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Outlets for writing

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Some outlets for writers – industry terminology

Traditional printed books - the main sectors

  • General books – fiction and non-fiction titles, called 'trade' in the business. 
  • Children's – child readers represent a a sizeable market.
  • Academic – turn your research into a book.
  • Educational – low cost and large distribution.
  • Professional – books needed for work purposes, often expensive.
  • Special interest – limited target audience. An excellent candidate for self-publishing as  the market can be identified.
  • Commemorative, promotional – time-senstive.

Other printed formats

  • Part works
  • Articles 
  • Magazine stories

Writing for the Web

  • Mixed media
  • Web comics
  • E-books (download or read online)
  • Blog to book


Audio books

  • Unabridged
  • Abridged for the popular market
  • And web-radio and streaming might expand this market dramatically

If you are interested in pursuing a particular kind of writing but need to know more, you might like to browse through our WritersBookstall to see if there is a book which might help you.

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