This highly practical text is full of interesting tips and words of advice covering all stages in publishing including proposals, selection of authors, writing, editing, finding the right publisher, managing other authors, self discipline, marketing, and finance. "This is a 'how to do it' book for anyone considering writing a book. It helps inexperienced or frustrated authors realise where they may be going wrong. Learn how to write to be understood. Pick up tips from the authors of this book- who have all been in the writing and publishing business for a long time. Although, the book focuses on writing for health and social care, most of the information and guidance about getting published can be transferred to any kind of book or publication." - From the Preface.
Why write a book. When and what to write. In what capacity will you be writing? How to write a convincing book proposal. Choosing a publisher. Having a literary agent. Writing the book. Style. The publisher's side: editorial and production. The publisher's side: finance, marketing and promotion. Improving your writing technique.