• Classical Literature Pelican Classic
    Classical Literature Pelican Classic
    ISBN: 9780141977355
    Title: Classical Literature Pelican Classic

    Why is Greek and Roman literature so great?How has classical literature influenced Western culture?What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other?Richard Jenkyns teaches Classics at the University of Oxford, where he is currently Professor of the Classical Tradition and the university's Public Orator. His books include Virgil's Experience and The Victorians and Ancient Greece, acclaimed as 'masterly' by History Today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • Clear & Concise: Become a Better Business Writer
    Clear & Concise: Become a Better Business Writer
    ISBN: 9781863957113
    Title: Clear & Concise: Become a Better Business Writer

    How well do you write? Good communication is a skill required by all professionals. Whether you're preparing reports, conducting reviews or simply writing emails, expressing your ideas clearly and persuasively is fundamental to your success in the workplace. Susan McKerihan has spent over twenty years assisting corporate clients to perfect their written communications. In Clear & Concise she shares her secrets, using real - world examples to show how to avoid common writing traps, such as wordiness, ambiguity and repetition. By eliminating these habitual errors from your work and by using a logical top - down structure, you can improve the readability of your writing. And when your words are lucid and focused, your thinking becomes sharper, and you become more impressive and more productive. Clear & Concise is the only writing guide you will ever need.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Clear & Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
    Clear & Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
    ISBN: 9780691602998
    Title: Clear & Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose

    Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart.

    At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards.

    In the first half of Clear and Simple, the authors introduce a range of styles--reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others--contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing.

    The second half of the book is a tour of examples--the exquisite and the execrable--showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichirō Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth.

    Originally published in 1994.

    The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
  • Clothing of Books
    Clothing of Books
    ISBN: 9780525432753
    Title: Clothing of Books

    How do you clothe a book?In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Clothing of Books
    Clothing of Books
    ISBN: 9781408890165
    Title: Clothing of Books

    How do you clothe a book?In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
  • Code Cracker #13
    Code Cracker #13
    ISBN: 9780473365257
    Title: Code Cracker #13
    Author: SHUKER SIMON

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • Code Cracker #14
    Code Cracker #14
    ISBN: 9780473407148
    Title: Code Cracker #14
    Author: SHUKER SIMON

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
  • Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, & Communities Working Together for Education, Training, & Program Implementation
    Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, & Communities Working Together for Education, Training, & Program Implementation
    ISBN: 9781482251401
    Title: Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, & Communities Working Together for Education, Training, & Program Implementation

    "The chapters in this book reveal that police education, training, and practices are now closely tied to collaboration between police, academics, professional practitioners, and community agencies, and such collaboration is described and evaluated."
    -Dilip K. Das, PhD, Founding President, International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) and founding editor-in-chief, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, from the series editor's preface

    "The chapters in this book present genuinely comparative, theoretically informed, and experience-based collaborative programs to appraise and analyze the specific practical, theoretical, and psychological challenges of working together and the creative means to overcome those challenges."
    -Otwin Marenin, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Washington State University, from the foreword

    A collection of chapters authored by internationally known police leaders, academics, researchers, and professionals, Collaborative Policing focuses on the fact that the worlds of policing practice and research are moving closer. Using in-depth interviews with police and professionals who work with justice agencies as well as case studies demonstrating fruitful police-academic collaboration, it explores methods and programs for improving the quality of services provided by the police.

    Many police executives, in conjunction with citizens and political leaders, now define the missions of their agencies on the basis of research findings, practical experience, and projections of what policing will involve in the future. This book shows you not only that collaboration can occur, but that it can also enhance police service, which in turn improves the quality of life for the communities they serve. Its descriptions of police-academic cooperation provide you with valuable guidelines for designing programs to develop a better police force and a stronger community.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $172.00
  • Collected Prose 1948-1998
    Collected Prose 1948-1998
    ISBN: 9780060723828
    Title: Collected Prose 1948-1998

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $64.00
  • Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    ISBN: 9780674034679
    Title: Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    Author: FROST ROBERT

