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Curtis, Richard

Overview
Works: 51 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 5,275 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Sophisticated comedy films  Biography  Juvenile works  Humor  Television comedies  Fiction  Television specials 
Roles: Author, Editor, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Richard Curtis
 
Most widely held works by Richard Curtis
Mastering the business of writing by Richard Curtis( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 766 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
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
Beyond the bestseller : a literary agent takes you inside the book business by Richard Curtis( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Malcolm X by Richard Curtis( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 323 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
This business of publishing : an insider's view of current trends and tactics by Richard Curtis( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THIS BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING has been hailed by literary agent Michael Larsen as & quot;must reading for writers, agents and anyone else who cares about the future of publishing. & quot; 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 & quot;blockbuster mentality & quot; 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
Chiang Kai-shek by Richard Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 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
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 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be your own literary agent : the business of getting a book published by Richard Curtis( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vicar of Dibley : specials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleepy English village of Dibley is plunged into an uproar when its new vicar turns out to be a woman. And not just any woman, but the unconventional Geraldine Granger who brings her own earthy spirit and humor to the pulpit
So much to live for by Althea Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 186 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
How to be your own literary agent : an insider's guide to getting your book published by Richard Curtis( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 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
The tall guy by Mel Smith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dexter King is an actor whose string of failures has forced him to accept the straight man role in a ridiculous stage play called "The Rubber Face Revue." Oversized and under-appreciated, Dexter is the embattled buffoon who eventually outshines his wildly popular co-star. His pathetic life is turned around when he lands the lead role in the musical version of "The elephant man."
How to prosper in the coming apocalypse by Richard Curtis( )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 140 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 Perez arson mystery by Irwin Touster( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 124 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 suicide squad by Richard Curtis( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Bolt doesn't know what the Racers' star quarterback has to do with the game no gambler would touch, but it smells like a mighty fishy fix. When Jimmy Quinn doesn't show for a meeting and has disappeared, Bolt suspects more than a thrown game. Quinn's books show a few shady deals, but nothing too suspicious. Now Bolt has a dead gambler on his hands, and what he wants to know is ... is Quinn next on the list or a cold-blooded killer? No one ever said the sports business was a cup of tea and Dave Bolt takes his coffee strong, bitter and black
Mr. Bean, the ultimate collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Mr. Bean, a grown man who is seemingly incapable of doing the simplest task without some hysterical mishap!
Blackadder goes forth by Richard Curtis( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Curtis' and Ben Elton's award-winning comedy in which the ubiquitous Blackadder, ably hampered by the loyal Baldrick, wreaks havoc throughout the centuries
The runaway bus mystery by Irwin Touster( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of a lawyer friend, three children investigate a controversial bus accident
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot by Dearbhla Walsh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench star in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's book directed by Dearbhla Walsh and co-written by Richard Curtis. The film follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman) as he tricks his neighbour, and love interest, Mrs Silver (Dench) into believing her frustratingly slow-growing pet tortoise Alfie has been cured by the powers of a made-up magic chant. However, unbeknown to Mrs Silver, Mr Hoppy has been replacing Alfie with increasingly larger tortoises as time passes. Will Mrs Silver ever see through her neighbour's ruse?
 
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Mastering the business of writing
Alternative Names
Curtis, Richard Alan

Ричард Кёртис

カーチス, リチャード

Languages
English (66)

French (3)

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Four Weddings and a FuneralThis business of publishing : an insider's view of current trends and tacticsHow to be your own literary agent : the business of getting a book publishedHow to be your own literary agent : an insider's guide to getting your book published