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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

Ask about writing

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Useful introduction and weekly newsletter. www.askaboutwriting.net

Playwrights Publishing Co

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Husband-and-wife run online publishing company for plays, both one-act and full-length. They charge a small reading fee but, if accepted, half of your work will go online to gauge interest and hopefully collect royalties. You can download their guidelines from the site. http://www.geocities.com/playwrightspublishingco

Writer's Resource Center

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Business-like site created in 1993 and offering a set of resources for writers, including articles on a wide range of writing, extending from technical writing to how to compile quizzes and exercises for improving dialogue. http://www.poewar.com/

Authors on the Web

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A labour of love for a group of academics who have compiled biographies of innumerable authors and links to other authors’ websites.  Will you be there one day? (http://www.people.virginia.edu/~jbh/author.html)

Podnova Windows Library

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Husband-and-wife run online publishing company for plays, both one-act and full-length. They charge a small reading fee but, if accepted, half of your work will go online to gauge interest and hopefully collect royalties. You can download their guidelines from the site. http://windows.podnova.com/trends/synonyms_dictionary.html

Writing Base

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Thoughtful blog originally set up to provide a central point for all Jo Phillips's favourite writing sites and to allow her to share these with others. Useful pieces, including 'Everything you always wanted to know about ezines.' http://www.writingbase.blogspot.com/

BBC World Service

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How to Write pages provide pithy insights into writing novels, screenplays, radio plays and memoirs from authors such as Martin Amis, Rober McKee and Michele Roberts.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/features/howtowrite/index.shtml  Read more

Projects ETC

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ProjectsETC is a growing UK resource for people creating interactive projects in Education, Technology and Culture. It brings together practical guidance pieces, case studies and inspiring comment pieces to prompt debate. You can publish your material on the site to share your knowledge and help others. http://www.projectsetc.org

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