Paperback

Published: Eye Books (January 2020)

ISBN: 9781785631443

Tips from a Publisher

Scott Pack

£12.99

An essential handbook for writers

From a handy introduction to how the publishing world works, and how authors fit into it, to practical tips on writing your book, strategies for editing and re-writing, and an indispensable guide to creating the perfect submission, Tips from a Publisher is crammed full of common-sense advice that no aspiring writer should be without.

Scott Pack was head of buying for the Waterstones book chain before spending several years as a publisher at HarperCollins, acquiring and editing numerous bestsellers and award-winning books. He is now a freelance editor and university lecturer, and hosts many writing workshops and classes.

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‘Shut up and listen to everything he has to say’

Caimh McDonnell, author, A Man With One of Those Faces

‘This is the book every aspiring writer needs to own’

John Mitchinson, co-founder, Unbound

‘A book-shaped boot camp for emerging writers’

Judith Heneghan, director, Winchester Writers’ Festival

‘Scott knows the publishing industry inside-out’

Charlotte Seymour, literary agent

‘His short cuts on how to win are invaluable’

David Roche, former chief executive, Borders UK & Ireland


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Scott Pack talks about his long career in the books industry – first in bookselling, then publishing, at houses large and small – in the podcast What Editors Want.

And here he is talking to Rachel Read It about the pressures and benefits of working in independent publishing.

ABOUT

Scott Pack

Scott Pack is editor-at-large at Eye and Lightning Books. He was formerly head buyer at Waterstones and a senior editor at Harper Collins. He also has an editorial role at Unbound and runs successful Guardian masterclasses for writers.

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