    During his lifetime, Robert Frost notoriously resisted collecting his prose--going so far as to halt the publication of one prepared compilation and to "lose" the transcripts of the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures he delivered at Harvard in 1936. But for all his qualms, Frost conceded to his son that "you can say a lot in prose that verse won't let you say," and that the prose he had written had in fact "made good competition for [his] verse." This volume, the first critical edition of Robert Frost's prose, allows readers and scholars to appreciate the great American author's forays beyond poetry, and to discover in the prose that he did make public--in newspapers, magazines, journals, speeches, and books--the wit, force, and grace that made his poetry famous. The Collected Prose of Robert Frost offers an extensive and illuminating body of work, ranging from juvenilia--Frost's contributions to his high school Bulletin--to the charming "chicken stories" he wrote as a young family man for The Eastern Poultryman and Farm Poultry, to such famous essays as "The Figure a Poem Makes" and the speeches and contributions to magazines solicited when he had become the Grand Old Man of American letters. Gathered, annotated, and cross-referenced by Mark Richardson, the collection is based on extensive work in archives of Frost's manuscripts. It provides detailed notes on the author's habits of composition and on important textual issues and includes much previously unpublished material. It is a book of boundless appeal and importance, one that should find a home on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Frost.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Collecting Children's Literature Art, Memories, Values
    Collecting Children's Literature Art, Memories, Values
    ISBN: 9781440245299
    Title: Collecting Children's Literature Art, Memories, Values

    When We Were Very Young

    Children's Books delight the young and the young at heart. From the gentle ritual of "Goodnight Moon" to the incredible odyssey of bad boy Max in "Where the Wild Things Are," these timeless tales remain with us as certainly as a mother's hug.

    "Collecting Children's Books" showcases some of the finest books and accompanying artwork from 1900 to the present in a warm, informative and exquisite fashion, reminding us all of the joy found in this transcendent genre. From "Winnie-the-Pooh" to "Curious George," "Alice in Wonderland" to "Mary Poppins," and from "The Poky Little Puppy" to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," you will enjoy a treasure trove of remarkable--and highly collectible--children's literature.

    This delightful hardcover book features: More than 100 years of classic and collectible Children Books, including values for signed and unsigned First Edition works.500 color imagesOriginal art from such masters as Garth Williams ("Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little"), Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are") and Dr. Seuss.Collecting tips, what to look for when buying, and lists of suggested readings by era for those seeking to rediscover the pleasure--and value--found in children's literature.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

  • Collins World Watch: a Visual Guide to the Current State of the World
    Collins World Watch: a Visual Guide to the Current State of the World
    ISBN: 9780007488223
    Title: Collins World Watch: a Visual Guide to the Current State of the World
    Author: COLLINS

    A dynamic visual guide packed with fascinating facts about the world. Get to grips with geography through more than 100 easy-to-read visualizations of world issues. Colourful, informative and fun to use, Collins World Watch will help you understand all the major issues from around the globe at a glance, without the need to read through long texts or analysing statistics. Topics include: climate change natural resources population growth health and education poverty energy food and agriculture megacities migration Each topic is presented using maps, tables, graphs, fact boxes and photographs which illustrate the stories behind the statistics. This new edition contains 16 brand new infographic spreads drawn from the authoritative statistics of the World Bank's World Development indicators.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Common Reader: Volume 1
    Common Reader: Volume 1
    ISBN: 9780099443667
    Title: Common Reader: Volume 1

    What she produced is an eccentric and unofficial literary and social history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, with an excursion to ancient Greece thrown in. she investigates medieval England, tsarist Russia, Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists. When she published this book Woolf's fame as a novelist was already established: now she was hailed as a brilliant interpretative critic. Here, she addresses her 'common reader' in the remarkable prose and with all the imagination and gaiety that are the stamp of her genius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Common Reader: Volume 2
    Common Reader: Volume 2
    ISBN: 9780099443674
    Title: Common Reader: Volume 2

    So Virginia Woolf described the 'common reader' for whom she wrote. This is her second series of essays, first published in 1932. Here she turns her brilliant eye on Lord Chesterfield's letters, the novels of George Gissing, the poetry of Donne: we meet Dr Burney and Beau Brummell, Christina Rossetti, Geraldine Jewsbury, Jane Carlyle, Mary Wollstonecraft and many others. This is an informal, informative and witty celebration of our literary and social heritage by a writer of genius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Complete Creative Writing Course
    Complete Creative Writing Course
    ISBN: 9781471801778
    Title: Complete Creative Writing Course
    Author: SYKES CHRIS

    The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises.

    Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Complete Flags of the World
    Complete Flags of the World
    ISBN: 9781409353713
    Title: Complete Flags of the World

    Explore the world, flag by flag

    From Antigua to New Zealand discover the flags of the world with this updated edition of Complete Flags of the World.

