2012-06-17

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

By
  • Full Title : How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job
  • Author :
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • ISBN Code : 0814420230
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job is the ultimate guide to securing a government job, internship, or fellowship. Written by a successful career coach who has climbed the federal career ladder herself and served as a hiring manager, the book steers applicants through every stage of their job searches-from finding unadvertised openings and getting interviews to sealing enviable deals and even get ting promoted. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 federal hiring managers, the book reveals the secrets to impressing these gatekeepers online, on paper, and in person-information that is available nowhere else. The updated second edition includes more get-ahead tips; new templates for writing winning applications; expanded directories for internships, fast-track management training programs and fellowships; and the latest helpful websites. Complete with a companion CD filled with sample r'sum's, checklists, and templates, this indispensable book gives readers the inside scoop on landing some of the nation's most secure, well-paying, and rewarding jobs-in all 50 states and abroad!


2013-11-26

How to Manage Your Agent

By Gervich Chad
  • Full Title : How to Manage Your Agent
  • Author : Gervich Chad
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1136070931
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


2009-02-25

Christian Writers' Market Guide 2008

By Sally Stuart
  • Full Title : Christian Writers' Market Guide 2008
  • Author : Sally Stuart
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • ISBN Code : 0307499162
  • Pages : 640
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

The Resource Guide to Getting Published A unique guide to publishing for Christian readers, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008 offers the most proven and comprehensive collection of ideas, resources, and contact information to the industry. For more than twenty years, the Christian Writers’ Market Guide has delivered indispensable help to Christian writers, from a CD-ROM of the full text of the book so you can easily search for topics, publishers, and other specific names; to up-to-date listings of more than 1,200 markets for books, articles, stories, poetry, and greeting cards, including forty-three new book publishers, fifty-one new periodicals, and fifteen new literary agencies. Perfect for writers in every phase, this is the resource you need to get noticed–and published. “An indispensable tool. The reference you have to buy.” Writers’ Journal “Essential for anyone seeking to be published in the Christian community.” The Midwest Book Review “Stands out from the rest with its wealth of information and helpful hints.” Book Reviews for Church Librarians Completely updated and revised the Guide features more than… 1,200 markets for the written word * 675 periodicals * 405 book publishers * 240 poetry markets * 114 card and specialty markets * 37 e-book publishers * 120 literary agents * 332 photography markets * 98 foreign markets * 98 newspapers * 53 print-on-demand publishers * writers’ conferences and groups * pay rates and submission guidelines * more resources and tools for all types of writing and related topics.


2006-06-01

202 High Paying Jobs You Can Land Without a College Degree

By Jason R. Rich
  • Full Title : 202 High Paying Jobs You Can Land Without a College Degree
  • Author : Jason R. Rich
  • Publisher : Entrepreneur Press
  • ISBN Code : 1613081227
  • Pages : 321
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

THE FIRST STEP TO A DYNAMIC CAREER You have something in common with Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Ted Turner: None of them graduated from college. If they can make it, you can, too! Don’t settle for a minimum-wage job just because you’re not a college graduate. Try one of these 202 high-paying options. They’re more than jobs—they’re careers. This book helps you: • Define your interests and skills, and figure out what job is perfect for you • Impress recruiters by perfecting resumes, cover letters, applications and interview skills • Choose from 202 opportunities that lead to high income and long-term financial stability • Get the inside scoop on salary ranges, career paths, working conditions and job responsibilities for each opportunity Avoid dead-end jobs. Find the career that’s right for you, and start your new life today!


2014-09-07

Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism

By John Bardinelli
  • Full Title : Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism
  • Author : John Bardinelli
  • Publisher : John Bardinelli
  • ISBN Code : 1311148337
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Does the prospect of writing reviews for video games appeal to you? Getting Started in Freelance Video Game Journalism is a no-nonsense guide to taking your first steps into the online game writing world. Learn how to write a query letter, how to construct your resume, when to start searching for jobs and how quickly you can expect to land a high-paying writing gig!


