Nick Rennie, pictured left, has penned How To Become A Journalist, which is aimed at adults who wants a career change as well as trainees, school leavers and university students.
The book includes templates which show aspiring reporters how to write news stories and features in a journalistic style.
There are also chapters on how to use social media and how to take press photographs, plus advice on covering court cases and preparing for job interviews.
Nick began his career at the Melton Times, in Leicestershire, in 1988.
More recently he has worked for Johnston Press titles in the East Midlands, including the Rutland and Stamford Mercury, Grantham Journal, Spalding Guardian, Lincolnshire Free Press and the paper where he began his career.
Said Nick: “I wrote the book because I was often being asked for advice by people who were interested in becoming a journalist.
“I also thought there was a need for a book which provided guidance for trainees with nuggets of information you don’t always find in text books.
“News teams are much smaller now than when I started out so there is often not enough time for senior journalists to help guide the careers of trainees. Hopefully this book will help fill the void.”
He added: “I’ve learned from working alongside some great people and I am trying to pass on some of these lessons in this book.
“I’ve actually done just about every job in a newspaper over the last 20-odd years, including reporter, news editor, sub-editor, sports editor and, on occasions, I’ve even gone out to take the day’s photographs. And this has really helped me write such a comprehensive book.
“Today’s journalists have to be all-rounders and I’m confident the book will help prepare those coming into the industry.”
How To Become A Journalist is available on Amazon UK as a paperback or a Kindle eBook.