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

View: 8731

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing For Young Adults

Author: Deborah Perlberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 1381

This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents, 28th edition

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

View: 2470

If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of hundreds of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about 245 publishers and imprints, lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2017

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 7345

Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Don Prues

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7206

Writers who want the marketing savvy and career counseling an agent can provide will find their most promising prospects here. This book lists more than 500 literary and script agents in the United States and Canada. Writers also will find articles on: -- how a script or screenplay package is put together -- understanding the author-agent relationship -- pros and cons of both fee-charging and non-fee charging agents

The Book Publishing Industry

Author: Albert N. Greco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136850341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 7915

The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.

Literary Agents

A Writer's Introduction

Author: John F. Baker

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780028617404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3341

Featuring in-depth interviews with the industry's leaders, this title is an insider's guide to the most powerful literary agents and how to find the right one.

How to Get A Literary Agent

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234031

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 1440

Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a

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: 7289

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative

Author: David Herman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521856965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 9591

A unique and valuable overview of current approaches to narrative study, first published in 2007.

How Not to Write a Novel

Author: David Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749006808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7303

The anti- self help guide to getting published that tells it like it is - all you really need to know about the publishing game and more than you ever suspected. A must-read for any aspiring author.

Member of the Family

My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties

Author: Dianne Lake,Deborah Herman

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780062695574

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 2705

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls." At age fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them—became one of "Charlie’s girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles’ White Album and Manson’s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group’s descent into madness as she lived it. Though she never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution’s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later took her into his home, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life. While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history. Member of the Family includes 16 pages of photographs.

Plotting the Novel

Author: Michael Legat

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780709047704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 3714

The emphasis throughout is on practical advice, based on the author's long experience as a publisher, as the author of more than a dozen published books and as a teacher of creative writing. This book is a guide to the intricacies of plotting. Michael Legat has written An Author's Guide to Publishing, Writing For Pleasure and Profit and The Nuts and Bolts of Writing.

A Certain Slant of Light

Author: Laura Whitcomb

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349138

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5944

In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.

The Art of Fielding

A Novel

Author: Chad Harbach

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316192163

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3462

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

Syrup

A Novel

Author: Max Barry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153697

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3732

Now a major motion picture starring Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz, and Brittany Snow Scat (formerly known as Michael Holloway) is young, underemployed, and trying to make it in Los Angeles. When he comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he’s sure he’ll become the next overnight sensation, maybe even retire early. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America there are no sure things and Scat finds that he has to fight to save his idea if his yet-to-be-realized career will ever get off the ground. With the help of a scarily gorgeous and brilliant marketing director named 6, he sets out on a mission to grab hold the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him. This sharp-witted novel is a scathingly funny satire of celebrity, the pop culture machine, and the length to which a guy will go to get ahead—and get a date while doing it.

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

View: 3697

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.

Keywords in Creative Writing

Author: Wendy Bishop,David Starkey

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 3283

Wendy Bishop and David Starkey have created a remarkable resource volume for creative writing students and other writers just getting started. In two- to ten-page discussions, these authors introduce forty-one central concepts in the fields of creative writing and writing instruction, with discussions that are accessible yet grounded in scholarship and years of experience. Keywords in Creative Writing provides a brief but comprehensive introduction to the field of creative writing through its landmark terms, exploring concerns as abstract as postmodernism and identity politics alongside very practical interests of beginning writers, like contests, agents, and royalties. This approach makes the book ideal for the college classroom as well as the writer’s bookshelf, and unique in the field, combining the pragmatic accessibility of popular writer’s handbooks, with a wider, more scholarly vision of theory and research.

Author 101

Bestselling Secrets from Top Agents

Author: Rick Frishman,Robyn Freedman Spizman,Mark Steisel

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781593374174

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 902

This new series of instructional books helps beginning writers navigate the crowded publishing marketplace. It's an all-in-one publishing curriculum for anyone who has ever wanted to turn a good idea into a bestseller.

Ahab's Return

or, The Last Voyage

Author: Jeffrey Ford

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062679031

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8582

A bold and intriguing fabulist novel that reimagines two of the most legendary characters in American literature—Captain Ahab and Ishmael of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick—from the critically acclaimed Edgar and World Fantasy award-winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year. At the end of a long journey, Captain Ahab returns to the mainland to confront the true author of the novel Moby-Dick, his former shipmate, Ishmael. For Ahab was not pulled into the ocean’s depths by a harpoon line, and the greatly exaggerated rumors of his untimely death have caused him grievous harm—after hearing about Ahab’s demise, his wife and child left Nantucket for New York, and now Ahab is on a desperate quest to find them. Ahab’s pursuit leads him to The Gorgon’s Mirror, the sensationalist tabloid newspaper that employed Ishmael as a copy editor while he wrote the harrowing story of the ill-fated Pequod. In the penny press’s office, Ahab meets George Harrow, who makes a deal with the captain: the newspaperman will help Ahab navigate the city in exchange for the exclusive story of his salvation from the mouth of the great white whale. But their investigation—like Ahab’s own story—will take unexpected, dangerous, and ultimately tragic turns. Told with wisdom, suspense, a modicum of dry humor and horror, and a vigorous stretching of the truth, Ahab’s Return charts an inventive and intriguing voyage involving one of the most memorable characters in classic literature, and pays homage to one of the greatest novels ever written.