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  • How the Word Is Passed

    A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

    by Clint Smith ...
    **Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction****Winner of the Stowe PrizeWinner of 2022 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism****PEN America 2022 John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction FinalistA New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021A Time 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021Named a Best Book of 2021 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Endangered Phrases

    Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction

    As the world changes, so does language . . . An A-to-Z guide to expressions from yesteryear that are becoming increasingly scarce.“Person to person” (and “station to station”), “bar sinister,” “the weed of crime bears bitter fruit,” “between the devil and the deep blue sea,” “will o’ the wisp,” “poor as Job’s turkey” . . . these are just a few phrases that were once part of everyday speech. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Copywriter's Handbook

    A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells (4th Edition)

    by Robert W. Bly ...
    The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated fourth editionThis is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, multichannel marketers, creative directors, freelance writers, marketing managers . . . even small business owners and information marketers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write both print and online ads, emails, and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Making Numbers Count

    The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers

    A clear, practical, first-of-its-kind guide to communicating and understanding numbers and data—from bestselling business author Chip Heath.How much bigger is a billion than a million?Well, a million seconds is twelve days. A billion seconds is…thirty-two years.Understanding numbers is essential—but humans aren’t built to understand them. Until very recently, most languages had no words for ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

    by Rachel Aaron ...
    "I loved this book! So helpful!" -- Courtney Milan, New York Times Best Selling author of The Governess Affair"Have you ever wanted to double your daily word counts? Do you feel like you're crawling through your story, struggling for each paragraph? Would you like to get more words every day without increasing the time you spend writing or sacrificing quality? It's not impossible, it's not even ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Structuring Your Novel

    Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story

    by K.M. Weiland ...
    Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories?Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the acclaimed Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Beyond the Style Manual: Bundle #1

    3 Beyond the Style Manual GuidesHook, Tagline, and Sinker, by Kris JamesHook, Tagline, and Sinker is a guide for anyone who wants to learn how to write concise, targeted, catchy book descriptions.Potential readers’ first introduction to your writing occurs when they experience your book description. Making that short pitch shine is critical to the success of your book, no matter where you market, ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Story Grid

    What Good Editors Know

    by Shawn Coyne ...
    WHAT IS THE STORY GRID?The Story Grid is a tool developed by editor Shawn Coyne to analyze stories and provide helpful editorial comments. It's like a CT Scan that takes a photo of the global story and tells the editor or writer what is working, what is not, and what must be done to make what works better and fix what's not.The Story Grid is a tool with many applications:It will tell a writer if a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Dear Writer, You Need to Quit

    by Becca Syme ...
    Book 1 - QuitBooks for Writers
    I know, I know, you don’t want to quit writing, and I’m not going to convince you to quit writing. (I’m really not trying to do that…)But what if you could quit other things? Things that weren’t moving the needle? Things that weren’t bringing you the outcome you want? And there are *so* many things you do need to quit, if you want to be a career author.How do I know this? Because I’ve coached ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

    by Dan Jurafsky ...
    A 2015 James Beard Award Finalist: "Eye-opening, insightful, and huge fun to read." —Bee Wilson, author of Consider the ForkWhy do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu?In The ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Gotta Read It!

    Five Simple Steps to a Fiction Pitch that Sells

    by Libbie Hawker ...
    Blurbs, product descriptions, query letters… no matter what you call them, they’re a chore to write. And yet the success of any novel can depend on its pitch. What’s an author to do?In this short, instructive ebook, Libbie Hawker takes the pain out of pitch-writing and shares the secrets of a perfect fiction pitch. Whether you’re an indie writer seeking to improve sales of your self-published ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The 10% Solution

    Self-editing for the Modern Writer

    by Ken Rand ...
    Originally published in 1998 as a saddle-stapled chapbook, this 20 Year Anniversary edition is a MUST for fans of Ken Rand's amazing reference book on self-editing. With exciting new cover art and expanded references, it is not to be missed. This concise book is jammed full of the kind of information it often takes beginning writers years to learn. Ken Rand offers his own advice and twenty-five ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The War of Art

    Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

    "A vital gem...a kick in the ass." -- Esquire"Amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation." -- Jay McInerney"As I closed THE WAR OF ART, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can, so can you." -- Robert McKee, bestselling author of STORYDO YOU:- Dream about writing a great novel?- Regret not finishing your paintings, poems, or screenplays?- Want to ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • GRE Power Vocab

    series Graduate School Test Preparation
    THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS! Ace the GRE verbal sections with 800+ words you need to know to excel.This eBook edition has been optimized for onscreen viewing with cross-linked quiz questions, answers, and explanations.Improving your vocabulary is one of the most important steps you can take to enhance your GRE verbal score. The Princeton Review's GRE Power Vocab is filled with useful ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Making It in Historical Fiction

    by Libbie Hawker ...
    The bestselling author of Take Off Your Pants!, the popular outlining guide for writers, is back with another how-to manual for those seeking to start a career in historical fiction.There’s no doubt that historical fiction is popular with readers. In fact, the genre is expanding all the time, gaining market share and influencing other media at a rapid pace. But the HF market has some peculiar ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • On Revision

    The Only Writing That Counts

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    A trusted editor turns his attention to the most important part of writing: revision.So you’ve just finished writing something? Congratulations! Now revise it. Because revision is about getting from good to better, and it’s only finished when you decide to stop. But where to begin? In On Revision, William Germano shows authors how to take on the most critical stage of writing anything: rewriting ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • How to Read a Book

    With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed ZakariaOriginally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression

    Second Edition

    Book 1 - Writers Helping Writers Series
    The bestselling Emotion Thesaurus, often hailed as “the gold standard for writers” and credited with transforming how writers craft emotion, has now been expanded to include 55 new entries!One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • 301 expressions pour parler comme les Français

    FLE B1-C2

    by Johan Tekfak ...
    « Mon prof est chelou », « Ça fait un bail », « Tu assures »...Les Français utilisent de nombreuses expressions dont la compréhension échappe souvent aux non-francophones et que l'on n'apprend pas toujours dans les cours de langue.Dans ce livre, Johan Tekfak, qui enseigne le FLE et est bien connu sur les réseaux sociaux, explique de manière simple et exemples à l'appui 301 expressions courantes ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Several Short Sentences About Writing

    Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It’s the harmful debris of your education—a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that will change the way you work and think. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $8.99 USD


    A Master List of Plot Ideas, Creative Exercises, and More

    by Bryn Donovan ...
    5,000 Writing Prompts is the must-have resource for novelists, short story writers, screenwriters, poets, creative writing teachers, bloggers, memoir writers, improv actors, and other creators and storytellers.It includes…150 plot ideas for each of these genres: fantasy, science fiction, mystery, romance, young adult, historical fiction, and general fictionhundreds of other master plots from ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • A Search Past Silence

    The Literacy of Young Black Men

    series Language and Literacy Series
    This beautifully written book argues that educators need to understand the social worlds and complex literacy practices of African-American males in order to pay the increasing educational debt we owe all youth and break the school-to-prison pipeline. Moving portraits from the lives of six friends bring to life the structural characteristics and qualities of meaning-making practices, particularly ... Read more

    $36.89 USD

  • Bird by Bird

    Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    by Anne Lamott ...
    From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • On Language

    Chomsky's Classic Works: Language and Responsibility and Reflections on Language

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    The two most popular titles by the noted linguist and critic in one volume—an ideal introduction to his work.On Language features some of Noam Chomsky’s most informal and highly accessible work. In Part I, Language and Responsibility, Chomsky presents a fascinating self-portrait of his political, moral, and linguistic thinking. In Part II, Reflections on Language, Chomsky explores the more general ... Read more

    $15.89 USD