Getting Your Book Published for Dummies
Written from both sides of the editor's desk -- by a widely published writer and a HarperCollins veteran publisher -- this guide puts in your hand the advice you need to: * Pick an idea * Approach the publisher * Craft proposals and queries * Work with agents, or act as your own * Self-publish * Negotiate a contract * Create the actual book * Sell your published book Full of examples, proposals, query letters, and war stories drawn from the authors' extensive experience, Getting Your Book Published For Dummies shows you how to clear all the hurdles faced by today's writers -- freeing up precious time for you to refine your manuscript. You'll get the inside scoop on: * Titling your book * Major publishers, smaller houses, niche publishers, university presses, and spiritual and religious publishers * The 12 elements of a successful nonfiction proposal * How editors read queries * Submitting fiction * Publishing outside the box * And much more Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is the clear, A-Z handbook that makes the entire process plain and practicable. You don't need to be a celebrity. You don't need to be some kind of publishing insider. All you need to do is write.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 187.96 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
- 15 Jan 2002
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
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--Scott Adams, creator, Dilbert
Find out how to draft attention-getting proposals and queries
"A must read for any aspiring professional writer."
--Peter Maas, author, Underboss and The Terrible Hours
Consider this friendly guide your tour of the publishing industry - from understanding the business and its players to the art of negotiating advances, options, and rights. Take advantage of industry insider Sarah Parsons Zackheim's decades of experience and find out how to refine your book idea, submit winning queries, get an agent, and more!
Praise for Getting Your Book Published For Dummies(R)
"Dig your well before you're thirsty, and before you write your first book, don't just read Getting Your Book Published For Dummies . . . study it!."
- Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive
"An excellent common-sense guide filled with inspiring anecdotes."
-- Vicky Bijur, President, AAR, Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc.
Discover how to:
Choose a book idea Get inspired to write Find a market for your work Choose a publisher Act as your own agent Negotiate your contract Self-publish your book on the Web
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