How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully
Author: Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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.
Many long to write a book. They dream of having a book on their shelves, with their name on the cover. Many dream of writing a novel, but the competition is fierce. The proportion of non-fiction to fiction books however, is at least five or six to one. Which would you choose to write? There is a huge demand for non-fiction books, so if you consider yourself an expert on a certain subject you could write a book about it and have a good chance of getting it published. Writing Non-Fiction Books: The Essential Guide will show you: How to convert your knowledge into a book proposal How to find an interested publisher before you write your book How to write your book for the target readership How to present your typescript to the publisher How to cope with editorial changes, proof reading and indexing Whether you are a beginner or an established writer, this step-by-step guide will lead you along the path to success and publication.
Presents a guide for aspiring writers on all aspects of getting published, including writing the query letter, getting an agent, signing contracts, working with publishers, assisting in prepub publicity and marketing, and doing book tours.
"To do justice to the postgraduate journey as experienced by the students, quotations and anecdotes from the author's own research ... are drawn upon. These anecdotes provide vivid insights into the postgraduate experience, thereby livening up the text and providing some solace to those facing similar issues in their postgraduate existence' - Education and Training Journal For anyone embarking on postgraduate study, this is an indispensable guide. Packed with hands-on advice and examples from students themselves, David Wilkinson provides: Up-to-date information on developments in postgraduate study Guidance on where and how to apply Advice on constructing effective research proposals, with examples of successful submissions Help with developing an academic writing style and advice on how to get published. While each consecutive chapter develops and builds upon its predecessor, the book has been designed to be easy to 'dip into' to help resolve a problem or examine an issue of relevance to a particular stage of the process. Detailed yet highly accessible, The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study is a 'must-have' resource for prospective postgraduates, current postgraduates and anyone interested in better understanding postgraduate study in UK universities and colleges. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
New digital technology, falling production costs and a new type of company offering publishing services have contributed to self-publishing becoming a viable option for writers, rather than a poor second to finding a commercial publishing deal. Written by a publishing consultant and author, with plenty of advice from other industry professionals, this book offers an objective analysis of the processes and companies involved in self-publishing. It helps you to analyse your objectives, define and meet the needs of your audience and looks at the right kind of content for self publishing. It also provides insight into the editorial processes you will need to put your content through, how to commission services from freelancers and companies and how to get a product worthy of your name. It helps you to understand format and design options, and key issues concerning distribution, sales and marketing. Self-publishing is a costly venture and this guide will help you to scrutinise your investment choices and produce a more professional-looking product. Contains a Foreword by Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords.
The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, and LCCNs
Author: David Wogahn
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
LEARN THE RIGHT WAY... ...to set your book up for long-term success, improve sales opportunities, and protect your investment, including: Everything you need to know about ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, & LCCNs. Make sure your book can be distributed by any distributor. Never have to abandon your hard-earned reader reviews. Ensure your book can be printed by any printer. Add your book to the major book industry databases. Prevent your advance reading copies from being re-sold. Avoid legal headaches and missed filing deadlines. “Straightforward and easy to digest, this is one how-to that every new author or publisher should have in their arsenal!" —Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press and author of Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing “An essential guide to publishing identifiers, their benefits and uses, and (most importantly) what NOT to do. Required reading for every new entrant into book publishing – and for those who have been here a while, it’s never too late to go back to the sound fundamentals that David Wogahn provides here." —Laura Dawson, Numerical Gurus “...proceed with confidence in spending your time and dollars to get it done right, the first time.” —Carla King, Self-Pub Boot Camp “…a thorough and deceptively simple guide for independent authors and publishers…” —Kim Anderson, Founder and CEO, The Reading Room
The ultimate guide to getting the most out of your iPhone
Author: Imagine Publishing
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
Dedicated to showing you how to get the most out of your smartphone, The iPhone Book offers a wealth of features and guides to help you extend the functionality of your phone. With overviews of all the default iPhone applications and tutorials focusing on lifestyle, productivity and entertainment, there’s something for everyone. And with tips on getting started and reviews of all the top apps from the Apple Market, this book has everything covered. Comprehensive, accessible and stylish, Imagine's Book series provides readers with expert advice on a range of cutting-edge consumer products. Offering a complete advisory service for enthusiasts with a wide range of experience, Imagine’s acclaimed Book series is the indisposable solution for anyone who wants to get more from their new passion. Simply, Imagine’s Book series is the ultimate consumer companion.
The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew - Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale - Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency - Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.