By R.R. Jordan
Particularly designed for college students beginning a tertiary point direction in better schooling, this e-book addresses all elements of educational writing, from the main points of exact grammatical development, pronunciation and spelling to acceptable kind offerings. Ten appendices shape a financial institution of invaluable fabric, cross-referenced from the most devices. A thesaurus of exam and essay phrases and an intensive key also are incorporated.
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2. Trends Fashions, crazes and trends all manage to twist the buying patterns of the book-buying public. Remember those ‘magic eye’ books that swamped the market, sold millions then disappeared? That’s a classic craze. Anyone able to push a new magic eye book in front of a publisher in those heady days would have walked home that evening with a fat contract in their pocket. OK, so that’s not really about writing, but I’ve published many successful books about people buying houses in hot countries and their experiences living there.
Editors know that although these relationships are often at arm’s length they can be fraught with problems. Authors are sensitive creatures with delicate egos that need praising. They need attention and – 33 – HOW TO GET PUBLISHED sympathy. Sometimes they just need someone to talk to (it’s a lonely business, writing, after all). Editors, on the other hand, are very busy people. They work hard preparing the text of every book to make them as perfect as possible prior to publication and it’s difficult to concentrate when an author they published a couple of years earlier angrily rings up and starts complaining because a friend’s aunt went into a bookshop and couldn’t find their book and was erroneously told by the bookseller that it was out of print.
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Academic Writing Course: Study Skills in English by R.R. Jordan