2020-04-04

Becoming a Ghostwriter

By Karen S. Cole
  • Full Title : Becoming a Ghostwriter
  • Author : Karen S. Cole
  • Publisher : Ghost Writer, Inc.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 50
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Prologue: A Series of Articles and Posts I am a successful ghostwriter – who founded and runs Ghost Writer, Inc. To explain, this book isn’t a book in the traditional sense. Rather, it’s an exploration through the many articles and posts I’ve created on ghostwriting. Over the years, I’ve amassed a wealth of my own expertise and information on what you can do to become a ghostwriter. And what exactly ghostwriting is all about. I’ve been online and in the ghostwriting services business since 2003. I started sending work out to members of my ghostwriting team in 2005. Below is an article I wrote outlining how I began my dream, in the basement of our house in Gahanna, Ohio in 1974. Bear with me; I may repeat myself a few times throughout this book. But suffice it to say, in spite of some redundancies, this book will be a valuable guide to you and your own dreams of becoming a ghostwriter. Whether you spell it ghost writer or ghostwriter. ##### I am a book ghost writer. I run a ghostwriter services company. Either spelling of “ghost writer” is okay. Ghost writers here work on books, manuscripts, scripts, screenplays, music and lyrics. We also do marketing and promotions, like I said, but I only do book ghost writing. I don’t edit so much anymore. I work in the direction of expert ghost writing, because I have well over a decade of experience at being a ghost and some 30 years of freelance writing in general. It’s not been absolutely steady. My day job was working in-home for the disabled, and one time back there I studied to become a nurse. That fell through, because I had to fulfill a special promise to myself. I had to start up book ghostwriter services and run Rainbow Writing, Inc. It happened to me in my basement in Ohio, when I was about 14 years old. I was reading a Marvel comic book, studying Stan Lee, when it hit me that I wanted to run a cattle pen of writers. Not a “bull pen” of only male writers. I needed to become something a lot like Stan Lee! He’s “Stan the Man” who came up with Spiderman, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, etc. I have never met him in person. But he was eerily inspirational for some odd, unknown reason. And he set me to dreaming. Even a young girl like me could grow up, becoming a terrific book ghost writer. I would live to work in another field than the overly violent, muscular comic book one back in the day! GHOSTWRITER SERVICES CAME TO ME AS I GAZED AT STAN LEE’S BULLPEN NOTES So I invented my company right there in the basement. Eventually I was a freelance writer, for many years. I reported to editors, magazine publishers and other cranky, irritable bosses. Then in January of 2003, I opened up Rainbow online. I’ve been ghostwriting under my own kind, grandmotherly auspices since. The steadiest part has been me rewriting and editing book manuscripts. However, my first genuinely ghost written book sold ridiculously well – twelve copies a day from their website. It’s not just beginner’s luck – many of my other books have sold remarkably. But there are no guarantees in the ghostwriter services industry. Your book through us or me alone may sell millions of copies, somewhere in between, or only a few copies. Most of it is up to you and what you want to do with it. Some of it is also up to us, and what we can do for you for the amount of money you lay out, the time you spend, and how often you want to get involved in your book ghostwriting project. It is a back and forth type of thing, between your ghostwriter services and you as our client. What you do to promote and sell your book is entirely up to you. Whether you hire professional services, do the legwork on your own, or combine both. I highly recommend the third course of action: hire us, and also do your own stuff! Get a book sales website, go on a country-wide book tour, do book signings, etc. BEING A BOOK GHOSTWRITER IS AN INTERESTING LIFE I have been freelance writing since before 1980 and have gained a ton of personal experience. I spent years with my day job being a home health care aide for the disabled. This job taught me a lot about professional courtesy and how to handle interpersonal client relationships. I seriously think it deeply helped me with my ghostwriter services, because it taught me exactly how to be a “background” person and not put my needs above those of my clients. Now when I perform ghost writing, editing and assisting with marketing service, I know how to structure my time and how to handle my clients properly. A good ghostwriter services must learn how to listen, arranging the ghost writing work in order to best suit each client’s concerns and requirements. What you get then is a final product that pleases everyone involved, including the client’s audience or readers. And you have to make the finished work “read” professionally. So that it can be marketed, produced, published or optioned successfully – at which our company is fantastic! WHAT EXACTLY ARE GOOD GHOSTWRITER SERVICES ABOUT? Actually, a ghostwriter services may work on almost any writing project. Whether it’s a book, a screenplay, music lyrics or any other writing or editing project. Book ghost writers specialize in writing, editing, proofreading and formatting book manuscripts, and that’s primarily what I do as a book ghost writer. I have been working steadily as a ghost writer since 2003, off and on since 1980 too. A good book ghostwriter services will handle your editing needs, including fully proofreading and fact checking the manuscript once it’s completed. Our company also tries to arrange proper marketing and promotions services. These help you get your manuscript read by literary agents, which assist you in becoming published. We have access to self-publishing, and also independent, boutique and commercial book publishing services. GOOD BOOK GHOSTWRITER SERVICES DON’T MIND BEING ANONYMOUS When you run a ghostwriter services, your workers are important. Meanwhile, they only want some acknowledgment of their work to cite references. This is only in order to attract future ghost writing clients. Sometimes a ghost writer will ask for permission from the client to run brief excerpts from their work. With no title or name attached, this lets the ghost writer use them as references. Other times, a client will agree to give a good recommendation involving the ghost writing work, with no mention of the name of the work or limited mention of the client. In other words, there are ways to get references without having to reveal anything involving giving up anonymity. Of course, some clients don’t mind giving out names and book or other titles. These