Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies For Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career

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  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/25/2009
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc

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In Publish Your Nonfiction Book, successful literary agent Sharlene Martin and noted novelist and nonfiction author Anthony Flacco draw on their years of experience to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what the publishing industry is really like and how to successfully navigate it in order to ensure a long-term career. You'll learn:

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How To Surf the Tidal Wave in Today's Nonfiction Book Marketp. 5
The Many Forms of Nonfictionp. 15
The Platform Dancep. 37
Getting the Rights Rightp. 55
The Nine Essential Elements of a Book Proposalp. 64
Three Proposals That Sold-and Why They Didp. 82
The Tao of the Query Letter-and Beyondp. 104
Crazy Queries: How Not to Do itp. 116
Why Your Query Will Workp. 133
Submitting Your Queryp. 150
From Agent to Deal (or Not): Tactics for Presenting Yourselfp. 162
Demystifying the Process: How Your Sale Is Madep. 174
High Fives: The Book Contractp. 190
The Self-Publishing Optionp. 208
Discipline Is Your Friend: Follow This Schedule to Finish Your Bookp. 223
A Targeted Public Relations Campaign: Your Ticket to the Topp. 245
The Nonfiction Writer's Life and You: What's Next?p. 268
Appendix: Resourcesp. 282
Indexp. 292
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