The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163980

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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Now updated for 2015! The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, and develop marketing and publicity savvy. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.
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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It--successfully!

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076116085X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 481

View: 7995

Presents a guide for aspiring writers on all aspects of getting published, including writing the query letter, getting an agent, signing contracts, working with publishers, assisting in prepub publicity and marketing, and doing book tours.
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Putting Your Passion Into Print

Get Your Book Published Successfully!

Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Sterry

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761138174

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 5165

Presents a guide for aspiring writers on all aspects of getting published, including writing the query letter, getting an agent, signing contracts, working with publishers, assisting in prepub publicity and marketing, and doing book tours.
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The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348896

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 957

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
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Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published

Author: Windy Lynn Harris

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440350832

Category: Authorship

Page: 256

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"The essential guide to getting your work published"--Cover.
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Publishing 101

A First-Time Author’s Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: MBA for Writers

ISBN: 0986312606

Category: Reference

Page: 233

View: 9536

Learn the basics of the publishing industry
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The Complete Guide to Writing & Publishing Your First e-Book

Insider Secrets You Need to Know to Become a Successful Author

Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601386087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1832

The advent of Amazon s Kindle in 2007 allowed millions of writers to make the leap from paper to the electronic screen. Several eReader competitors recently joined the ring, introducing products such as the Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, the updated Sony Reader, and Samsung Papyrus. The publishing world is experiencing a revolution with these electronic readers and you can catch up to speed by learning the ins and outs of publishing with this low-cost, high-profit publisher. The Complete Guide to Writing & Publishing Your First eBook is a guide for anyone who s dreamt about becoming a published author and is intrigued by the profitable new prospect of ePublishing but didn t know where to start. EBook sales hovered around $500 million at the end of 2009, and are steadily climbing. If you re passionate about writing and using new technology to market yourself and your work, this book will explain how you can do what you love and increase your earning potential. Start off with understanding what an eBook is and the differences between traditional and digital publishing, and the benefits involved. You will identify and learn the details of more than 15 eReaders, including the three top-selling: Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. You will employ the basics of analyzing your audience, brainstorming, writing, editing, and marketing according to the type of eReader. You will learn the process of getting your book published, how to change or alter the format or style of your book to match the necessities of the eReader, and how to optimize the format of any text for e-reading. We spent dozens of hours interviewing writers who are experts in the art of digital publishing to provide a complete overview of everything you need to know about publishing your eBook. Not only will you learn how to upload your work through an eReader, you will also hone your writing skills with tips, writing exercises, and writing resources. You will learn how to target your book to the right demographic and what you can do to promote your book in online inventories. You will learn the basics of viral marketing promotion, SEO, and building a business with digital publications. You will learn how to work with your eReader to produce innovative content, and you will learn how to monitor for updates to the electronic publishing industry. No matter what your goals are, you can start publishing from your home with eReader technology
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Register Your Book

The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, and LCCNs

Author: David Wogahn

Publisher: PartnerPress.org

ISBN: 1944098062

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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LEARN THE RIGHT WAY... ...to set your book up for long-term success, improve sales opportunities, and protect your investment, including: Everything you need to know about ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, & LCCNs. Make sure your book can be distributed by any distributor. Never have to abandon your hard-earned reader reviews. Ensure your book can be printed by any printer. Add your book to the major book industry databases. Prevent your advance reading copies from being re-sold. Avoid legal headaches and missed filing deadlines. “Straightforward and easy to digest, this is one how-to that every new author or publisher should have in their arsenal!" —Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press and author of Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing “An essential guide to publishing identifiers, their benefits and uses, and (most importantly) what NOT to do. Required reading for every new entrant into book publishing – and for those who have been here a while, it’s never too late to go back to the sound fundamentals that David Wogahn provides here." —Laura Dawson, Numerical Gurus “...proceed with confidence in spending your time and dollars to get it done right, the first time.” —Carla King, Self-Pub Boot Camp “…a thorough and deceptively simple guide for independent authors and publishers…” —Kim Anderson, Founder and CEO, The Reading Room
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How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent.