clients primarily hire a ghost writer because they don’t have the time, inclination or talent to write or complete their own works. A lot of clients hire a ghostwriter services for one or all three of these important reasons. So there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to using a ghost writer. THE PROCESS OF BOOK GHOSTWRITING – HOW IT’S DONE I’m going to talk now about book ghost writing as a process. It’s fairly simple. You give me your ideas, materials, background information. Such as photos you need incorporated in your book. I put it all together for you in manuscript format. I know how to properly lay out, format and design a book manuscript that literary agents and publishers will be likely to accept. As ghostwriter services, it’s my job to prepare for you a completely finished, polished and professional manuscript or other work. The idea is to get you to share your information with me. We do this through emails mostly and the phone, sometimes personal interviews. Some of our writers, editors and marketers also use Skype, or Instant Messaging. Our ghostwriter services are highly flexible when it comes to methodology. You may create several hours’ worth of audio tapes and hire us to transcribe them into a Word document. We will then ghostwrite it into a fully formatted book manuscript, or whatever you need in the manner of ghostwriter services. HOW DO I WORK WITH YOUR GHOSTWRITER SERVICES? You send me the docs, background notes, official papers and other materials. Ideally, this is done through scanned-in email attachments. As your ghostwriter services, I always ask clients to never send me their original documents, just copies. We usually start with creating a Book Outline, which lays out the skeleton or contents of your book. Next comes a Book Timeline, which puts all of the important events in chronological order. I will fully assist you in creating the outline and timeline. Next can come a Chapter Outline, or brief chapter by chapter descriptions. These preliminary docs create a framework or guide to putting together your book. Some of these docs will also be used when creating your book proposal and query letter. Next, I assemble the needed materials and begin to organize everything. Also, you can simply send me your original writing. I will flesh it out, editing, rewriting and improving everything as I go. HIRE OUR GHOSTWRITER SERVICES IN ORDER TO GET CLEAN, CRISP PROSE THAT’S PUBLISHABLE My finished ghostwriter services work will make a publisher shout, “This is exactly what we’re looking for!” While rewriting, I fix up your grammar, remove redundancies, clarify your ideas and improve your work’s overall structure and flow. Sometimes, if more extensive developmental editing and content rewriting is needed, I add in characters, subplots, descriptions and more sophisticated details to your work. Then I professionally fact check, copyedit and proofread it. In the process of me performing your ghostwriter services, your book manuscript will become a sterling piece of beautifully written copy. It’s finally, fully ready to be promoted to publishers through a literary agent. Or it can be published independently through Amazon, Smashwords, Lulu and other commercial outlets. No matter what, I will always find a way to get your book published. And hopefully, to grant you prestige as a new book author and make you decent money. If you really need that. Sometimes people only want a memoir written for a beloved relative, not the money. Some folks need book copies to hand out to certain people, such as potential business clients. And sometimes an author is creating his or her “dream book” – not for money at all. Really, no ghostwriter services can determine whether or not your book is going to sell. It can be a waiting game, a midrange seller, or an overnight world success story. Or a business game changer. BOOK GHOSTWRITERS DEAL WITH LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS Mostly, you need to be able to handle redundancy and people’s tendencies to exaggerate both bad and good situations. You must know how to create writing that fits closely with the original author’s expectations. As a ghostwriter services company, book ghostwriting is my forte. I do memoirs and both fiction and nonfiction. I don’t work on screenplays or music myself. Other writers and editors on our team handle those categories. When book ghostwriting, I strive mightily to keep steadily to the original author’s voice. That’s my general style as a ghost writer, doing things your way. If it’s not needed, I write in my own overall voice if it’s more suitable. My ardent desire as a book ghostwriter services company or agency is to create works my clients will appreciate, savor and enjoy. A published book may launch widely, or it may sell only a few hundred copies, depending on how much marketing is done. But mostly, I like it when the book sounds like the original writer wrote it. I love it when a well-written book zips and sings! It’s a collaboration between us, but I don’t want to be the book’s author. I want to be the paid professional writer alone. This allows the clients’ ideas and perceptions, everything needed and beloved, to shine on through. WHY I LOVE OUR GHOSTWRITER SERVICES! That’s why I’m a ghost writer: to give you work you truly appreciate. That which is done through your own efforts. To help you create a book that fills up your gaps, that reads professionally well and like you wrote it yourself. Not a book that doesn’t seem like it holds your ideas, but one that fulfills your promise. It makes you into a valid book author. Hopefully it will sell enough copies to please your family, friends and colleagues. Potentially enough to make you a famous, sophisticated book author with plenty of expertise and ample book sales! And as your ghostwriter services, I only take adequate upfront pay for my troubles. It’s best that way, as then I can put each project behind me and move on to the next one. You will never have to worry about constantly paying me a stream of royalties. Instead, you will be receiving the net profits from you book via your publisher. Lastly, I am a name ghost writer and this company is starting to get famous. Ghost Writer, Inc. is prominent in the USA, Europe, China and elsewhere on the Internet. A lot of people know about and have praised Rainbow Writing. I rebranded it Ghost Writer, Inc. in 2011, to achieve better advertising. We now conform more properly to the needs of the search engines and those of our business. FILED UNDER: BOOK GHOST WRITER SERVICE, BOOK GHOST WRITER SERVICES, BOOK GHOST WRITING SERVICE, BOOK GHOST WRITING SERVICES, BOOK GHOSTWRITER, BOOK GHOSTWRITER SERVICE, BOOK GHOSTWRITER SERVICES, BOOK GHOSTWRITING SERVICE, BOOK GHOSTWRITING SERVICES, GHOST WRITING SERVICES, GHOSTWRITER SERVICE, GHOSTWRITER SERVICES, GHOSTWRITING SERVICE, GHOSTWRITING SERVICES


