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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

Writer Jobs

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Writer Jobs

New site offering a chance for writers to post their details for free and employers to post their writing jobs, plus facility to post advertisements.

Howtodothings.com

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Enormously wide-ranging self-help site, which covers everything from How to move an aquarium and How to learn glass-blowing, and includes useful articles such as How to Jumpstart Creative Writing and How to Come up with Creative Ideas. http://www.howtodothings.com

Keoz.com

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Useful portal which takes you to a lot of other links, including sections of fantasy, fiction and horror. http://keoz.com

Writer's Dream Tools

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Useful site which offers day-by-day calendar of events and Internet humour for free, plus a subscription service to a mass of other reference material, including a slang thesaurus, clichés, humorous quotations and a handy collection of lists. This is Larry Belling's personal collection, compiled over 25 years. www.writersdreamtools.com

Guardian Style Guide

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Excellent Guardian site has useful up-to-date style British English style guide.  Much recommended, to the probable surprise of those for whom the Guardian is renowned for its errors. http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide

 

Literary Market Place

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United States

This site uses the huge publishing database belonging to the American publishing bible Literary Market Place

This site uses the huge publishing database belonging to the American publishing bible Literary Market Place, but free access is only to the small press listings and publishers' names and addresses. To get access to all the other information and to use of their powerful search facility, the annual fee is $399. www.literarymarketplace.com/lmp/us/index_us.asp

, but free access is only to the small press listings and publishers' names and addresses. To get access to all the other information and to use of their powerful search facility, the annual fee is $399. www.literarymarketplace.com/lmp/us/index_us.asp

Writers Free Reference

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Handy American reference site which gives links to a wide range of different information sources, from bay names to song lyrics, from daily newspapers to international postal codes. www.writers-free-reference.com

Adam Maxwell's Fiction Lounge

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Author Maxwell's website offers a Character Name Generator and a Writing Prompts Generator which is quite fun if you're stuck on what to write next, plus short stories and flash fiction, all served up in a sardonic tone. www.adammaxwell.com

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