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Developing and Publishing Your Own Books | Philippa Pride | Guardian Masterclasses
Throughout this inspiring two-day master class, Philippa Pride, a writer's trainer and experienced author, will help you find the right course for your books - and help you take them to a new dimension. Philippa is not only experienced as a publishing house, she is also a NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trainer.
The course is aimed at anyone who is working on a work and needs help with questions of a technological or motivating nature and would like to publish their work. By using tradicional coaches and NLP-technologies, you will be able to channel your inner criticism, establish a straightforward mode for the completion of your books, provide yourself with the necessary skills to revise your first design and gain an understanding of the arts and sciences of reading.
You will also get valuable tips on how to make your work appealing to Frahlinguren and publishing houses. Booking now and spending the weekends gaining access to a reserve of motivational and disciplined resources you didn't know you had. Before the course you are welcome to send in two pages of your novel (max. 800 words) with a short introduction (80 words cover text + 20 words biography) for Philippa.
Since 2006 Philippa Pride has been offering classes in the field of Arts Literacy, and combines her NLP mastery and coaching abilities with her insider know-how in the field of publishe. Prior to founding her own company, The Book Doctor, Philippa worked as an editorial journalist for Hodder. It is continuing its relationship with Hodder as the UK journalist for best-selling writer Stephen King.
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11 hints for publishing your books
There' s not a right way to publish a work. Each writer, each novel and each careers is different. I have worked with and without an agent; I have been publishing with a small scholarly and a large professional journal; I have worked with good and poor writers; I have followed some accepted standards in the business and I have broke many others.
When I' ve learnt something for sure, it's that nothing is safe. Nevertheless, I get almost every day answers from aspiring first writers who want to know the "secret" of the publication. When you consider how many genuinely talking about reading a textbook when they have enough free or retired, it's hard to overlook the fact that it' s a true work.
It takes a lot of work, exercise and skill to do well. On the other hand, many folks are horrible writers and still get released and become best-selling writers, so you don't have to be too discouraged too soon. Just reading, reading, reading, reading and then reading on. Do you have a good (and preferably new) concept and can you convey it well?
Download the latest issue of Jeff Herman's Guide to Books Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents. It' s a good idea to get the latest issue, considering how quickly things are changing in the world of printing. When you are typing articles, read a few guides on how to do it. I' m part of How to Watch a Books Proposal by Michael Larsen.
Specialist literature is usually offered on a suggested basis, which contains some example sections, while literature tends to be available as a whole work. Keep in mind that there are many ways to post them nowadays. It doesn't necessarily mean much whether you are publishing yourself or dealing with a specialist, or with an external or academical journal.
It is more important to find the best solution for your particular subject and your particular conditions. To have a good writer's operative is not always necessary, and having a poor operative can be even more difficult than not having one at all. While most journals do not allow the acceptance of unrequested scripts, this is not necessarily the case with other publishing houses.
Recognise that the best literature operatives are willing to support only a tiny fraction of the writers who subject themselves to them. Furthermore, a great salesman does not ensure that your product will be released, and the sale of your product does not ensure that it will be public. Sure, it's hard to find an asset, but keep in mind you don't want any asset - or just any publishers or editors.
Granted, this may take some patience, but it's definitely a worthwhile waiting for. It is not an ordinary or hands-on job. However, for those of us who can't think of doing anything else, who are a little crazy and a little masochist, it can be exciting to write. This is not every single working days and not always, but still enough to resist the vagaries and needs of the publishers.