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.
Release on 2010-11-11 | by Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry
How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully
Author: Arielle Eckstut,David Henry Sterry
Pubpsher: Workman Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
500 Authors on Creativity, Craft, and the Writing Life
Author: Jim Fisher
Pubpsher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
If you have ever stared at a page that remains stubbornly blank; if you have ever wondered why writers write, or whether good writers are born or made; if you are a novelist, playwright, poet, or journalist, or simply delight in the written word, The Writer's Quote book is for you. Whether you keep it in your office, on your coffee table, next to your keyboard or your bed, this rich compendium of over one thousand quotations will inspire, invigorate, and illuminate the often challenging, sometimes humorous, but always fascinating task of those who bring words to life.From William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway to Doris Lessing and Joyce Carol Oates, more than five hundred published writers put pen to paper on what the literary life is all about. Selections come from seasoned professionals as well as those just establishing their voice, and they represent a variety of nationalities and genres. The book is divided into three sections. The first part is devoted to the creative process, including thoughts on where writers get their ideas, the role of inspiration, what kind of people write, and where talent comes from. In part two, the subject shifts to writing as a craft. Here, authors ponder the creation of protagonists and points of view, the writing of dialogue, setting and description, creating plots, and the anatomy of style. The final third of the book deals with the challenges and rewards that come with the writing life. Subjects in this section include the economic realities of writing, classes, conferences, and workshops, dealing with rejection and bad reviews, writing habits and rituals, despair, alcohol, and suicide, and fame.Articulated with elegant metaphor, in straightforward prose, or with wry wit, the carefully selected and thoughtfully organized quotations come together to form a narrative that entertains, informs, and in the case of aspiring writers, shows the way to better writing.Jim Fisher is a professor emeritus at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of five nonfiction books, including The Lindbergh Case (Rutgers University Press) and Ten Percent of Nothing.
Release on 2011-09-27 | by Diane Elizabeth Kelleher
Author: Diane Elizabeth Kelleher
Pubpsher: Author House
As the title suggests, this book concerns the art and life of the world's only "American Linear Impressionist", Lilian Westcott Hale. Born in Connecticut in 1881, Hale was educated primarily at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and lived for many years in nearby Dedham, moving to Charlottesville, Virginnia after the death of her beloved educator, art critic, author, and painter husband, Philip Leslie Hale. A woman, Hale far outpaced the success of many men, including her husband. During her early decades of activity, Hale garnered innumerable national awards, accolades, and prizes, and international acclaim for her oil portraits of children, women in interiors, and charoal sketches of snowy landscapes, all created in an Impressionist style utilizing only vertical strokes. Hale was the originator and sole practitioner of a technique which paradoxically used line in an Impressionist manner. While her classic art fell out of favor during the Modernist 1940s, it is now once again very much in vogue.
While many writers dream of seeing their books in print, most don't succeed simply because they don't know the ropes. Written by a publisher with over three decades of experience, How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book was designed to maximize your chance of getting your nonfiction work published. The book begins by helping you define your book's category, audience, and marketplace. You are then guided in choosing the most appropriate publishing companies for your work, crafting a winning proposal, and submitting your package in the best way possible. Special sections allow you to be a savvy player in the contract game, and fill you in on options such as self-publishing. Most important, this book helps you avoid the errors that often prevent writers from reaching their goal. Here is a proven system for taking your work from the desk drawer to the bookstore.
Reference\Book Publishing WHY NOT PUBLISH YOURSELF? Make more money, get to press sooner and keep control of your work. Here is your complete reference for writing, printing, publishing, promoting, marketing and distributing books. You will refer to this guide again and again. You will discover how easy it is to: -- Build your book rather than just write it-and copyright it in your name. -- Bypass the publishers and go directly to an affordable short-run book printer. -- Work with editors, typesetters, cover artists and the media. -- Set up your own publishing company and take the tax breaks. -- Make your book into eBook, downloadable, CD, audio and other versions. -- Get your book into chain bookstores, online bookstores, specialty stores and catalogs. All about Book promotion. -- Use links to our Web site-packed with valuable forms, checklists and other resources. See the Table of Contents. This is the first book I recommend to those considering becoming a publisher. -Jan Nathan, Executive Director, Publishers Marketing Association This is the best self-publishing manual on the market.-Judith Appelbaum, How to Get Happily Published Dan Poynter has generously guided thousands to authorship. -Dr. Robert Muller, Past Assistant Secretary General of the UN Dan Poynter, the author of more than 120 books, has been a successful publisher since 1969. He is an evangelist for books, an ombudsman for authors and an advocate for publishers. Dan's seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been covered in The Wall Street Journal and his story has been told in U.S. News & World Report. The Father of Self-Publishing, he is the leading authority on how to write, publish and promote books. This best-selling manual on self-publishing has shown thousands of people the faster, surer way to break into print. What are you waiting for?
Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation
Author: Rosalie Maggio
?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: ? Apologies and sympathy letters ? Letters to the editor ? Cover letters ? Fundraising requests ? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.
The Complete Guide to Getting Your Poetry Published
Author: Thomas A. Williams
Pubpsher: Sentient Publications
Category: Business & Economics
A motivational gem for every poet! Easy to read and accessible to all, this how-to book teaches the ins and outs of working with magazine and book publishers to get poetry published. It also provides instruction for those who want to self-publish their work.