2003-11-17

How To Be Your Own Literary Agent

By Richard Curtis
  • Full Title : How To Be Your Own Literary Agent
  • Author : Richard Curtis
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547524269
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

How to Be Your Own Literary Agent takes the mystery out of book publishing for any writer, published or not. Richard Curtis -- a top literary agent for more than thirty years -- provides a comprehensive practical overview of the publishing process, from submissions to contract negotiations to subsidiary rights to marketing, publicity, and beyond. He also gives away trade secrets and invaluable wisdom -- candid advice that can be found nowhere else. Now completely revised and expanded, How to Be Your Own Literary Agent is essential reading for all writers. * Big publishers, small publishers, self-publishers, e-publishers: how to keep up in a rapidly changing business * The new breed of busy literary editors: how to find them and know what they're looking for * What the electronic revolution means to you, and how to take advantage of it * How to know your "publishing" rights and negotiate effectively * How to have a say in your book's design, jacket, and promotion * How book chains and superstores have altered publishing -- and what that means for you


2007-12-18

Get a Freelance Life

By Margit Feury Ragland
  • Full Title : Get a Freelance Life
  • Author : Margit Feury Ragland
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • ISBN Code : 0307420787
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Write Your Own Check Considering a career in freelance writing? Already a freelancer but seeking practical, solid advice on the basics of the business? Get a Freelance Life is the complete guide to all aspects of a freelance writing career, straight from the creators of Mediabistro—the nation’s most connected, authoritative source for media professionals. Learn how to: • Write compelling pitch letters • Network with the best in the magazine and newspaper industry • Understand the freelance market and detect its changes • Self-edit and rewrite your work • Manage tight deadlines • Negotiate contracts • Survive the financial ups and downs of the freelance life With plenty of insider advice and tips from the most successful freelance writers and editors in the country, Get a Freelance Life is a must-have resource for turning your freelance gigs into a full-fledged writing career.


