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Life Cycle of a Book in Translation

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Another extremely informative infographic, following on from Life Cycle of a Book, which shows you the various processes a book goes through to be published as a translation . This comes from Publishing Trendsetter and is accompanied by a series of video explanations from publishing staff from across the world.  Read more

Life Cycle of a Book

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A brilliantly informative infographic which shows you the various processes a book goes through to be traditionally published. This comes from Publishing Trendsetter and is accompanied by a series of video explanations from publishing staff in the various departments, showing what they do. It's really clear and useful.  Read more

Copyright Clearance Center Inc

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United States

US not-for-profit organisation which manages rights relating to 1.75 million works. Authors can register their published works free and get royalty payments less nominal service fee. Also useful if you are trying to clear permissions/track down rights-holders. www.copyright.com

Startlocal

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Australia

This Australian site offers 30 Resources for writers to improve their skills and get exposure and is a really useful resource. www.startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_writers_resource.html

Copyright Office

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United States

The US copyright office has information on its website about how to register and what advantages there are in doing so. www.copyright.gov/register/

Synonyms for

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Useful site if you're at a loss for a word or want to find a synonym. www.synonymsfor.com/

Creativity Games.net

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Three times a week this site updates with new creativity brain games, in the belief that creative thinking is quickly becoming our most valuable asset. the site exists to encourage you to push the boundaries of your creative ability. http://creativitygames.net/

UK Literary Heritage Working Group

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Organisation working to save and retain in the UK the manuscripts and archives of modern and contemporary UK writers, which are continuing to be sold to institutions abroad, despite the efforts of publicly-funded collections in the UK.

Recent acquisitions include the archives of poet Don Patterson and novelist Piers Paul Read. http://www.literary.org.uk/index.php#guidance

Film Script Writing

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Very useful site for all aspiring screenplay writers, with good articles on things like Story Structure, Script Formatting, Character Development and Selling Your Script. www.filmscriptwriting.com/index.html

Wake up Writing

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Wake Up Writing is a site that offers a free writing prompt daily. The tone may be too relentlessly cheerful for some, but others may like Katie-Anne Gustaffson's ideas and find they help to get your writing exercises started.

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