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Author: Usha Rajagopalan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195646188
This well researched, succinctly written handbook is a detailed guide for the aspiring creative writers. It is the first of its kind in India, filling an important gap in Indian writing with its range, presentation, invaluable fund of details and providing information on all aspects of the publishing process.
This book is a collection of 14 essays in which several experts share their experience e.g.. Rita Anand on women's writing, Anand Paro on children's writing and Padmanabhan on writing for the theater.
There is detailed information on various subjects, from gauging the writer's market to readying a typescript for publication and approaching the right publishers. The handbook also covers a range of technical and utilitarian matters, examining the use of computer as word processor and the legalities involved in book publishing as well as particulars on book publishers, newspapers, journals, magazines, theater groups, literary and writers' societies, awards, competitions and fellowships.
It includes information on interest areas of different publishers, lead time for production of books, payment for newspaper and magazine articles and much more.