Please can someone explain what is meant by topic because I’m getting really confused. What, for example, is the difference between fiction and creative writing? Does ‘contemporary’ tackle stories set today but remembering their childhood?
Hello everyone , firstly I hope you are all keeping well and being creative.
I am a screenwriter and have several scripts with known directors and producers with connections to Universal and Netflix etc. I sold seven scripts last month alone that are now making major offers of Hollywood stars. I am searching for an agent that can help me deal with contracts and get scripts to those that are unsolicited. I have done well getting contacts and scripts up till now but think it’s time to be represented.
I have been offered a 'buy back deal' by a publisher for a non fiction cookery book- I have to buy 2000 books at a 50% discount and they will pay for all origination and production costs, photographer, designer, copy editor, printing. I get an advance on royalties in 4 instalments of 10K. I believe that for the price point suggested for the book I will pay up front 26K which with the full advance would mean I had paid 16K to get the book published. Is this a bad idea? Am I better going down the route of assisted self publishing and how can I be sure to get a reputable organisation?
Hello, My name is Sarah and I wanted to get to know newbies like me and people that have just taken their first publishing steps like me... I didn't intend to do but I am doing a writing course that the assignment asked for a mock publication enquiry..So I found a publishers and it was online submission and I pressed send...GULP lol x
I was wondering what sort of writing space my fellow writers have when they are creating their masterpieces.
I spent quite a few years working at a tiny desk in a corner of a very small kitchen but since getting my own apartment a couple of years ago I've set my spare bedroom up as a study. I took a photo a few days ago of the desk area where I write and just wondered if we all have pretty much the same set-up or if there are some radical alternatives out there i.e. floating trays for use in the bath or even anything weirder and more wonderful!
I recently watched a documentary about Dennis Wheatley and was quite surprised to hear that he wrote all of his manuscripts by hand using a pencil.
Being left-handed and finding the physical act of writing by hand quite taxing, I choose to do all my writing on my laptop using Scrivener and wondered how my fellow writers on this site create their work.
My first book was published in 2018. However, the publishers (name withheld) have since disappeared. There website is gone, there have been no recent posts on the usual social media suspects, etc. My book is still being sold under their name on Amazon, however I would like to re-publish with someone else if possible. I've read my contract and as far as I can tell the term of the contract was for two years (renewable by mutual agreement). I was hoping for some advice as to where I stand with approaching agents, etc. Also, how do I get it removed from Amazon.
I am currently writing a book about my favorite artists and bands. I will be mentioning many song titles and band names. I will not be quoting any song titles and there will be nothing negative about any of the songs or artists.
Where do I stand from a legal/copyright point of view in the UK?