So I'm publishing my first book. My editor has asked me to secure photos and the international rights. How does this work? What are some good cheap sources? [more inside]
How do I go about getting some of my stories made into comics? [more inside]
Is there any good (Mac) software for making a comprehensive cookbook index from recipe ingredients? [more inside]
Are you a Rights and Permissions Editor? A Photo Researcher? Do you freelance as one, or work with one--or simply know something about the field? Please, may I pick your brain? [more inside]
What should we name our blog devoted to publishing great college writing and literature class assignments or exercises?
Naming filter: Help me name a blog devoted to publishing great exercises, activities, and assignments by and for instructors of college composition and literature classes. [more inside]
What is the technical name of this text format where a certain part of the bigger text is highlighted and presented in a box. See the link below here. What is the technical name of the bit which says " The Mona Lisa had spent two years on Peruggia’s kitchen table. ‘I fell in love with her,’ he said from jail" about half way down the page. Extra points for someone who can suggest a wordpress plugin that allows this.
What's the best way of showing my work to publishers at Small Press Expo? I have a portfolio of dozens of medium-sized narrative drawings from which I'd like to pick 10-12 to show. Is it best to e-mail ahead before the event to reserve time? To go to the event and ask when they'd be free to review them? I know how busy the SPX floor can get on a Saturday afternoon, so I'd like to hear from those who've tried there, at other shows and in general.
Both the Library of America and the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade publish handsome, authoritative texts in uniform, built-to-last editions (with or without extensive notes), and being selected for publication in either is seen by many as affirming the author's place in the canon. What other publishers do the same thing? [more inside]
Attention professors and people in the book biz: How can I get out of a book contract with an academic press? [more inside]
How to format a manuscript for Kindle? [more inside]
I'm applying again for an internship that I interviewed for previously but didn't get. How, if at all, should I modify my application this time? [more inside]
How are descriptive bibliographies of modern books useful to scholars & researchers? Rephrased: what questions are answered by the information they contain? [more inside]
Can you help me find some free or modestly-priced online reports on the state of the publishing, recorded music, film + photo agencies / picture archives industries in the EU? [more inside]
Please recommend your favourite independent ebook publishers! [more inside]
Where can I shove this? I've recently completed a humour piece. Who might publish it? [more inside]
I am in a unique situation. A celebrity rented my house as a residence and used it for commercial purposes under the auspices that she was owner of the home. Aside from tv usage, it has also recently come to my attention that my home has been featured prominently in a New York Times Best Selling book. My partner and I are going 'round and 'round about this. He says we should just settle with the production and publishing company directly ourselves, and that an entertainment attorney would milk it for all it's worth, leaving us with less than if we were to negotiate with the companies directly. I know about film and television. However, I know NOTHING about the publishing industry, or how much an owner would get paid for prominent coverage in the second of a two-part best-selling series of books. Does anyone by any chance have any clue where or how we could procure this information? Also, please weigh in...attorney, or no attorney?
Need a book printer for a specific kind of book. [more inside]
Any advice for self-publishing or licensing your own created educational materials? I am interested in creating and publishing some speech therapy materials for use in schools with kids. Where to start? [more inside]
Anyone with epub publishing experience willing to share the rookie-mistakes to avoid ? [more inside]
Some guidance on what could be my first publication...hopefully not my last [more inside]
Where can I sell my brilliant cartoon? [more inside]
I want to get a small run of copies (around 10) of my dissertation printed and bound as mementos. I'm going to give some to my family and friends after graduation. What's a good and cheap way to get this done? [more inside]
NonFiction Filter: How come text in some published (non-fiction) texts is so poorly constructed? Why are bad examples not removed in the process of getting a book published? Is it down to cost, time, author's prerogative? (I include an example inside) [more inside]
Advice on approaching publishers for a popular science book? [more inside]
Tell me about high quality publishing! What does it involve, where can I read more about it and who does it? I’m interested in buying old cornerstone types of works like The Federalist Papers, The Origin of the Species bound, made, etc. at the best possible quality. [more inside]
What are the the relative pros and cons of publishing a long-form non-fiction essay or series of essays in a blog vs. a book vs. a magazine article vs. a newspaper article vs. some other medium? Are there any good articles that explore this topic?
How can I break into publishing? Details on my situation inside. [more inside]
[Technical Fiction Franchise Publishing Filter]: What are the necessary steps in getting a intellectually rigorous book based on a combination of contemporary topics and a franchised universe published? [more inside]
What are the best practices and strategies for publishing ebooks? [more inside]
How do I go about (legally) compiling a small glossary with intent to publish? [more inside]
Foreign Rights to a Book: How much should I charge? In the last week, two agents from two different big literary agencies in a rich Asian country (not China) have, apparently independently, come calling for one of my non-fiction how-to books. One gave this pitch, which seems to me low-ball: [more inside]
Best publishing software for club newsletter? [more inside]
How can I search a text for internal repetitions? [more inside]
Who might want my essay about Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, and the illusion of a differentiated universe? [more inside]
I've just received a request to use one of my online articles in a textbook. Is this weird? [more inside]
Selling EPUB e-books, adding on to a custom shopping cart app: handle like any downloadable file? DRM? If DRM is a bad idea, good layperson-accessible article explaining clearly why not? If DRM is a good idea, how is it implemented? [more inside]
Can I change my LLC in video editing to a music publishing company? What forms do I need to fill out and who would I need to notify?
We're trying to set up a collaboration on a textbook-like document, but we're not sure what formatting system to use. Considering LaTeX, but would appreciate some perspectives on how to make it easy for people to make contributions. [more inside]
Can I publish really old postcards in a book free and clear? What are the rules around doing this (i.e. are there copyright concerns? do they every expire?)
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]