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The Complete idiot's guide to getting published

Author: Bykofsky, Sheree ; Sander, Jennifer Basye Series: Complete idiot's guides Publisher: Alpha Books, 2000.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 341 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0028639197Type of document: Book Bibliography/Index:
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published Contents at a Glance Part 1: Great Expectations: In Which You Begin to Write 1 1 So, Why Write? 3 How to decide what really motivates you--and where it might lead. 2 Write What? 13 23 33 The major book categories explained. 3 If You Need an Idea, Stalk the Bestseller List How the pros create book ideas with big sales potential. 4 Super-Stealth Market Research Techniques The best ways for you to identify the market and the competition for your book. 5 What's Hot, What's Not 43 An insider's look at what's selling now, in which categories. Part 2: Gone with the Wind: Submitting to Publishers 6 Submit What? 53 55 What you need to know about the submission process to make sure your proposal is reviewed. 7 Query Letters That Sell Nonfiction 63 73 83 How to write an effective query letter to an editor or agent. 8 Bulletproof Nonfiction Book Proposals Writing proposals that can really sell your book. 9 Fun with Fiction How the proposal protocol works for fiction. Part 3: Romancing the Stone: How to Get a Book Contract 10 What's an Agent For, Anyway? 91 93 103 113 121 133 141 Just what an agent can--and cannot--do for you. 11 Finding and Working with an Agent How to get an agent interested in you and your work. 12 What You Can Expect from an Agent How agents try to sell books. 13 Submitting Without an Agent Doing it all on your own (and succeeding). 14 Behind Closed Doors The mysteries of editorial meetings revealed. 15 The Party of the First Part Understanding a book publishing contract. Part 4: War and Peace: Working with a Publisher 16 I Signed a Contract--Now What? 155 157 167 177 Meeting deadlines and other writerly struggles. 17 Saying Goodbye to Your Baby Properly preparing your manuscript for your publisher. 18 Welcome to the Home Team! Understanding the production process and how to do your part. 19 Proper Care and Feeding of Your Editor 187 195 How to maintain a good relationship with your editor. 20 So How Does My Book Get into the Stores? Catalogs, conferences, sales reps, and the stores' book buyers. The Byzantine world of the retail book store. 21 Maximum Publicity for Maximum Sales 205 217 227 Understanding publicity and what it can do for your book. 22 Television and Online Publicity How to publicize yourself and your book. 23 Real-Life Publicity and Marketing Ideas Stories of real authors and how they made their book sales soar. Part 5: My Brilliant Career: Continuing Your Career as an Author 24 After the Party Is Over 237 239 249 259 Understanding the life cycle of a book. 25 Writing for Money Ideas on how to make money with your writing skills. 26 Working with Book Packagers What packagers do, and how you can link up with them. Appendixes A Great Books for Writers B More Good Resources C Sample Proposals: Christmas Miracles and 267 269 273 293 297 305 307 313 323 331 The Quotable Businesswoman D E G Sample Author/Agent Agreement Sample Publishing Contract Sample Collaboration Agreement F Sample Press Release H Selected Writers' Conferences Glossary Index

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