2017-04-19

Hacking the Hacker

By Roger A. Grimes
  • Full Title : Hacking the Hacker
  • Author : Roger A. Grimes
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119396239
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat hackers, security researchers, writers, and leaders, describe what they do and why, with each profile preceded by a no-experience-necessary explanation of the relevant technology. Dorothy Denning discusses advanced persistent threats, Martin Hellman describes how he helped invent public key encryption, Bill Cheswick talks about firewalls, Dr. Charlie Miller talks about hacking cars, and other cybersecurity experts from around the world detail the threats, their defenses, and the tools and techniques they use to thwart the most advanced criminals history has ever seen. Light on jargon and heavy on intrigue, this book is designed to be an introduction to the field; final chapters include a guide for parents of young hackers, as well as the Code of Ethical Hacking to help you start your own journey to the top. Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly critical at all levels, from retail businesses all the way up to national security. This book drives to the heart of the field, introducing the people and practices that help keep our world secure. Go deep into the world of white hat hacking to grasp just how critical cybersecurity is Read the stories of some of the world's most renowned computer security experts Learn how hackers do what they do—no technical expertise necessary Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration testing, network attacks, and more As a field, cybersecurity is large and multi-faceted—yet not historically diverse. With a massive demand for qualified professional that is only going to grow, opportunities are endless. Hacking the Hacker shows you why you should give the field a closer look.


2013-03-11

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?

By Deborah Durbin
  • Full Title : So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?
  • Author : Deborah Durbin
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1780994931
  • Pages : 110
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer - Writing for Magazines, Newspapers and Beyond does exactly what it says in the title - it shows the reader how to write for the newspaper and magazine industry and how to make it in the world of freelance writing. Deborah Durbin is a qualified journalist and has over 15 year's experience working in print media for national magazines and newspapers as a freelance journalist and features writer. She has written for most of the women's national magazines and several national newspapers. She has also been a columnist for two national magazines and has written for specialist titles such as Writing Magazine and Writers' Forum and has 11 books published.


2009-01-01

How to Get a Job in Publishing

By Alison Baverstock,Susannah Bowen,Steve Carey
  • Full Title : How to Get a Job in Publishing
  • Author : Alison Baverstock,Susannah Bowen,Steve Carey
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408105586
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Careers in the media have always been popular, but publishing is particularly competitive, with thousands of graduates trying to get a foot in the door. This targeted, practical guide is ideal for anyone who wants to work in publishing, whether on traditional books and magazines or online publications. It will help readers to get that all-important first job and includes: Working out if publishing really is for you Overviews of different types of publishing Explanations of different roles and departments (editorial, production, sales, marketing and so on) Top tips on how to make it in the industry Advice from leading industry figures


2008-06-01

The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need Get Published

By Meg Schneider,Barbara Doyen
  • Full Title : The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need Get Published
  • Author : Meg Schneider,Barbara Doyen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 144051562X
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Do you write for hours on end and wonder if anyone else will ever see your work? Do you send out countless samples, proposals, and pleas only to hear nothing back? Do you long to see your name in print and actually make money as a writer? With The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published, you can finally learn how to master the process and get that byline you've always wanted. Offering you insider's tips to the tricky publishing world, this expert author and agent team can help you make your writing dreams a reality. Meg Schneider and Barbara Doyen reveal how to: Approach the appropriate publishing house Make a successful pitch Get material to the decision-makers directly Self-promote and negotiate the best deal possible The ultimate writer's resource, The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published offers the cold hard facts about the business as well as valuable advice that will turn your career around-or give it the kick-start it needs! Meg Schneideris an award-winning writer with nearly two decades of experience in journalism and public relations. She has written 8 books, including two for writers: The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal. Her journalism honors include awards from the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors, Women in Communications, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Gannett, the New York State Associated Press, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. A native of Iowa, Schneider now lives in Upstate New York. Barbara Doyen is President of Doyen Literary Services, Inc. – an agency representing 100-plus authors. Her writing credits include many articles and eight published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and an audiocassette instructional series that was endorsed by James Michener. Her Write To $ell® seminars have assisted thousands of attendees in furthering their writing careers. Doyen has been involved in publishing since the mid-1970s, when her first novel was published. Her agency was incorporated in 1988. Doyen lives in Northwest Iowa.


2018-10-02

(Don't) Call Me Crazy

By Kelly Jensen
  • Full Title : (Don't) Call Me Crazy
  • Author : Kelly Jensen
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • ISBN Code : 1616208740
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018 Who’s Crazy? What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences? To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people. In (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics: their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and don’t talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy. If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages . . . and let’s get talking.


