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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

Boomer Women Speak

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Enthusiastic and supportive site which addresses boomer women, born between 1946 and 1964, with its stated aim to 'encourage, connect and support one another online' Book project, book club, writing critique circle, as well as covering health, travel, retirement and much else. www.boomerwomenspeak.com

Springer Authors’ Forum

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United States

Advice on how to prepare scientific texts, some of which is only accessible to Springer authors. Navigate from http://www.springeronline.com

Cambridge University Press

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(http://uk.cambridge.org/aboutus/infoforauthors/electronic.htm) tells you how to submit manuscripts electronically, but only deals with non-fiction.

Some Notes on Self-publishing

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Booker prize-shortlisted Jill Paton Walsh and John Rowe Townsend offer some pithy advice based on their own experience. www.greenbay.co.uk/advice.html

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/

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