The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Author: CBE Style Manual Committee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 6303Focuses on style for those publishing in the scientific disciplines, including citations, abbreviations, and capitalization
A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers
Author: Scott Norton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 8566Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom—a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Editing. Author Scott Norton has worked with a diverse range of authors, editors, and publishers, and his handbook provides an approach to developmental editing that is logical, collaborative, humorous, and realistic. He starts with the core tasks of shaping the proposal, finding the hook, and building the narrative or argument, and then turns to the hard work of executing the plan and establishing a style. Developmental Editing includes detailed case studies featuring a variety of nonfiction books—election-year polemic, popular science, memoir, travel guide—and authors ranging from first-timer to veteran, journalist to scholar. Handy sidebars offer advice on how to become a developmental editor, create effective illustration programs, and adapt sophisticated fiction techniques (such as point of view, suspense, plotting, character, and setting) to nonfiction writing. Norton’s book also provides freelance copyeditors with a way to earn higher fees while introducing more creativity into their work lives. It gives acquisitions, marketing, and production staff a vocabulary for diagnosing a manuscript’s flaws and techniques for transforming it into a bestseller. And perhaps most importantly, Developmental Editing equips authors with the concrete tools they need to reach their audiences.
A Political Economy of Cultural Performance
Author: James Robert Compton
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Business & Economics
View: 1318"The Integrated News Spectacle" examines the rational organization of control of popular news forms. It uses spectacular media events - such as the mourning of Princess Diana, the Monica Lewinsky presidential scandal, and the Gulf wars of 1991 and 2003 - as entry points into a discussion of the broader context surrounding an integrated system of commodity production, distribution and exchange. James R. Compton critiques the generally accepted notion of tabloidization associated with media spectacles, and situates these dramatic narratives within a broad historical context. Drawing on the work of Guy Debord, David Harvey, and Pierre Bourdieu, this book explains how the power relationships associated with media events can best be comprehended by revealing the practical application of the logic of spectacle - a logic characterized by the transposable circulation and promotion of cultural commodities.
The Development of American Journalistic Cartography
Author: Mark Monmonier
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 2472Maps with the News is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. Tracing the use of maps in American news reporting from the eighteenth century to the 1980s, Mark Monmonier explores why and how journalistic maps have achieved such importance. "A most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of cartography and modern cartographic practice."—Mapline "A well-written, scholarly treatment of journalistic cartography. . . . It is well researched, thoroughly indexed and referenced . . . amply illustrated."—Judith A. Tyner, Imago Mundi "There is little doubt that Maps with the News should be part of the training and on the desks of all those concerned with producing maps for mass consumption, and also on the bookshelves of all journalists, graphic artists, historians of cartography, and geographic educators."—W. G. V. Balchin, Geographical Journal "A definitive work on journalistic cartography."—Virginia Chipperfield, Society of University Cartographers Bulletin
Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 4945If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman’s Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.
Author: Glenn R. Carroll,Michael T. Hannan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3161This text presents the demographic approach to organized studies in its entirety. It examines the theory, method, models and data used in corporate demographic research and explores the processes by which corporate populations change over time, including organizational founding, growth and decline.
