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Description: A masterpiece' - Daily Mail 'A fascinating and funny look at what really goes into the making of a book' Sunday Times 'Inject this straight into my veins!' Lucy Mangan 'Engaging, informative, and fascinating!' David Bellos, author of Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Once upon a time, a writer had an idea. They wrote it down. But what happened next? Join Rebecca Lee, professional word-improver, as she embarks on the fascinating journey to find out how a book gets from author's brain to finished copy. She'll learn the dark arts of ghostwriters, uncover the hidden beauty of typesetting and find out which words end up in books (and why). And along the way, her quest will be punctuated by a litany of little-known considerations that make a big impact: ellipses, indexes, hyphens, esoteric grammar and juicy errata slips. Whoops. From foot-and-note disease to the town of Index, Missouri - turn the page to discover how books get made and words get good. Or, at least, better. Waterstones How Words Get Good - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Suzy

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Review: Wonderful and accessible book about the world of books - a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing or wanting to learn more about it. Thought-provoking and hugely enjoyable to read!

 

Author: chris bingham

Rating: 3

Review: A strange book. I thought it would contain a great deal of information about how to go about getting your book published (as opposed to self-publishing). Instead it features a rag-bag of detail about the roles of various people in publishing, a few amusing anecdotes and some background on etymology. For style, grammar, etc, my bible is 'Doing it in Style' by Leslie Sellers, followed by Lynne Truss's entertaining efforts cited in this book. Having read the author's account of the rigorous processes of getting a manuscript ready to print and noting her long-standing role as a copy editor, I took a perverse amusement in spotting a howler of tautology - 'revert back'. Also, on a more pedantic level, the spelling of 'all right'. As Sellers pithily states: 'It's not all right to write alright.' Can't help thinking that if this manuscript had been submitted to a publisher from someone who was not in the business, it would have been rejected as too much of a ramble. Or, at the very least, it would have been heavily pruned.

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