• Language Arts & Disciplines

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2012

Who They Are! What They Want! How to Win Them Over!
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402260612
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1095
View: 2078
Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683095
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 640
View: 2039
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 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! Jeff Herman’s Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman’s Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

    • Reference

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 2003-2004

Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over!
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761537359
Category: Reference
Page: 912
View: 4490
A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684059
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 672
View: 7864
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!

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 1608685845
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 544
View: 5392
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.

    • Business & Economics

Book Proposals That Sell

21 Secrets to Speed Your Success
Author: W. Terry Whalin,Steven R. Laube
Publisher: W. Terry Whalin
ISBN: 9781932124644
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
View: 5542
This book reveals insider information to help you avoid the pitfalls of rejection in writing a book.

    • Business & Economics

The Book Publishing Industry


Author: Albert N. Greco
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136850341
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
View: 2237
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Writer's Guide to Fiction


Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101143889
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
View: 1487
The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 6955
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.

    • Drama

How to Write Plays, Monologues, Or Skits from Life Stories, Social Issues, Or Current Events

For All Ages
Author: Anne Hart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595318665
Category: Drama
Page: 240
View: 1022
Learn to interview people of all ages and write their life stories, experiences, highlights, and turning points as events and rites of passages in plays, skits, and monologues. Write radio and Internet-broadcast plays and make videobiographies. Interview people, and write dramatizations for the high-school or older adult audience with performers of all ages. Write for radio, interactive education, multimedia, netcasting, and the stage, video or film using excerpts from the life stories of real people, current events, social issues, and history. Learn to adapt and write multi-cultural, ethnic, and specific niche audience plays, skits, and monologues for the stage. Perform or write life stories from diaries and journals. Choose an audience-older adult, all ages, children, junior and senior high schools/teens, or college students. Then interview people and select excerpts from life stories or news to turn into plays, skits, monologues or videobiographies. Make time capsules or broadcast drama on the Web. Your playwriting skills now can use personal and oral history to develop powerful drama, motivate, and inspire memories. Perform the original three-act play, Coney Island, in this book or the monologue that follows. Write, adapt, or perform plays with multi-ethnic themes for a variety of audiences of all ages.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Creative Genealogy Projects

Writing Salable Life Stories
Author: Anne Hart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595313051
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 188
View: 6110
Does preserving, recording, and writing family history memorabilia sow the seeds of adequacy and security for progeny because the advertising industry sells product by doing the opposite? Intergenerational writing is about recording salable life stories and family histories in a variety of formats: print, video, and multimedia, and in genres such as drama, poetry, music, novels, diaries, life stories, news features, and personal or corporate histories. Your purpose can be the following: closure and harmony, remembering good old times, making keepsake memorabilia. Writing and recording the highlights of peoples' lives is about who we are.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Robloxing

Everything You Need to Know to Build Awesome Games!
Author: Christina Majaski
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
ISBN: 9781510730878
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 6539
Whether you are a hardcore gamer ready to master the latest game, a newbie to the world of Roblox, or a parent trying to find out more about it, this book is the essential guide to all things Roblox. You'll learn the basics and eventually discover the little-known secrets of exploring this user-generated online social gaming platform. Maximize your fun by learning how to: * Safely install and play Roblox on your PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Oculus, and Xbox* Create and share your own 3-D worlds and games with other users* Craft and create items, resource gather, trade, and combat* Customize your avatar and design your look for maximum fun* Upgrade to Builders Club for special privileges* Earn, spend, and use Robux* Enjoy a wide range of Roblox games from Tycoons to Shooters to RPG and moreWith full-color images and clear explanations, you'll enjoy using The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Building Awesome Games with Roblox to build on your mastery of this virtual playground and join millions of other fans in the gaming revolution that is Roblox.

    • Fiction

Syrup

A Novel
Author: Max Barry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101153697
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 475
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.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Passion Blue


Author: Victoria Strauss
Publisher: Skyscape
ISBN: 9780761462309
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 2973
Begging an astrologer for a talisman that she hopes will bring her true love when she learns she will be sent to a convent, 17-year-old Giulia is introduced to the convent's artistic practices and is subsequently torn between developing herself as an artist and following a young man who promises to help her escape.

    • Business & Economics

The Economics Anti-Textbook

A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics
Author: Rod Hill,Professor Tony Myatt
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848138296
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 7870
Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgements; that settles disputes by testing hypotheses; that applies a pre-determined body of principles; and contains policy prescriptions supported by a consensus of professional opinion. The Economics Anti-Textbook argues that this is a myth - one which is not only dangerously misleading but also bland and boring. It challenges the mainstream textbooks' assumptions, arguments, models and evidence. It puts the controversy and excitement back into economics to reveal a fascinating and a vibrant field of study - one which is more an 'art of persuasion' than it is a science. The Economics Anti-Textbook's chapters parallel the major topics in the typical text, beginning with a boiled-down account of them before presenting an analysis and critique. Drawing on the work of leading economists, the Anti-Textbook lays bare the blind spots in the texts and their sins of omission and commission. It shows where hidden value judgements are made and when contrary evidence is ignored. It shows the claims made without any evidence and the alternative theories that aren't mentioned. It shows the importance of power, social context and legal framework. The Economics Anti-Textbook is the students' guide to decoding the textbooks and shows how real economics is much more interesting than most economists are willing to let on.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing


Author: Modern Language Association of America
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
View: 7787
Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

    • Fiction

The Art of Fielding

A Novel
Author: Chad Harbach
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316192163
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 9715
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.

    • Education

A Glossary of Literary Terms


Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 7727
First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

How Not to Write a Novel


Author: David Armstrong
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780749006808
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 6072
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent's Eye (2nd Ed.)


Author: Katharine Sands
Publisher: Crispin Books
ISBN: 9781883953966
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 322
View: 6325
Making the Perfect Pitch (2nd Edition) is full of sample query-letter excerpts, pitching techniques, essential lists of dos and don'ts, and insights into the tastes and preferences of literary agents representing fiction and nonfiction. "Do read this book, which should teach you pretty much everything you'll need to know." - Booklist