    Learn all about flags from around the world - from the meaning behind country flags, national flags, world flags, state flags and naval flags to the meanings of flag symbols. Spanning geography, communications, politics, sport, history, culture, design and art, this is the ultimate book of flags, covering over 400 flags and flag history, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and flag design. Each national flag is covered: detailed notes and annotations will tell you all about its history, design development, the significance of colours, symbols, crests and coats of arms and any recent changes.

    Complete Flags of the World (previous ISBN 9781405333023) is the perfect guide to flags for the budding vexillophile.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Complete Guide to Flags of the World
    Complete Guide to Flags of the World
    ISBN: 9781504800075
    Title: Complete Guide to Flags of the World

    An up-to-date reference guide showing each country s national flag, explanation of its origin and meaning, a locator map and key statistics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    ISBN: 9780141028491
    Title: Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    In his monthly accounts of what he's read - along with what he may one day read - Nick Hornby brilliantly explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, sports books and other kinds of non-fiction. If he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary work in favour of an Arsenal match, then all is not lost. His writing, full of all the joy and surprise and despair that books bring him, reveals why we still read, even when there's football on TV, a pram in the hall or a good band playing at our local pub.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    ISBN: 9780241969854
    Title: Complete Polysyllabic Spree
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    This is not a book of reviews. This is not a book that sneers at other books. This is a book about reading - about enjoying books wherever and however you find them.

    Nick Hornby is first and foremost a reader and he approaches books like the rest of us: hoping to pick up one he can't put down. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree is a diary of sorts, charting his reading life over two years. It is a celebration of why we read - its pleasures, its disappointments and its surprises.

    And above all, it is for you - the ever hopeful reader.

    'An engaged and engaging ramble around one reader's mind.' The Times

    'Not only does it make you want to read more but, like all great books, it's also terrific company.' Metro

    'For anyone whose idea of a good time is arguing with friends about their favourite books... amusing and contagiously enthusiastic.' Big Issue

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Complete Writing for Children Course: Develop Your Children's Writing Form Idea to Publication
    Complete Writing for Children Course: Develop Your Children's Writing Form Idea to Publication
    ISBN: 9781471804403
    Title: Complete Writing for Children Course: Develop Your Children's Writing Form Idea to Publication

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
    Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
    ISBN: 9780199608218
    Title: Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

    Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, andplot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature.For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay andlesbian writing, and American literature.The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed andregularly updated on a dedicated companion website.Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Confessions of a Bookseller
    Confessions of a Bookseller
    ISBN: 9781788162302
    Title: Confessions of a Bookseller

    "Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?"Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms. Unfortunately, Shaun also has to contend with bizarre requests from people who don't understand what a shop is, home invasions during the Wigtown Book Festival and Granny, his neurotic Italian assistant who likes digging for river mud to make poultices.The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major TV series) introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. Sardonic and sympathetic in equal measure, Confessions of a Bookseller will reunite readers with the characters they've come to know and love.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Conrad's Eastern World
    Conrad's Eastern World
    ISBN: 9780521291200
    Title: Conrad's Eastern World

    A book for those interested in Conrad's life and work and/or literary detection convincingly performed. Professor Sherry establishes how well Conrad knew the East and how the original material he garnered there was supplemented from other sources; he also shows what Conrad made of his experiences, thus revealing clearly what the artist's own contribution was.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $100.00
  • Conrad's Western World
    Conrad's Western World
    ISBN: 9780521298087
    Title: Conrad's Western World

    Conrad's Western World traces the sources of Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and some of the short stories related to these novels. As in his highly acclaimed Conrad's Eastern World, Professor Sherry provides an interesting blend of biographical reconstruction and investigation into the originals of the main incidents and characters - Kurtz, Nostromo, Verloc and many of the minor figures as well. It has been possible to show in the study of Conrad's source material a movement away from analyses of personal experience or the narrated experiences of others to a manipulation of material entirely outside the bounds of his own experience. This change reveals also a movement in interest from personal and private dilemmas to wider and more public concerns, and shows Conrad developing a progressive sense of the frightening underside of human society. Finally, Professor Sherry considers the play of Conrad's mind over his source material and traces the development of individual works from the given sources to the completed fiction. This reconstruction of Conrad's original materials and the tracing of their development into literary works of great distinction gives us a unique insight into Conrad's preoccupations and art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $120.00
  • Consciousness & the Novel
    Consciousness & the Novel
    ISBN: 9780099554493
    Title: Consciousness & the Novel
    Author: LODGE DAVID

