I just got offered a Work Experience placement at a big publishing firm in London - but it starts on Monday, and I live in Derbyshire. I need two weeks' accommodation for ideally around £300 or less. Help!
Academic (social sciences) filter: How do I make chapters about my research that are destined for two general handbooks different from each other, or does it even matter? [more inside]
I want my books to be judged by their covers. [more inside]
Long shot filter: short of getting a new job in the publishing industry or as a journalist, how can I get into the Frankfurt Book Fair on "trade visitor" days? [more inside]
What's stopping me laying out the text of these top PD books using a new PD font, designing my own covers and (occasionally) internal illustrations, and re-selling them via places like lulu.com? Just seems a good way to practice my design / layout skills and maybe turn a profit. Thoughts?
Is there an easy, quick way in Word to convert a large amount of block paragraphs (like we have on teh internets) to the sort of paragraphs one sees in print with indents and no space between said paragraphs? [more inside]
Academics: Do submissions to journals always result in the manuscript being returned for editing prior to publication? [more inside]
Publishing Industry aficionados: How does a copyrighted classic book become an eBook? [more inside]
What are some good resources for finding out about recent/new/upcoming non-fiction books that discuss the web or the internet? [more inside]
How can I insert a small mirror or peephole into the front cover of a handmade hardcover book? What kind of material is appropriate for the cover? Will cardboard/cloth do? What about leather? Is there a tutorial anywhere to show how this is done? [more inside]
Can you help me find scientific papers that are basically jokes, or that contain jokes/humour somehow? [more inside]
What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
Please suggest classics publications that might accept an article by a non-scholar. [more inside]
Short of going there myself, what would be the best way to collect, in the UK, a sample of customer magazines and catalogues from other countries? [more inside]
I'm an environmental scientist. I just received an email from a group called "Intech Open Access Publisher", referencing one of my papers, and asking me if I'd like to submit a chapter for a book. My first thoughts were "Oh man, I didn't think that paper was that great...". My second thoughts were "Hmm...I bet this is a form email sent out to thousands of researchers based on a keyword search, and it may well be a waste of time to submit an abstract." Has anyone else had experience in this sort of thing? Is it legit?
I have a small company in which I want to change the name of it. I work in NY and it's a small production LLC in which I want to turn into a company for my music publishing. How do I go about doing that?
The publisher likes my book proposal -- now what? [more inside]
How do I become an avant-garde video game reviewer? [more inside]
Writing a book: how to maintain focus and discipline? [more inside]
TELEPHONE: (212) 354-5500 TOLL FREE FAX: 1-800-458-6515 TELEX: 220014 CABLES: "Seagull" New York . . . What? [more inside]
Magazine X published my article on their website. Would it be correct to claim that my article "appeared in Magazine X?" [more inside]
My (now deceased) grandmother wrote me a book, and I think it would appeal to parents and other children. What do I need to do to see if I can get it published? [more inside]
Anyone had experience of publishing a book with Authorhouse? [more inside]
What can we offer to attract locals, part-time locals and/or tourists to our tiny literary arts space? [more inside]
How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
Photography self-publishing platforms: what are my options? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a cloud based accounting and inventory tracking software for my small publishing company? [more inside]
I do freelance work for a company that I suspect may be in financial trouble. How do I protect myself? How best to find out what's going on? [more inside]
Some magazines have regular features, pages or sections that they seem to be well-known by or that one would associate with that particular magazine. Examples might be Harper's Index, NYMag's Approval Matrix or even Glamour's Do's and Don'ts. Heck, the entire Vanities section of Vanity Fair is kind of like this. [more inside]
Print-on-demand for academic journal: does such a thing exist? [more inside]
What are some examples or principles of great textbook design and writing? How can I maximize understanding, fun, and learning? [more inside]
Questions regarding publishing my (already published) book as an e-book. [more inside]
I found a review of Constant Content. I feel like writing online for this site. Anybody thinks this is profitable?
I want to eventually publish a high school / college level math textbook, but I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
This seems like it should be simple, but I'm not sure how to search for it: after placing images into an InDesign file, the text flows around it, but it isn't automatically extending the pages at the end of the document to make up for it. How do I do this? [more inside]
How difficult is it to find work as a professional indexer? [more inside]
Publishing options for French teaching materials? [more inside]
I have written a literary science fiction novel. I am confident that it is salable, but I am so far having difficulty finding an agent. I am considering going to the Backspace Writer's Conference but am uncertain as to whether the $700 cost would be a good investment. [more inside]
What are good resources on the state of online publishing? [more inside]
Can you help me decide what I want to be when I grow up? (Long, sorry.) [more inside]
How can I copy and paste text, and include links, without making a mess? [more inside]
Can a pen name protect me from legal repercussions in writing a personal nonfiction book based on previous petty crimes?
Can a pen name protect me from legal repercussions in writing a personal nonfiction book based on previous petty crimes? [more inside]
Where could I publish an eclectic novella-length philosophical and literary essay? [more inside]
I'm purchasing directly from the publisher one (of 500) of a limited, numbered edition of a book. The publisher has asked me to choose from the remaining available numbers (for example, to choose my specific book as it comes off the press from between 123-220, 432-468 and 481-499). Are lower numbers better, more valuable, sought after? [more inside]
What technology allows multiple editors/contributors to build a publication? Bonus points if middle school kids can do it!
What [free] technology allows multiple editors/contributors to build a publication? Bonus points if middle school kids can do it! [more inside]
What can you tell me about these book awards? Are they legit? [more inside]
Should I try to move from the newspaper industry to the book publishing industry? Or is this just jumping from one sinking ship to another? Canada-specific advice appreciated. [more inside]
Using photo of the President for a "for profit" parody enterprise? Guide me, MeFi! [more inside]
Music publishing structure for songs with multiple authors? [more inside]