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Non-Fiction Writing

Books on general non-fiction writing, including writing articles and journalism, writing for business, and specific categories such as travel, history and autobiography.

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£8.99

The Magazine Writer's Handbook (Writers' guides)


Gordon Wells
Allison & Busby

Detailed information on more than 70 British magazines , including their target readership, subjects dealt with, how to submit material, including presentation, and likely payment.


Non-Fiction Writing

£16.99

Writing for Magazines (Writing Handbooks)


Jill Dick
A & C Black Publishers Ltd

A survey of the field, covering ideas, research, electronic aids for the magazine writer and selling your work.


Non-Fiction Writing

£12.99

Freelance Copywriting (Writing Handbooks)


Diana Wimbs
Berg 3PL

Helps would-be copywriters to learn more about this fascinating and lucrative line of work and how to break into it. Covers markets, briefings, style techniques, concepts and campaign development, as well as the practical aspects of freelance copywriting.


Non-Fiction Writing

£8.99


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How to Make Money from Freelance Writing


Andrew Crofts
Piatkus

Highly experienced ghost-writer and freelance writer gives you the low-down on making money from freelance writing, taking a realistic approach. Our Reviewer commented on the author’s message that: 'The realities of freelance life are very far removed from the glamorous picture so many people have of it.'


Non-Fiction Writing

£14.99

How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Published-- from Crafting a Proposal to Signing the Contract and More


Blythe Camenson
McGraw-Hill Education

The author of over 50 non-fiction books tells you how to land a contract before you write the book. Includes finding and defining marketable ideas, writing your query letters and much more.


Non-Fiction Writing

£13.99

A Short Guide to Writing About History (The Short Guide Series)


Richard A. Marius (late), Melvin E. Page
Longman

This somewhat academic but useful book encourages you to ‘think like an historian’, with comprehensive guidelines for writing and research, including using electronic sources. New examples include a full-length research paper.


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£7.99


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Non-fiction Books: A Writer's Guide


Michael Legat
Robert Hale Ltd

An invaluable manual for would-be non-fiction authors, packed with constructive and practical advice. More


Non-Fiction Writing

£12.99

Read This!: Business Writing that Works


Mr Robert Gentle
Prentice Hall

This straightforward and helpful book shows you how to produce simple, clear, commanding but not pompous business writing – and to make people read what you write.

It shows you how to grab and sustain your reader's attention, produce a user-friendly layout and draw attention to key passages. It's a fundamental set of techniques that you'll be able to apply to all kinds of business writing - letters, e-mails, reports, memos, websites, business plans, forms, sign boards and even graphs.


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£9.99

Writing Sports Stories that Sell: How to make money from writing about your favourite pastime (Successful Writing)


Jeremy Butler
How To Books

Subtitled ‘How to make money from writing about your favourite pastime’ this covers everything you need, from covering school sports matches to writing as a regular professional sports correspondent. With specific and practical advice, this book benefits from the author’s freelance writing career, which includes writing for Reuters and the Press Association.


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£16.99

Travel Writing


Janet MacDonald
Robert Hale Ltd

Starting by looking at what travel writing is, this covers articles and short pieces as well as books, and provides advice on specialising, how to research topics, getting and developing ideas, and much more.


Non-Fiction Writing
£9.06

The Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells


Robert W Bly
Henry Holt & Company Inc

 

Shows how to write effective advertising copy, looks at print ads, direct mail, brochures, catalogues, commercials, and public relations material, and offers advice on freelance and ad agency work.

The author focuses on selling, urging writers to identify the USP (that which makes a product different and saleable) and to put it right up-front, to deliver simple messages that everyone can understand, and to write precisely for the intended audience. Also chapters on getting a job in an agency, and going freelance. All-in-all, a practical and helpful guide.

 


Non-Fiction Writing

£9.99

How to Write About Yourself (Writers' Guides)


Alison Chisholm, Brenda Courtie
Allison & Busby

Practical short paperback handbook which shows you exactly how to approach a memoir or autobiography.


Non-Fiction Writing

£7.99

Writing About Travel (Books for Writers)


Morag Campbell
A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Packed with ideas and practical advice on improving and selling your travel writing.


Non-Fiction Writing

£14.99


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Writing Your Life Story


Michael Legat
Robert Hale Ltd

This helpful book guides you through the whole process from the initial decision to start writing right through to publication. More


Non-Fiction Writing

£16.99

Writing For Journalists


Sally Adams, Wynford Hicks, Harriett Gilbert
Routledge

No-nonsense book for trainee journalists and anyone who wants to write better journalistic material, showing the essentials of good writing and how to write a news story which is informative, concise and readable.


Non-Fiction Writing

£8.99

The Craft of Writing Articles (Allison & Busby Writers' Guides)


Gordon Wells
Allison & Busby

A perfect introduction, with step-by-step practical advice on ideas, writing, identifying the right outlet and submissions.


Non-Fiction Writing

£22.54

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Non-Fiction


William Zinsser
Quill Press

A veritable treasure trove of ideas and guidance on non-fiction writing, often neglected. Updated and expanded, this features basic tips ranging from writing non-fiction for beginners to sophisticated advice for professionals. This edition includes two new chapters, new sections and many new examples of good writing


Non-Fiction Writing

£9.99

Writing a Nonfiction Book: How to prepare your work for publication


Norman Toulson
How To Books

Concise guide which covers research, writing, structure, revision, finding a publisher and selling your work.


Non-Fiction Writing

£20.99

Writing Feature Articles: A Practical Guide to Methods and Markets (Focal Press Journalism)


Brendan Hennessy
Focal Press

Intended for journalists and freelance writers, this thorough book goes quite deeply into the subject, analysing many examples in covering: the formulating and development of ideas; looking at markets; research; and matching length and style to subject-matter.


Non-Fiction Writing

£10.80

Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers: Breaking in without Selling out (Harperresource Book)


Marcia Yudkin
HarperReference

Useful book which covers the basics effectively and is strong on traditional media, if that is what you’re interested in, but is not completely up-to-date on new media opportunities.


Non-Fiction Writing

£9.99

Writing Your Life Story: How to Record and Present Your Memories for Friends and Family to Enjoy


Michael Oke
How To Books

No previous memoir-writing experience is necessary with this clear step-by-step guide from the director of Bound Biographies Ltd. He shows you how to research, structure, write, present and produce your material in book form, enabling you to experience the fulfilment of writing about yourself and producing a unique record for friends and families to enjoy.


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