Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Author: Susan Rabiner,Alfred Fortunato

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340211

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.
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The Business of Being a Writer

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022639333X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.
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Bridging the Soft Skills Gap

How to Teach the Missing Basics to Todays Young Talent

Author: Bruce Tulgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118725646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Based on more than twenty years of research, Bruce Tulgan, renowned expert on the millennial workforce, offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership?complete with ninety-two step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use.
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The Agents Directory

The Essential Writer's Reference : Everything You Need to Know to Sell Your Book Or Script

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 9781578601448

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.
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2005 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Kathryn Brogan

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582973289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada
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The Writer's Market

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582971896

Category: Authorship

Page: 1111

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Here you will find thousands of completely updated listings (plus 1,100+ brand new publishing opportunities) for book publishers, consumer magazines, script buyers, trade & professional journals, plus more than 300 agents! No other reference provides such complete AND current information.
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2004 Writer's Market Online

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan,Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582971902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1120

View: 1635

A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors
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Opportunities in Writing Careers

Author: Elizabeth Foote-Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071458727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 157

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Offers advice on writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and describes writing careers in newspapers, magazines, television, advertising, and science.
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Getting It Published, 2nd Edition

A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226288420

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Since 2001 William Germano’s Getting It Published has helped thousands of scholars develop a compelling book proposal, find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors. But a lot has changed in the past seven years. With the publishing world both more competitive and more confusing—especially given the increased availability of electronic resources—this second edition of Germano’s best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the “via electronica” now touches every aspect of writing and publishing. And although scholars now research, write, and gain tenure in a digital world, they must continue to ensure that their work meets the requirements of their institutions and the needs of their readers. Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them. They’ll discover the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. In a new afterword, they’ll also find helpful advice on what they can—and must—do to promote their work. A true insider’s guide to academic publishing, the second edition of Getting It Published will help authors understand what to expect from the publishing process, from manuscript to finished book and beyond.
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Lieber Mr. Salinger

Author: Joanna Rakoff

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641091586

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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„Eine Liebeserklärung an die Zeit kurz vor der digitalen Revolution und an die immerwährende Kraft der Literatur.“ The Chicago Tribune Von ihnen gibt es Hunderte: blitzgescheite junge Frauen, frisch von der Uni und mit dem festen Vorsatz, in der Welt der Bücher Fuß zu fassen. Joanna Rakoff war eine von ihnen. 1996 kommt sie nach New York, um die literarische Szene zu erobern. Doch zunächst landet sie in einer Agentur für Autoren und wird mit einem Büroalltag konfrontiert, der sie in eine längst vergangen geglaubte Zeit katapultiert. Joanna lernt erst das Staunen kennen, dann einen kauzigen Kultautor – und schließlich sich selber.
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2007 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Joanna Masterson

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 3853

Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada
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2008 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Winning

Das ist Management

Author: Jack Welch,Suzy Welch

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593423359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Mit diesem Buch erhalten Sie das E-Book inklusive! Jack Welch ist die größte lebende Managementlegende. General Electric wurde unter seiner Führung eines der erfolgreichsten Unternehmen der Welt. In »Winning« gibt er sein fundiertes Wissen weiter – handfeste, erprobte und garantiert wirksame Methoden – die ihn bis heute weltweit einflussreich machen. Welch verrät, was zu tun ist, um als Manager außergewöhnlich erfolgreich zu werden. »Sie werden nie wieder ein anderes Managementbuch benötigen!« Warren Buffett
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The Chicago Manual of Style

Author: University of Chicago. Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226104034

Category: Authorship

Page: N.A

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Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
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How to Write About Music

Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
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Sinneswechsel

Gelegenheitsessays

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462309269

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

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Essays über Literatur, Kino, Kunst, Familie und alles dazwischen Zadie Smith wirft in diesem Band einen Blick auf das Leben – in kultureller und persönlicher Hinsicht. Ihre leidenschaftlichen und präzisen Essays handeln von großer Literatur und schlechten Filmen, von ihrer eigenen Familie und der Welt der Philosophie, von Comedians und Diven. Wie hat George Eliots Liebesleben ihr Schreiben beeinflusst? Warum hat Kafka morgens um fünf geschrieben? Worin ähneln sich Barack Obama und Eliza Doolittle? Kann man bei einer Oscar-Verleihung overdressed sein? Was ist italienischer Feminismus? Wenn Roland Barthes den Autor getötet hat, kann Nabokov ihn dann wieder zum Leben erwecken? Und ist »Date Movie« der schlechteste Film aller Zeiten? Journalistische Arbeiten im weitesten Sinne: vom Feinsten, intelligent und lustig, ein Geschenk für Leser. Ein Essay ist mehr als eine Kolumne, in der jemand eine Meinung kundtut: Hier wird er zu einem hellen Raum, in dem frei gedacht wird.
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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