The Author's Handbook, Second Edition by Franklynn Peterson, Judi Kesselman-Turkel

By Franklynn Peterson, Judi Kesselman-Turkel

Supplying crucial counsel for either aspiring and skilled authors, the second one variation of The Author’s guide is a useful source for writers of all degrees. commonly up-to-date and extended to account for major adjustments within the publishing undefined, The Author’s guide outlines powerful recommendations to strengthen marketable publication principles, examine these rules, and write a manuscript—either fiction or nonfiction—for ebook. The authors supply many pointers on themes that come with settling on a writer, negotiating contracts, realizing criminal concerns, and selling your paintings. With this advisor, the reader will achieve perception into almost each element of publishing.

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But you’re going to have to convince an editor of that. 23 Can Your Idea Become a Book? We remember when Cynthia Orenberg told us she wanted to write a book exposing how the hazardous drug DES had been misused in the United States. Hundreds of popular medical books had already been published, but none of them on DES. Anticipating editors’ questions, we wanted to know why thousands of people would want to buy the book. Cynthia uncovered statistics that indicated a solid potential market for the new, shocking information she’d be presenting: an estimated six million women alive today had been given the drug and all their daughters and sons risked cancer because of it.

Al doesn’t cite sources for well-accepted information but does credit the originator of each important concept he refers to or borrows. His messianic prose takes full responsibility for his expansive reinterpretation of civilization’s wobbling progress. The flyleaf blurb is as straightforward as the text itself. There’s no leaning on outside authority, only bold underlining of Al’s reputation, his book’s premise, and its most dramatic points: “. . ” The Book of Daniel by E. L. Doctorow (paperback, fiction): The cover seems to reach for several audiences at once, since three different elements are about equally eye-catching: (1) The word “Daniel” in the title is large, ornate, and set in metallic gold type.

What follows is an eight-step strategy that has long worked for us. Like all models, it should be modified to suit your personality and your needs taking into account your temperament, your financial resources, and every one of your strengths and weaknesses. 39 How to Approach a Publisher with Your Book   Make a test mailing to about 10 percent of the names on your list. Choose the publishers you’d especially like to be published by. Our next chapter details what your submission should contain.

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