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Curtis, Richard

Overview
Works: 27 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 6,006 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Juvenile works  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9698.U52, 614.7150973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Curtis
Perils of the peaceful atom; the myth of safe nuclear power plants by Richard Curtis( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be your own literary agent by Richard Curtis( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to Be Your Own Literary Agent takes the mystery out of book publishing for any writer, published or not. Richard Curtis -- a top literary agent for more than thirty years -- provides a comprehensive practical overview of the publishing process, from submissions to contract negotiations to subsidiary rights to marketing, publicity, and beyond. He also gives away trade secrets and invaluable wisdom -- candid advice that can be found nowhere else. Now completely revised and expanded, How to Be Your Own Literary Agent is essential reading for all writers.* Big publishers, small publishers, self-publishers, e-publishers: how to keep up in a rapidly changing business * The new breed of busy literary editors: how to find them and know what they're looking for * What the electronic revolution means to you, and how to take advantage of it * How to know your "publishing" rights and negotiate effectively * How to have a say in your book's design, jacket, and promotion * How book chains and superstores have altered publishing -- and what that means for you
Nuclear lessons : an examination of nuclear power's safety, economic, and political record by Richard Curtis( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the bestseller : a literary agent takes you inside the book business by Richard Curtis( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to get your e-book published : an insider's guide to the world of electronic publishing by Richard Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Malcolm X by Richard Curtis( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the controversial black leader who became a Muslim while serving a prison term and turned against that group two years before his assassination at age thirty-nine
Not exactly a crime; our vice presidents from Adams to Agnew by Richard Curtis( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiang Kai-shek by Richard Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartleby.com presents a biographical sketch of Chinese general and politician Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975) from "The Columbia Encyclopedia." The sketch highlights Chiang Kai-shek's activities in establishing the Chinese Republic (1911-1916), the war against the communists, and his presidency of the National Government on Taiwan
The case for extinction; an answer to conservationists by Richard Curtis( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So much to live for by Althea Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Negro athlete who made a name for herself by winning the major women's amateur tennis championships and who then retired from tennis to turn to professional golf
Mastering the business of writing by Richard Curtis( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market, MASTERING THE BUSINESS OF WRITING is an insider's guide to the business of being a professional writer. All aspects of the publishing industry are explained, both for the aspiring author and the established writer wishing to jump start a professional career. This guide includes everything you need to know about publishers, agents, and the track to success, including: What agents do and how they develop relationships within the publishing industry that can be beneficial to your career; the best way to formulate a book proposal that sells; what publishers are really looking for in a book—and what they aren't; understanding technicalities of advances, contracts, multibook deals and subsidiary rights; the significance of sales conferences and bookstore chains; essential manners and protocols for establishing positive relations with your agent, editor and publisher, legal issues, copyright, and much, much more
This business of publishing : an insider's view of current trends and tactics by Richard Curtis( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A crash course in publishing for authors and publishing professionals alike. Learn about the electronic revolution, the ""blockbuster"" mentality, and how corporate mergers affect the face of what used to be called The Gentleman's Profession."
The Perez arson mystery by Irwin Touster( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David and Penny Case learn that facts can be deceiving when all evidence in an arson case points to the guilt of one man
The runaway bus mystery by Irwin Touster( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of a lawyer friend, three children investigate a controversial bus accident
How to prosper in the coming apocalypse by Richard Curtis( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worried about inflation? Concerned about nuclear arms in the hands of terrorists? Nervous about fuel costs? This investment guide and survivalist's handbook in one is all you need to gear up for windfall profits while friends and in-laws lose their shirts. This book will enable you to watch the final convulsions of civilization from the veranda of your country estate. Invaluable strategies and suggestions include tips on: Finding and fortifying your rural hideaway (Do keep a spare copy of the minefield map; don't run the toaster while the electric fence is on.) New careers in Armageddon--people are going to need marksmanship lessons, evacuation luggage, places to flee (group rates available for mass stampedes) Plan ahead and cash in when the panic hits! The Scarcity Investment Plan--Stock up now on valium, lead shields, and bankruptcy forms. Doomsday etiquette--looting protocol, dressing for a food riot, bomb shelter decor, a basic getaway wardrobe. (Don't forget trinkets for the natives; do wear comfortable shoes.) When the trumpets sound--and the end of the world is nigh--remember to pick up your dry cleaning, cancel your subscription to TV Guide, and call your mother
The story of Elsie and Jane by Richard Curtis( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie writes a bad poem about her friend Jane and in return her poetry does a bad thing to her
Squirm by Richard Curtis( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fool for an agent : publishing satires and verses by Richard Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Business of Publishing by Richard Curtis( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THIS BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING has been hailed by literary agent Michael Larsen as "must reading for writers, agents and anyone else who cares about the future of publishing." It reveals the unique perspective of Richard Curtis, former president of the Association of Authors' Representatives. He provides the aspiring author with the benefit of over thirty years of lessons learned in the publishing industry, including: the damage caused to the publishing industry by the archaic practice of selling books on consignment; the changing nature of the wholesale business, and how it affects authors, editors and agents; the way that large corporate mergers of publishing companies have brought about the disenfranchisement of authors and editors; the electronic media revolution and the opportunities it offers, as well as the pitfalls. Curtis talks about the "blockbuster mentality" that currently dominates publisher thinking, leading to increased dependence on a few overpaid authors with big-name market status. This is an engaging and thoroughly readable guidebook to one of the most rapidly changing industries in America. It is an essential reference work for anyone hoping to understand or function in the publishing world
 
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Alternative Names
Curtis, Richard Alan.

カーチス, リチャード

Languages
English (86)

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How to get your e-book published : an insider's guide to the world of electronic publishingMastering the business of writingThis business of publishing : an insider's view of current trends and tactics