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.
Author: Amelia Nikolai
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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!
Author: Peter K. Ryan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
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.
An eighteenth edition provides up-to-date information on more than 1,200 Christian literary markets, listing agents, special markets contacts, editorial services, writers' conferences and groups, contests, resources, and more. Original.
Author: Penny C. Sansevieri
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics
Writing a book is hard enough. Publishing it shouldn't be. "Get Published Today " is the definitive guide to getting your book published. From New York publishing to eBooks to self-publishing, this is the one comprehensive and insightful book that covers it all. Your Step-by-Step Roadmap to Publishing Success Tired of all those rejection letters? Find out how millions of authors like you are erasing old barriers to get their books published. "Get Published Today " explores the entire publishing industry and shows you the shortcuts and insider tips you need to successfully publish your book. We'll Teach You: How New York publishing really works How to get published in ninety days ... or less How to jump on the eBook bandwagon Hundreds of publishing and marketing resources Here's What's Inside: A step-by-step guide to getting published, packed with strategies, tips, and the secrets you need to know How to sell your book in the foreign market and make great money Savvy marketing tips and tricks to kick your marketing plan into high gear About the Author Penny C. Sansevieri is an adjunct instructor at NYU, teaching self-publishing. She is also CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., the leading marketing and publicity company for publishers and authors.
Profits from Pages Self-publishing is a fast-growing industry, and bookstores and consumers alike now acknowledge the value of self-published books. In this valuable guide, industry experts coach you in becoming a player in the self-publishing arena—whether it is self-publishing your own book or providing professional services for others who want to self-publish. Our experts reveal the tricks of the self-publishing trade: how to evaluate book ideas and recognize a hot-seller; how to develop an effective marketing plan; getting books reviewed and landing great publicity; getting books into traditional and non-traditional sales channels; tapping into the potential of online publishing, and more. Addresses dramatic game-changers including print-on-demand and ebooks Reviews industry player offerings including Ingram and Amazon Covers critical marketing tools including author websites and social media marketing Features interviews with industry insiders and practicing self-published authors Plus, a quick-reference guide to every step in the publishing process helps you along your way.
Author: Thomas A. Williams
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Release Date: 2002
Genre: 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.