Useful Resources

The Writers' and Artists' Year Book

Published by A&C Black
This is an industry classic - updated annually and packed with information about the world of publishing, with practical information, references, guidance and advice.

Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

Published by A&C Black
This duplicates some of the information of the previous Yearbook, but adds essays and information by well-known children's writers and publishers.

The Writers' Handbook

Published by Macmillan
This is similar to the 'Yearbook', updated annually and full of useful and fascinating information.

Write to be Published

Nicola Morgan, published by Snowbooks Ltd. 
Expert, honest, humorous and - at times - bracing advice on how to make a publisher say 'Yes' to your book.

The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers

Betsy Lerner, published by Pan
An accessible and sensitive overview of the process of writing by a renowned editor and agent.

From Pitch to Publication

Carole Blake, published by Pan
The manuscript is complete - this comprehensive book tells the story of the journey to publication

On Writing

Stephen King, published by New English Library
Yes - the Stephen King. This is full of practical, down-to-earth guidance from one of the industry's most successful writers. It's packaged similarly to Stephen King's fiction and short stories, so is often found filed alongside them in bookshops...