On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry
Author: Victor S. Navasky,Evan Cornog
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 2188In this entertaining anthology, editors, writers, art directors, and publishers from such magazines as Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Elle, and Harper's draw on their varied, colorful experiences to explore a range of issues concerning their profession. Combining anecdotes with expert analysis, these leading industry insiders speak on writing and editing articles, developing great talent, effectively incorporating art and design, and the critical relationship between advertising dollars and content. They emphasize the importance of fact checking and copyediting; share insight into managing the interests (and potential conflicts) of various departments; explain how to parlay an entry-level position into a masthead title; and weigh the increasing influence of business interests on editorial decisions. In addition to providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the making of successful and influential magazines, these contributors address the future of magazines in a digital environment and the ongoing importance of magazine journalism. Full of intimate reflections and surprising revelations, The Art of Making Magazines is both a how-to and a how-to-be guide for editors, journalists, students, and anyone hoping for a rare peek between the lines of their favorite magazines. The chapters are based on talks delivered as part of the George Delacorte Lecture Series at the Columbia School of Journalism. Essays include: "Talking About Writing for Magazines (Which One Shouldn't Do)" by John Gregory Dunne; "Magazine Editing Then and Now" by Ruth Reichl; "How to Become the Editor in Chief of Your Favorite Women's Magazine" by Roberta Myers; "Editing a Thought-Leader Magazine" by Michael Kelly; "Fact-Checking at The New Yorker" by Peter Canby; "A Magazine Needs Copyeditors Because...." by Barbara Walraff; "How to Talk to the Art Director" by Chris Dixon; "Three Weddings and a Funeral" by Tina Brown; "The Simpler the Idea, the Better" by Peter W. Kaplan; "The Publisher's Role: Crusading Defender of the First Amendment or Advertising Salesman?" by John R. MacArthur; "Editing Books Versus Editing Magazines" by Robert Gottlieb; and "The Reader Is King" by Felix Dennis
Author: David Maddux,Damarys Diaz-Villa
View: 8559PART 1: Front Pages Letter from the Publisher. Ready reckoners of advertising rates and circulation for the U.S. and Canada. Annual newspaper advertising linage totals. Basic data for space buyers. Top one-hundred daily newspapers in U.S. and world. Top advertising networks in the U.S. SAUTM System (Standard Advertising Units), the CNU Grid (Canadian Newspaper Units), Standard Advertising Invoice (SAI) and mechanical equipment abbreviations, mergers, conversions, etc... U.S. & Canadian Dailies Section U.S. & Canadian daily newspapers: address; phone, fax and e-mail numbers; Web site address; key personnel; local population; circulation; subscription rates; advertising rates; special editions/sections; mechanical specifications; newsprint and other commodity consumption; equipment used; news services. Tabloid newspapers. U.S. national newspapers. Daily Groups U.S. & Canadian groups; special service dailies; college & university: editor, address, phone numbers, circulation, frequency, print format. Canadian weekly newspapers and ethnic newspapers: address, phone and fax numbers, circulation, subscription rates, publishers and editors. Tabloid newspapers. Newspaper groups. Foreign Newspapers Section Newspapers of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Europe, the Caribbean region, Central America and Mexico and South America: address, phone and fax numbers, circulation, key personnel, area population. News, Picture and Syndicated Services Section News, picture and syndicated services: address, phone and fax numbers, key personnel. COMIc section groups and networks: addresses, phone and fax numbers, key personnel, subscriber newspapers. Newspaper-distributed magazine/TMC publications sections: address, phone number, key personnel, subscriber newspapers. Equipment, Supplies and Services Section This section of the International Year Book is listed online as well as reprinted in a convenient booklet called the Buyer's Guide. Equipment, supplies and services: directory of company names, products and services: address; phone, fax and e-mail numbers; key personnel. Interactive products and services; address; phone, fax and e-mail numbers; Web site address; key personnel. Mechanical forces pay scales. Top minimum scales for reporters. Other Organizations and Industry Services Section NAA roster. Associations and clubs: address, phone number, key personnel. Representatives: address, phone and fax numbers, key personnel, newspapers represented. Schools of journalism: address, phone, faculty, facilities, degrees conferred. Brokers and appraisers. Clipping bureaus. Unions. Advertising/ Circulation Promotion services. Ombudsmen. U.N. Correspondents Association ... and more. PART 2: U.S. & Canadian Weeklies and Special Newspapers Weekly newspapers, black newspapers, alternative newspapers, Hispanic newspapers, Jewish newspapers, gay newspapers, religious newspapers, ethnic newspapers, military newspapers: address, phone and fax numbers, circulation, subscription rates, publishers and editors. PART 3: "Who's Where" Published in a separate volume! It's a personal phone directory of the major players in the newspaper business. All the names, job functions, newspapers and phone numbers! Handy Section Tabs Convenient tabs on all section dividers makes finding information in each section easy.