    Human consciousness, long the province of literature, has lately come in for a remapping - even rediscovery - by the natural sciences, driven by developments in Artificial Intelligence, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. But as the richest record we have of human consciousness, literature, David Lodge suggests, may offer a kind of knowledge about this phenomenon that is complementary, not opposed, to scientific knowledge. Writing with characteristic wit and brio, and employing the insight and acumen of a skilled novelist and critic, Lodge here explores the representation of human consciousness in fiction (mainly English and American) in the light of recent investigations in cognitive science, neuroscience, and related disciplines. How, Lodge asks, does the novel represent consciousness? And how has this changed over time? In a series of interconnected essays, he pursues this question down various paths: how does the novel's method compare with that of other creative media such as film? How does the consciousness (and unconscious) of the creative writer do its work? And how can criticism infer the nature of this process through formal analysis? In essays on Charles Dickens, E.M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Kingsley and Martin Amis, Henry James, John Updike and Philip Roth, and in reflections on his own practice as a novelist, Lodge brings to light - and to engaging life

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Consider This
    Consider This
    ISBN: 9781472155511
    Title: Consider This

    Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of storytelling.

    In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing.

    With advice grounded in years of careful study and a keenly observed life, Palahniuk combines practical advice and concrete examples from beloved classics, his own books, and a "kitchen-table MFA" culled from an evolving circle of beloved authors and artists, with anecdotes, postcards from the road, and much more.

    Clear-eyed, sensitive, illuminating, and knowledgeable, Consider This is Palahniuk's love letter to stories and storytellers, booksellers and books themselves. Consider it a classic in the making.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Conversation Sparks: Trivia Worth Talking About
    Conversation Sparks: Trivia Worth Talking About
    ISBN: 9781452140025
    Title: Conversation Sparks: Trivia Worth Talking About
    Author: CHAPMAN RYAN

    Jump-start any conversation with this collection of over 350 fascinating, little-known facts. Hand-drawn speech bubbles and a charming conversationalist add personality to memorable tidbits on everything from the number of shipping containers lost at sea (about one per hour ) to now-retired Twinkie flavors (banana cream). Who knew that any month beginning on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th? Or that there are more cell phones in the world than toothbrushes? Engaging and addictive, this is trivia with character.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Conversations With Ian Mcewan
    Conversations With Ian Mcewan
    ISBN: 9781604734201
    Title: Conversations With Ian Mcewan

    Conversations with Ian McEwancollects sixteen interviews, conducted over three decades, with the British author of such highly praised novels asEnduring Love,Atonement,Saturday, andOn Chesil Beach. McEwan (b. 1948) discusses his views on authorship, the writing process, and major themes found in his fiction, but he also expands upon his interests in music, film, global politics, the sciences, and the state of literature in contemporary society.McEwan's candid and forthcoming discussions with notable contemporary writers---Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Ian Hamilton, David Remnick, and Stephen Pinker---provide readers with the most in-depth portrait available of the author and his works.Readers will find McEwan to be just as engaging, humorous, and intelligent as his writings suggest. The volume includes interviews from British, Spanish, French, and American sources, two interviews previously available only in audio format, and a new interview conducted with the book's editor.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Conversations: Volume 1
    Conversations: Volume 1
    ISBN: 9780857423986
    Title: Conversations: Volume 1

    Buddhism, love, Henry James, and the tango are just a few of the topics Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina s master writer, and extraordinary conversationalist, discusses in the first volume of the remarkable new series, "Conversations."The eighty-four-year-old blind man s wit is unending and results in lively and insightful discussions that configure a loose autobiography of a subtle, teasing mind. Borges s favorite concepts, such as time and dreaming, are touched upon, but these dialogues are not a true memoir, they are unrestricted conversations about life at present.
    The Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, contributed immensely to twentieth-century literature, and more specifically to the genres of magical realism and fantasy. As he progressively lost his sight he became completely blind by the age of fifty-five the darkness behind his eyelids held enchanting imagery that translated into rich symbolism in his work. The inner workings of his curious mind are seen vividly in his conversations with Ferrari, and there s not a subject on which he doesn t cast surprising new light. As in his tale The Other, where two Borgeses meet up on a bench beside the River Charles, this is a dialogue between a young poet and the elder teller of tales where all experience floats in a miracle that defies linear time."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
  • Cool Tools: a Catalog of Possibilities
    Cool Tools: a Catalog of Possibilities
    ISBN: 9781940689005
    Title: Cool Tools: a Catalog of Possibilities
    Author: KELLY KEVIN ED

