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Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2006

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'A must for established and aspiring writers.'

The Society of AuthorsThe British authors’ organization, with a membership of over 7,000 writers. Membership is open to those who have had a book published, or who have an offer to publish (without subsidy by the author). Offers individual specialist advice and a range of publications to its members. Has also campaigned successfully on behalf of authors in general for improved terms and established a minimum terms agreement with many publishers. Recently campaigned to get the Public Lending Right fund increased from £5 million to £7 million for the year 2002/2003. Regularly uses input from members to produce comparative surveys of publishers’ royalty payment systems.

'Full of useful stuff. It answered my every question.'

J K Rowling

'Much, much better than luck'

Terry Pratchett

'Every scrap of information needed by the upcoming or established writer is included.'

Eoin Colfer

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Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2006


A directory for writers, artists, playwrights, writers for film, radio and television, designers, illustrators and photographers.


The 2006 edition of the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook is the bestselling guide to markets in all areas of the media. It has been completely revised, redesigned and updated, with a mass of new information, and practical advice.

The superb listings are the most attractive feature of the book. These include newspapers and magazines, book publishers and literary agents, picture agencies and festivals.

The Yearbook contains information impossible to find anywhere else.  It holds more information and covers a wider market than its nearest competitor, and contains information for both writers and artists and illustrators.

There’s also advice from Bestselling writers including Terry Pratchett, J K Rowling, Mark Billingham, G P Taylor, Simon Winchester and Maggie Gee, and articles from many other experts on getting started with writing.

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The 57 articles in the 2006 edition include:

Dos and don'ts on approaching a publisher Michael Legat
Notes from a successful fiction author Joanna Trollope
Notes from a successful children’s author J K Rowling
Writing for newspapers Richard Keeble
Getting poetry published Michael Schmidt
How to get an agent Philippa Milnes-Smith
E-publishing Jane Dorner
Notes from a successful self-publisher G P Taylor
Helping to market your book Alison Baverstock
The picture research revolution Julian Jackson
Writing for television Anji Loman Field
Art and illustration freelancing for beginners Fig Taylor

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