When you publish a piece of writing in a magazine or literary journal, the editor will commonly ask for the ‘first rights’ or similar to reproduce your work. This infographic from Brian Scott at freelancewriting.com explains some of different rights agreements that writers, particularly freelance writers, may encounter.
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Back in May 2013 we shared Understand the Key Book Publishing Paths, an infographic from Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer’s Digest and the current web editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. Jane has just released an updated version of the infographic that we have posted below.
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Below are the website links to the popular tools and services for producing e-book files, and to the valuable tools and assistance, as mentioned in the bottom section of the infographic:
Popular Tools & Services for Producing e-Book Files
- Scrivener: word-processing software
- Calibre: free e-book conversion tool
- Sigil: free EPUB formation/creation tool
- PressBooks: free e-book formating tool, WordPress based
- LeanPub: free tool for turning a blog into an e-book
- Apple Pages: can export EPUB files
- Apple iBooks Author: for building enhanced e-books
- Book Creator: iPad app for creating illustrated e-books (for iOS devices)
- AerBook Maker: good for multimedia-driven work
Valuable Resources & Assistance
- The Independent Publishing Magazine
- Agent Rachelle Gardner’s list of recommended editors
- Bibliocrunch: find professional editorial help
- WriterCube: Book Marketing Database
- Jane Friedman’s e-book publishing basics round-up
- Jane Friedman’s primer on how to get traditionally published
This amazing graphic takes some of the thousands of tropes (conventions and devices found within creative works) from the TV Tropes wiki and sets them out in a very creative way.
As one commenter said ‘Although very tongue-in-cheek and humor-oriented, this piece does indeed breakdown the many elements in storytelling, both modern and ancient, and most likely future too.’
Earlier this week 28-year-old New Zealand author Eleanor Catton was announced as the winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her second novel, The Luminaries. This is the last year that entry in the prize will be limited to British, Irish and Commonwealth writers. From 2014 the rules will be amended with any novel that is written in English and released in Britain being eligible for the award.
For anyone with an eye on the prize for 2014 and beyond, these charts were compiled by Adam Frost and James Kynvin for the Guardian. They looked at more than 40 years’ worth of data to find the formula for Man Booker prize success.Continue Reading…