. After a long and successful career as Editorial Director of Corgi Books and later of Cassell during 35 years, in 1978 he decided to leave the trade and take up writing full time. In 1980 his first novel, Mario's Vineyard was pu...more
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