You've always wanted to be an author. And now you're ready to get started. But getting that manuscript written and published is not so easy. In this guide, you'll find the expert advice of industry insiders--editors, agents, and successful authors. You'll learn tips and tricks about submissions, how to write a killer query, and even how to navigate the uncertain waters of self-publishing and e-books. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced writer, here is everything you need to take an idea to the printed page, including: ?Guidance on planning a writing career and building a platform ?Surefire ways to get a submission taken seriously ?Contract negotiation tips from the pros ?An in-depth exploration of self-publishing and e-books This essential guide also includes an exclusive link to a FREE get-published webinar, sponsored by the prestigious writing magazine Writer's Digest. This multimedia package is loaded with insider tips and professional techniques--all you need to turn writing from a hobby into a profession! AUTHOR: Randy Ladenheim-Gil is a thirty-year veteran of the publishing industry. At several major publishing companies, including Penguin, Ballantine, William Morrow, and Kensington, she acquired, edited, and marketed hundreds of successful books across a multitude of categories. Most recently, Randy worked as Executive Editor at Alpha Books, overseeing the acquisition and development of series and single-title books. *
As the worldwide clamor of group claims to difference and equality grows ever louder, Competing Claims to Recognition analyzes the complex constitutional devices required to accommodate ethnic differences in multiethnic Nigeria. Through a perceptive examination of the philosophical arguments of Will Kymlika and Charles Taylor, and the empirical studies of Arthur Lewis, Arend Lijphart, Eric Nordlinger, and Donald Horowitz, the book examines how constitutional structures that express cultural plurality must be carefully constructed to ensure both justice and social stability. This superb African case study will be of great interest to scholars of multiculturalism and African studies seeking new perspectives on the question of ethnic identity.
The question of how environmental awareness originated and developed has been subject to sharply contesting points of view. Recently the debate has been expressed epistemologically in constructivist versus materialist approaches. In this book, Mark Luccarelli pushes past unproductive mind/body debates by rooting the rise of environmental awareness in the political and geographical history of the US. Considering history in terms of the categorical development of space - social, territorial and conceptual - the book examines the forces that drove people to ignore their surroundings by distancing culture from place and by assiduously advancing the dissolution of social bonds. Thus beneath the question of the surround, and the key to its renewal today, is the quest to re-engage the common. The latter is still a part of the approach to space, its arrangement and disposition, and has a necessary environmental dimension.Concepts of urbanism, place identity, picturesque landscape and nature are part of a larger Western intellectual and cultural context but, by examining the imaging of cities and landscape, Luccarelli links particular American geographic settings - as well as the political ideals and practices of the republic - to the application and aesthetic reading of these ideas. The advocates of these various perspectives shared an aesthetic orientation as a means of redefining or recovering the common. The book looks at various American urban and regional contexts, as well as the work of artists, writers and public figures, including painter and engraver William Birch, Thomas Jefferson, engraver John Hill, Henry David Thoreau and Frederick Law Olmsted. Luccarelli embeds his environmental study in the works of these men and in the course of American history between the planting of the city of Philadelphia and the establishment of Olmsted's major urban parks.
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