    Cool Tools is a highly curated selection of the best tools available for individuals and small groups. Tools include hand tools, maps, how-to books, vehicles, software, specialized devices, gizmos, websites -- and anything useful. Tools are selected and presented in the book if they are the best of kind, the cheapest, or the only thing available that will do the job. This is an oversized book which reviews over 1,500 different tools, explaining why each one is great, and what its benefits are. Indirectly the book illuminates the possibilities contained in such tools and the whole catalog serves an education outside the classroom. The content in this book was derived from ten years of user reviews published at the Cool Tools website, cool-tools.org.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $73.00
  • Copy Book D & Ad
    Copy Book D & Ad
    ISBN: 9783836528320
    Title: Copy Book D & Ad
    Author: D & AD

    The superstars and leading professionals in the business of writing ads In 1995, the D&AD published a book on the art of writing for advertising. Though now outdated, the best-selling book remains an important reference work today-a bible for creative directors. D&AD and TASCHEN have joined forces to bring you an updated and redesigned edition of the publication, including works from the last 15 years. Regarded as the most challenging field in advertising, copywriting is usually left to the most talented professionals-often agency leaders or owners themselves. The book features a work selection and essays by 48 leading professionals in the world, including copywriting superstars such as David Abbott, Lionel Hunt, Steve Hayden, Dan Wieden, Neil French, Mike Lescarbeau, Adrian Holmes, and Barbara Nokes. Looking for the clues to well-written, effective, and compelling stories that make great advertising? Look no further.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Copywriter's Handbook: a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells
    Copywriter's Handbook: a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells
    ISBN: 9780805078046
    Title: Copywriter's Handbook: a Step-by-step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells
    Author: BLY ROBERT W

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Copywriting Sourcebook How to Write Better Copy Faster for Everything from Ads to Westerns
    Copywriting Sourcebook How to Write Better Copy Faster for Everything from Ads to Westerns
    ISBN: 9780462099743
    Title: Copywriting Sourcebook How to Write Better Copy Faster for Everything from Ads to Westerns
    Author: MASLEN ANDY

    Expert advice on writing effective copy, faster, for all businesses. bull; bull;Coming up with the right words can make a significant difference to your results this book shows you how. bull;Contains templates for 13 of the most common copywriting tasks. bull;Advice, short-cut tips and insights by a leading copywriting expert. bull;The bible for anyone marketing and sales staff, managers, entrepreneurs, etc who needs fast copy. It's OK knowing the theory, but when it's 9am and you have just been given until lunchtime to write some copy for a new sales email, landing page, press ad or brochure, what you really need is a shortcut. This book takes the grind out of planning and writing almost any type of copy by providing step-by-step advice on the best layouts, approaches and styles to suit everything from an email subject line to recruitment ad, direct mail letter or website. Prepared by one of the best copywriters in the B2B sector, this book also provides the reader with templates for 13 of the most common copywriting tasks for maximum effectiveness and speed.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Copywriting Successful Writing for Design, Advertising & Marketing
    Copywriting Successful Writing for Design, Advertising & Marketing
    ISBN: 9781780670003
    Title: Copywriting Successful Writing for Design, Advertising & Marketing
    Author: SHAW MARK

    Creating effective copywriting is of vital importance in today's design and communication industries. Well-targeted copy and a strong brand voice are essential if you want to stand out from the competition. Copywriting shows how to write for all formats and contexts, from catalogs and products to advertising and websites. It explores the challenges of commercial writing, providing the tools to become a confident andversatile copywriter.Leading industry talents from both the US and UK are interviewed, major campaigns covering all areas of the industry are illustrated in color and examined in depth, and exercises and tips aid in developing writing, editing, and presentation skills.Revealing the secrets of this rapidly expanding profession, Copywriting provides the skills and techniques that will help you to thrive in the world of creative commercial writing.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Creating Unforgettable Characters
    Creating Unforgettable Characters
    ISBN: 9780805011715
    Title: Creating Unforgettable Characters
    Author: SEGER LINDA

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Creative Blogging Your First Steps to Successful Blog
    Creative Blogging Your First Steps to Successful Blog
    ISBN: 9781430234289
    Title: Creative Blogging Your First Steps to Successful Blog

