• Authorship

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents, 2002-2003

Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over!
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761530237
Category: Authorship
Page: 912
View: 3720
This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

    • Authorship

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents, 2001-2002

Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761522164
Category: Authorship
Page: 917
View: 4667
The classic reference guide for book authors has been completely revised and updated with the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at over 500 book publishing houses.

    • 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: 6165
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.

    • Publishers and publishing

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


Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780761537359
Category: Publishers and publishing
Page: 912
View: 3748
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 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: 532
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

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking in
Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528286
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
View: 3151
ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking Like Your Editor

How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction-- and Get it Published
Author: Susan Rabiner,Alfred Fortunato
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393038927
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 284
View: 5347
Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.

    • Authorship

Write Now


Author: N.A
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9780760741788
Category: Authorship
Page: 254
View: 2635

    • Reference

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399525087
Category: Reference
Page: 245
View: 722
A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writer's Book of Hope

Getting from Frustration to Publication
Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805072357
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
View: 7018
The renowned author and journalist offers his best advice and encouragement, helping writers find the courage and dedication they need to continue to write despite the obstacles to success. Original. 15,000 first printing.

    • Reference

Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors and Screenwriter's Agents, 2002-2003

Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over!
Author: Skip Press
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761531876
Category: Reference
Page: 432
View: 9743
Now You Have a Friend in the Industry! So you want to get into show business? In Hollywood, it's not what you know, but who you know that counts. Whether your dream is to become a Hollywood writer or find the perfect producer to buy your script, at your fingertips are the insider hints and secrets you need to get discovered and succeed in this ultracompetitive industry. Hollywood guru and screenwriter Skip Press introduces you to hundreds of producers, directors, and agents and tells you how to reach them--by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. You'll learn how to: -Market screenplays, novels, or short stories to the right people -Tailor your proposal to the preferences of each producer, director, or agent -Understand the real Hollywood and everything show business -Find the best agent or manager "Thoughtfully written, clearly laid out, and of great value to beginners and old-timers alike. This book combines fearless opinions and invaluable hard facts--both of which are hard to find in Hollywood." --Gareth Wigan, co-vice chairman, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group "An entertaining and valuable tool for anyone interested in show business." --Paul Mason Sr., vice president of production, Viacom "An invaluable resource for breaking into the movie and television business." --Barbara Anne Hiser, Emmy-winning cable and network television producer "An insightful guide to the intricate Hollywood network." --Oliver Eberle, founder and CEO, ShowBIZData.com "The bonus for readers of this book is that Skip Press is a good writer--accessible, clear, persuasive, motivating, and easy to understand." --Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor, the Left Behind series

    • Language arts & disciplines

Guide to Literary Agents 2017

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440347764
Category: Language arts & disciplines
Page: 336
View: 8860
Includes "one-year access to the literary agent content at WritersMarket.com"--Cover.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Book Report

Publishing Strategies, Writing Tips, and 101 Literary Ideas for Aspiring Authors and Poets
Author: Mark Shaw
Publisher: Books for Life Fndtn
ISBN: 9780971759664
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
View: 7847
Based on practical advice from Mark Shaw, the author of fifteen published books, Book Report is the only reference on book publishing alternatives writers will ever need. Readers will learn: How To Decide if Your Book Concept has Publishing Potential, How to Create Unique Storytelling Ideas, How To Improve Writing Skills, Why It Is Important to Market the Book Proposal and Query Letter Not The Book, How to Create Exciting Book Proposals and Query Letters, How To Find the Right Literary Agent or Publisher, and Why it is Important to Avoid Subsidy Publishers.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might


Author: Pat Walsh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101126833
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
View: 8218
For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers’ guides every year, at last there’s one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can’t get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often funny, book shows them how to identify their own missteps, stop listening to bad advice, and get to work. Drawing on his experience as founding editor of MacAdam/Cage, Pat Walsh gives writers what they need—specific, straightforward feedback to help them overcome bad habits and bad luck. He avoids the optimistic, sometimes misleading directions often found in publishing how-to books and presents the industry as it is, warts and all. Here is the first guide that tells writers just what the odds against them are and gives them practical tips for evening them.

    • Reference

How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters


Author: John Wood
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582970233
Category: Reference
Page: 208
View: 2812
John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake. &break;&break;So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted. &break;&break;Discover: &break; why boldness beats blandness every time&break; how to rocket your query right past the slush pile&break; how to make a big impression with a little cover letter&break; the 10 basics you must have in your article query&break; the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances&break; how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package&break; what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it &break;&break;As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book. &break;&break;Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb. &break;&break;Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.

    • Business & Economics

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business and More

Copywriter, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Journalist
Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080719
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 148
View: 7176
Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it’s time to take your writing career into your own hands—and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence—set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it’s a success. Learn how to: • Start your business instantly and for little money • Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules • Choose your writing niche • Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients • Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today—and begin earning income tomorrow!

    • Reference

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

How to Get a Contract and Advance Before Writing Your Book
Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528279
Category: Reference
Page: 293
View: 2954
Explains how to write and market a non-fiction book proposal, covering such topics as drafting a concept statement, submitting sample chapters, and writing query letters.

The Shatzkin Files


Author: Mike Shatzkin
Publisher: Mike Shatzkin
ISBN: 0986939706
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7569

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The First Five Pages

A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Author: Noah Lukeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199575282
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
View: 8743
Language, literature and biography.