Advice

Welsh Books Council

Advice

Simple, clear introductions to the essentials of the publishing world under individual headings.

Advance Information Sheets (AIs)

Advice to publishers about writing AIs, with links to samples.

Author Contracts

An outline of good practice in drawing up contracts, with links to model and other sources of information.

Author Questionnaires

Advice to publishers about writing authors’ questionnaires, with links to samples.

Awards

Book awards in Wales open to publishers, with links to lists of awards outside Wales.

Bar Codes

Advice to publishers about the use of bar codes on books.

Bibliographic Services

Advice to publishers about entering new titles on main databases in Wales, UK and elsewhere.

Book Editors: an outline of responsibilities

A summary of the roles of different kinds of editors, with details of funding for editorial posts in Wales and training information.

Copyright

An outline of copyright law relating to publications, with links to other sources of information.

E-Publishing in Welsh

Contents 1.

E-publishing: Technical guidelines for Publishers in Wales

1 E-publishing: Technical guidelines for Publishers in Wales Produced by Bangor University’s Languages Technologies Unit for the Welsh Books Council Version 1: February 2012  Part I: General Guidelines I.

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

An explanation of the International Standard Book Number system.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

An explanation of the International Standard Serial Number system for magazines, CD-ROMs, annuals, etc.

Introduction to the Book Trade

A guide for retailers and resellers new to the book industry.

Legal Deposit

Advice to publishers about provision of copies of print and non-print publications to copyright libraries.

Model Contract: Writers' Guild

A model agreement for Welsh-language writers drawn up by the Writers’ Guild.

Permissions and Fair Dealing

An outline of permission requirements concerning the publication of extracts from copyright works.

Pictures: Copyright, Licensing and Research

An outline of copyright law relating to pictures, and advice for picture researchers.

Press Releases

Advice to publishers about writing press releases, with links to other sources of information.

Publishing Schedules/Critical Path

An outline of the publishing process from receipt of manuscript to launch.

Reading Groups

Guidelines for Reading Groups

Rights Sales

Rights sales are important for even the smallest publisher.

Sale of Goods

Matters under this heading concern the relationship between buyers and sellers of goods and in particular the rights of the buyer or consumer.

Directories

Lists of organisations, companies and freelance individuals relevant to the publishing sector in Wales, such as publishers, booksellers, the media, translators and illustrators.

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