2011-10-04

It Calls You Back

By Luis J. Rodriguez
  • Full Title : It Calls You Back
  • Author : Luis J. Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439100594
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Luis Rodriguez, author of the award-winning and bestselling classic memoir Always Running, chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature. Hundreds of thousands of readers came to know Luis J. Rodriguez through his fearless classic, Always Running, which chronicled his early life as a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles. The long-awaited follow-up, It Calls You Back is the equally harrowing story of Rodriguez starting over, at age eighteen, after leaving gang life—the only life he really knew. The book opens with Rodriguez’s final stint in jail as a teenager and follows his struggle to kick heroin, renounce his former life, and search for meaningful work. He describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving his rages and addictions completely behind. Even as he breaks with “la vida loca” and begins to discover success as a writer and an activist, Rodriguez finds that his past—the crimes, the drugs, the things he’d seen and done—has a way of calling him back. When his oldest son is sent to prison for attempted murder, Rodriguez is forced to confront his shortcomings as a father, and to acknowledge how and why his own history is repeating itself, right before his eyes. Deeply insightful and beautifully written, It Calls You Back is an odyssey through love, addiction, revolutions, and healing.


2017-04-30

Niche Fashion Magazines

By Ane Lynge-Jorlen
  • Full Title : Niche Fashion Magazines
  • Author : Ane Lynge-Jorlen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1786731797
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Niche fashion magazines speak to a highly fashion literate readership and mix the codes of style magazines, glossy women's magazines and art catalogues. They are often produced and read by people engaged in the business of creating fashion taste. Through this business-to-business practice, the niche magazine genre is powerful in shaping the face of fashion. Based on unique analysis of niche fashion magazines and unprecedented access to the making of the respected Danish niche fashion magazine, DANSK, including interviews with its makers and its readers, this book unveils the behind-the-scenes of niche fashion magazines. It pays special attention to the symbolic and material cultures, as well as the values and meanings that are shared across magazine producers and their readers. It is a valuable contribution to the study and practice of fashion journalism, with appeal to students and readers of the increasingly popular high-end glossy magazines.


2010-11-11

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

By Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry
  • Full Title : The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published
  • Author : Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0761163980
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.


2019-12-18

Writing and Editing for Digital Media

By Brian Carroll
  • Full Title : Writing and Editing for Digital Media
  • Author : Brian Carroll
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000739848
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

In this new edition, Brian Carroll explores writing and editing for digital media with information about voice, style, media formats, and content development, combining hands-on exercises with new sections on idea generation, multi-modal storytelling, podcasting, and information credibility. Carroll explains and demonstrates how to effectively write for digital spaces – whether crafting a story for a website, writing for an app, blogging, or using social media to expand the conversation. Each chapter features lessons and exercises through which students can build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communication provides opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. Updated with contemporary examples and new pedagogy, the fourth edition broadens its scope, helping digital writers and editors in all fields, including public relations, marketing, and social media management. Writing and Editing for Digital Media is an ideal handbook for students from all backgrounds who are looking to develop their writing and editing skills for this ever-evolving industry.


2007-03-13

The Everything Guide To Magazine Writing

By Kim Kavin
  • Full Title : The Everything Guide To Magazine Writing
  • Author : Kim Kavin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1605502774
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


1983

Pulp Voices

By Jeffrey M. Elliot
  • Full Title : Pulp Voices
  • Author : Jeffrey M. Elliot
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN Code : 0893702579
  • Pages : 63
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

Jeffrey M. Elliot interviews five writers and editors of the science fiction pulp magazine era: Jack Williamson, H. L. Gold, Stanton A. Coblentz, C. L. Moore, and Raymond Z. Gallun. With an introduction by Poul Anderson.


2009-06-09

The Artist's Guide

By Jackie Battenfield
  • Full Title : The Artist's Guide
  • Author : Jackie Battenfield
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • ISBN Code : 0786748060
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET BOOK

A comprehensive guide for both emerging and mid-career artists to pursue a career in the visual arts. Providing real-life examples, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises, Battenfield offers readily applicable advice on all aspects of the job. Along with tips on planning and assessment, she presents strategies for self-management, including marketing, online promotion, building professional relationships, grant writing, and portfolio development. Each chapter ends with an insightful "Reality Check"interview, featuring advice and useful information from high-profile artists and professionals. The result is an inspiring, experiential guide brimming with field-tested techniques that readers can easily apply to their own career.