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.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published


Author: Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974052011
Category:
Page: 372
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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published By Arielle Eckstut

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 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: 5156
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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

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.

How to Write It, Third Edition

A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write
Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607740486
Category: Reference
Page: 432
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Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

You Should Really Write a Book

How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir
Author: Regina Brooks,Brenda Lane Richardson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250015669
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
View: 353
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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

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
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Learn the basics of the publishing industry

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
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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!

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.

Careers in Electronic Publishing


Author: Peter K. Ryan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448896002
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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The publishing industry is rapidly evolving and jobs in the business are changing as well. This book introduces readers to the variety of fields in electronic publishing. Readers learn about the education required to enter the business, including the technical and computer skills necessary. They learn about the basic concepts in publishing electronically, such as editing, production, and distribution, as well as copyright, piracy, and changing business models. The book outlines the various jobs, among them writers, editors, production editors, designers, and marketing and distribution professionals. Tools for electronic publishing, such as Photoshop and InDesign are introduced. Content platforms such as XML and ePub are also explained along with new promotion tools including social media. Finally, the book takes a look at what the future of electronic publishing may be. It serves as a great resource for those who are interested in publishing the written word in the digital age.

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.

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication

Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication
Author: Folk, Moe
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466626941
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 461
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Digital technology plays a vital role in today's need for instant information access. The simplicity of acquiring and publishing online information presents new challenges in establishing and evaluating online credibility. Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication highlights important approaches to evaluating the credibility of digital sources and techniques used for various digital fields. This book brings together research in computer mediated communication along with the affects digital culture and online credibility.

Before You Hit Send

Preventing Headache and Heartache
Author: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718095405
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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When will we learn? With every sunrise we are given plenty of new examples of people “Hitting Send” and soon regretting it. Social media means what it says: it is social! Our methods of communication today allow for something to potentially be broadcast to everyone from Pekin, Illinois to Peking, China. But it’s not only Twitter fanatics who can find themselves in trouble. Every single one of us is capable of falling prey to this growing plague. Every day we have the potential of both verbal and written blunders. It makes no difference if we are talking to a stranger over a meat counter, chatting on a cell phone with our mother, or sending an e-mail to a coworker; we can and do miscommunicate and people can and do get the wrong idea. When we don't pause long enough to think before speaking or writing, it commonly yields a misunderstanding and leads to a clash. We end up being the person who said, “You know that sphere of the brain that stops you from saying something that you shouldn't? Well, I don’t have one of those.” This book is about preventing that misunderstanding and allowing for understanding. Said another way, preempting people from getting the wrong idea and enabling them to get the right idea! We all need work in this area in far more ways than just glancing through a checklist. From external examples to internal turmoil, Before You Hit Send is about the four things we must think through before communicating. In all things we wish to say or write, we would be wise to ask ourselves, Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it clear? When we ask and answer these four questions honestly, we will be thinking wisely before we speak. But to explore this fully, we need to find out a whole lot more about ourselves and uncover why we consciously and subconsciously get into these communication disasters to begin with. You may be surprised what you discover about yourself. Shall we begin?

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book
Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528279
Category: Reference
Page: 293
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Explains how to write and market a non-fiction book proposal, covering such topics as drafting a concept statement, submitting sample chapters, and writing query letters.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents 2006


Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Writer
ISBN: 9780977268207
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 944
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This 15th annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.

Get Published!

Professionally, Affordably, Fast
Author: Diane Gedymin,Susan Driscoll
Publisher: iUniverse Star
ISBN: 9781450211062
Category: Reference
Page: 300
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You Can Make Your Dream a Reality Writers who want to see their work in print have more options today than ever before: traditional publishing (get almost everything done for you), self-publishing on your own (do it all yourself) and supported self-publishing (get all the help you need). Get Published! gives you an insider's look at book publishing-how it works and how you can make it work for you-and introduces you to the entire iUniverse process, from preparing your manuscript all the way through marketing and selling your published book. Get Published! tells you everything you need to know to Get Started Learn how to go from an idea to a finished manuscript. Get Informed Discover the publishing options available to aspiring authors today. Get Support Take advantage of services that will help you make your book the best it can be. Get Published Find out how using the latest publishing technology can save you time and money. Get Noticed Hone your marketing skills to earn recognition for your efforts and talent. Few accomplishments can give you the same satisfaction as holding your published book in your hands. With the help of Get Published!, you can achieve that special personal goal.

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.

On Writing


Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

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: 7974
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"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"--