    Creative Bloggingshows you how to start blogging for the very first time to express your creativity, reach out and be heard-and even how to make money with your blog! You'll start at the right place: The beginning! Learn answers to the most important and popular questions: What is a blog? Do I need a blog? How do I get started? What do I blog about? How do I blog?Creative Bloggingthen takes you through the how-to aspects of blogging, so you can quickly learn the terminology and get started. You'll then be able to choose the right blogging tool for you! Soon, you'll be prepared to unleash your creativity! Like a good author, you'll learn how to find information to blog about, and how to express yourself in your blog in the ways that you want. Your creativity is what will make your blog successful, but every artist needs an audience.Creative Bloggingreveals how to draw people to your site! You'll also discover how to work with images and video, how to integrate your blog with Twitter and Facebook, and even how to make money with your blog! Let your creativity bring your audience to you and your blog withCreative Blogging. What you'll learn This book is for beginners looking to start a new blog and let their creativity find their audience within the blogosphere. You'll learn the basics of how to blog, how to show your creative self on your blog, and how to find your audience. What a blog is-everything you need to know! How to choose the best blog tool for YOU! How to set up and organize your blog How to be creative in your blog's design and layout How to work with images to create a beautiful blog More advanced blog techniques and strategies Tools to promote your blog, increase visits, and make money! How to connect with popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook Where to find help, tools, tips and tricks Who this book is for Anyone creative who's never blogged before, but wants to reach an audience, be it for the purpose of business or pleasure. Table of Contents Where to Begin Blog Layout and Design Let's Blog More Than Just Text Advanced Blog Design Setting up a Custom Domain Increasing Traffic & Visitor Tracking Social Network Integration Setting Up Shop HTML/CSS Basics Blogging Tips

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Creative Journal Writing the Art & Heart of Reflection <BR>
    Creative Journal Writing the Art & Heart of Reflection
    ISBN: 9781741751376
    Title: Creative Journal Writing the Art & Heart of Reflection


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Creative Writing Coursebook
    Creative Writing Coursebook
    ISBN: 9781509868278
    Title: Creative Writing Coursebook

    The success and popularity of creative writing courses at universities across the country belies the myth that writing can't be taught. The Creative Writing Coursebook, edited by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs, takes aspiring writers through three stages of essential practice: 'Gathering' - getting started, learning how to keep notes, making observations and using memory; 'Shaping' - looking at structure, point of view, character and setting; and 'Finishing' - being your own critic, joining workshops and finding publishers.Fully updated and including a foreword by Marina Warner and contributions from forty-five authors such as Kit de Waal and Amy Liptrot, this is the perfect book for people who are just starting to write as well as for those who want some help honing work already completed. Filled with a wealth of exercises and activities, it will inspire budding writers to develop and hone their skills. Whether writing for publication, in a group or just for pleasure this comprehensive guide is for anyone who is ready to put pen to paper.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
  • Critical Essays
    Critical Essays
    ISBN: 9781846553264
    Title: Critical Essays

    As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home in discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive criticism lay ahead. These essays follow Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or a body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as 'Politics and the English Language' and 'Rudyard Kipling' and gems such as 'Good Bad Books', here is an unrivalled education in as George Packer puts it in his foreword to this new two-volume collection 'how to be interesting, line after line'.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
  • Curiosities of Literature: A Book-Lover's Anthology of Literary Erudition
    Curiosities of Literature: A Book-Lover's Anthology of Literary Erudition
    ISBN: 9780099519294
    Title: Curiosities of Literature: A Book-Lover's Anthology of Literary Erudition

    "How much heavier was Thackeray's brain than Walt Whitman's? Which novels do American soldiers read? When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? And, while we're about it, who wrote the first Western, is there any link between asthma and literary genius, and what really happened on Dorothea's wedding night in Middlemarch? In Curiosities of Literature, John Sutherland contemplates the full import of questions such as these, and attempts a few answers in a series of essays that are both witty and eclectic. His approach is also unashamedly discursive. An account of the fast-working Mickey Spillane, for example, leads to a consideration of the substances, both legal and illegal, that authors have employed to boost their creative energies. An essay on good and bad handwriting points out in passing that Thackeray could write the Lord's Prayer on the back of a stamp. As for Mary Shelley, a brief recital of the circumstances in which she wrote Frankenstein stops off to consider what impact the miserable summer weather of 1816 had on the future path of English literature. Of course, it is debatable whether knowledge of these arcane topics adds to the wisdom of n

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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