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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Register Your Book

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

Author: David Wogahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944098070

Category: Book registration, National

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.
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The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study

Author: David Wilkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877737

Category: Education

Page: 336

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"To do justice to the postgraduate journey as experienced by the students, quotations and anecdotes from the author's own research ... are drawn upon. These anecdotes provide vivid insights into the postgraduate experience, thereby livening up the text and providing some solace to those facing similar issues in their postgraduate existence' - Education and Training Journal For anyone embarking on postgraduate study, this is an indispensable guide. Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, David Wilkinson provides: Up-to-date information on developments in postgraduate study Guidance on where and how to apply Advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions Help with developing an academic writing style and advice on how to get published. While each consecutive chapter develops and builds upon its predecessor, the book has been designed to be easy to 'dip into' to help resolve a problem or examine an issue of relevance to a particular stage of the process. Detailed yet highly accessible, The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study is a 'must-have' resource for prospective postgraduates, current postgraduates and anyone interested in better understanding postgraduate study in UK universities and colleges. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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The Naked Author - A Guide to Self-publishing

Author: Alison Baverstock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408157098

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 9547

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New digital technology, falling production costs and a new type of company offering publishing services have contributed to self-publishing becoming a viable option for writers, rather than a poor second to finding a commercial publishing deal. Written by a publishing consultant and author, with plenty of advice from other industry professionals, this book offers an objective analysis of the processes and companies involved in self-publishing. It helps you to analyse your objectives, define and meet the needs of your audience and looks at the right kind of content for self publishing. It also provides insight into the editorial processes you will need to put your content through, how to commission services from freelancers and companies and how to get a product worthy of your name. It helps you to understand format and design options, and key issues concerning distribution, sales and marketing. Self-publishing is a costly venture and this guide will help you to scrutinise your investment choices and produce a more professional-looking product. Contains a Foreword by Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords.
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The Little Black Book of Sushi

The Essential Guide to the World of Sushi

Author: Day Zschock

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781441300416

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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Here are the raw facts about sushi, from history and etiquette to tips and recipes. Become a satisfied customer and an inspired sushi chef with this ultimate guide! A great book for any sushi lover!
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Write Your Book

7 Steps and 7 Secrets for Finishing Your Nonfiction Book Sooner Rather Than Later

Author: Amelia Nikolai,Pete Nikolai

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490828389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

View: 416

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Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but dont know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insiders guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way youll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. Youll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!
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From Dissertation to Book

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226288471

Category: Reference

Page: 152

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All new Phd's hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano's From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice. Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another. Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD's the process of careful and thoughtful revision—a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.
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I Win, You Win

The Essential Guide to Principled Negotiation

Author: Carl Lyons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408101904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Negotiation is an essential skill in all areas of life. It is a series of manoeuvres that we move through in order to get the best possible deal for ourselves, our company or organisation. How far we will go to achieve our goals is where the rub lies. Ideally, negotiations should be a 'win-win' experience. Full of useful exercises, case studies and accessible advice, this book will help readers achieve their goals by showing them how to: prepare effectively build rapport communicate openly enhance trust in their business I Win, You Win is a thought-provoking, inspirational and eminently practical aid to getting what you want without compromising your professional integrity.
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The Little Book of Energy Medicine

The Essential Guide to Balancing Your Body's Energies

Author: Donna Eden,Dondi Dahlin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603828

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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The Little Book of Energy Medicine is a simple, easy-to-use "pocket guide" to one of the most powerful alternative health practices in existence today, from world-renowned healer Donna Eden. In this book, Eden draws on more than three decades of experience to offer readers a simple introduction to the core energy medicine exercises she recommends for feeling rejuvenated, happier, more alert, and less anxious. Featuring a Five-Minute Daily Energy Routine for restoring the body’s natural energy flow, in addition to information on specific energy medicine exercises that can help combat a host of health conditions from headaches and nausea to insomnia and the common cold, The Little Book of Energy Medicine is essential reading for anyone looking to improve general health and well-being.
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The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Author: Zina O'Leary

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413051

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

View: 3608

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The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.
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