Hi all. It’s been a busy few weeks for me. I’ve had a couple of books nearing their final stages and have been in heavy proofread mode (headphones on and head down). But I had a minute to come up for air so I thought I’d post about the great projects that are in the works.
First, Anne Stilman’s 2nd edition of Grammatically Correct. Whew! Attempting to edit a grammarian’s book is tough. Stilman is very detail oriented and meticulous… and it shows! The 2nd edition of this classic reference is chock full of great information and we’ve taken great care to make this one even easier to navigate than the previous edition. This belongs on everyone’s bookshelf, whether you’re a student, a writer or simply a lover of language. Keep an eye out for this one. It will be available in June.
I’ve also been proofreading The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 5th Edition. This is a mammoth book of publishing know how from Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier. It’s must-have knowledge for anyone whose thinking of self-publishing their book or aspires to start a small publisher. Due in July.
Other projects in the works include Dinty Moore’s Crafting the Personal Essay (August 2010) (I love this thoughtful and insightful book on creative nonficition) and Jeff Gerke’s Plot Versus Character (October 2010) (a great book on an important topic – perfect for writers seeking balance between these two essential elements of fiction writing).
A recent book I edited is now available as a digital download: Showing and Telling by Laurie Alberts. This is a great book that will challenge your way of thinking about the old writing axiom “show don’t tell.”