A Complete Guide for Finding a Traditional Publisher and Writing a Successful Manuscript Submission Packet.

Author: Elisabet Holm

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475060638

Category: Education

Page: 64

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“How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent” is a complete guide for a first time author and self-published authors on how to find a traditional publisher and how to write an excellent submission package. “How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent” lists reputable and traditional U.S. publishers that accept manuscripts directly from the author, eliminating the need for a literary agent. You will also find detailed instructions and samples on how to write a professional query letter, synopsis and book marketing plan to “sell” your book to the publisher. Many publishers ask authors to submit a query letter, synopsis and book marketing plan before they ask for a full manuscript. Unless you know how to write these successfully, your book will never reach the editors desk.“How to Get Your Book Published Without an Agent” also gives a list of reputable low-cost self-publishers and self-publishers to avoid. You will get a complete picture of what self-publishing involves and which company you should go with if your attempt to acquire a traditional publisher is unsuccessful.
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How to Publish Your Novel

Author: Kenneth John Atchity,Andrea McKeown,Julie Mooney,Margaret O'Connor

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 707

A successful literary manager tells you how to maximize your odds of getting your work in print.
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7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book

How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and a Manuscript in Your Hands!

Author: Ann McIndoo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628650037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 5227

7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book' teaches you how to write your book using examples and exercises. Totally interactive, the reader participates in learning how to prepare to write, creates a writer's Identity and their own powerful Writer's Power Tools. The book offers solutions for procrastination and strategies for dealing with "writer's block." The reader learns how to "Schedule Your Success" and get the book out of their head on to the paper.
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What Editors Do

The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Author: Peter Ginna

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630003X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor’s vital role at each stage of the publishing process—a role that extends far beyond marking up the author’s text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever.
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Get Your Book Published!

From Contracts to Covers, Editing to EBooks, to Marketing and Sales, What Every Writer and Author Should Know

Author: David W. Welday, III

Publisher: Higherlife Development Services

ISBN: 9781939183002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 116

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A comprehensive guide to the business of getting your book published. Some topics discussed include navigating the terms of a publishing contract, understanding the role of a literary agent, learning the sales channels where your book can be sold, and building a foundation for marketing that will get you noticed.
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Science Blogging

The Essential Guide

Author: Christie Wilcox

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300197551

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of twenty-seven of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community, offering help in a wide range of digital areas, including blogging, creating podcasts, tweeting, and more. With step-by-step guidance and one-stop expertise, this is the book every scientist, science writer, and practitioner needs to approach the Wild West of the Web with knowledge and confidence.
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Essential Guide to Freelance Writing

How to Write, Work, and Thrive on Your Own Terms

Author: Zachary Petit

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639055

Category: Reference

Page: 234

View: 917

"So you want to be a freelance writer. Great! But now you're faced with a laundry list of questions: Should I freelance full time or part time? Should I write for magazines, newspapers, or online markets? How do I dream up the perfect article idea, and how do I pitch it successfully? How do I negotiate contracts, foster relationships with editors, and start getting steady work while avoiding financial panic attacks and unpleasant ulcers? The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing won't just show you how to survive your freelancing writing career--it will teach you how to truly thrive"--
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How to Get Happily Published, Fifth Edition

Complete and Candid Guide, A

Author: Judith Appelbaum

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062735098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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The classic, bestselling guide to getting published In the 20 years since it first appeared, hundreds of thousands of writers'professionals as well as beginners--have read, followed and benefited from How to Get Happily Published. This new edition adds material on making deals with publishers (and what's important), working with small publishers (and when that's preferable), capitalizing on contacts (and where to make them), deciding whether to self-publish (and how much that costs), using new electronic media (to publish; to get information, publicity, promotion and sales; and to connect with enthusiastic readers), and making your work sell better (whoever the publisher is). Plus hundreds of new resources--books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, groups, experts and Internet sites covering every step of the publishing process.
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The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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