Write That Book Already! : The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-18
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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From the foreword by Maya Angelou:"[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream.""How do I get my book published?"Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want--your book. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing your book, BookPage's Author Enablers are here to assist you every step of the way. And they've brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more.It's everything you would ever want--and need--to know about the industry from the inside out.

Author Biography

Sam Barry is a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne and author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons, and a musician. Barry offers advice to aspiring writers as one half of BookPage's Author Enablers team and tours the country as a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders. He lives in San Francisco. Visit Sam at www.redroom.com/author/sam-barry and the Author Enablers at www.authorenablers.wordpress.com. Kathi Kamen Goldmark has worked on publicity campaigns for nearly every major publisher. She is the author of one novel, And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You; has coauthored or contributed to numerous other books; and writes BookPage's Author Enablers column with Sam. Kathi is the founder and a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, producer of the radio show West Coast Live, and winner of the 2008 Women's National Book Association Award. She lives in San Francisco. Visit her at www.redroom.com/author/kathi-kamen-goldmark.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ask the Author Enablersp. xiii
Why We Write (and Why You Write, Too)p. 1
You Have a Great Idea. So What?p. 7
How to Get Started with the Write Stuffp. 27
Your Manuscript: The Basic Rules of Attractionp. 49
Finding an Agentp. 65
Behind Closed Doors: Will They Buy Your Book?p. 83
You and Your Editorp. 93
Marketing and Publicity: Getting the Word Outp. 105
The Pros and Com of Self-Publishingp. 123
For Sale: Bookstores, Bookselling, and Book Groupsp. 139
Long Life: Paperback and Backlistp. 155
Conclusion: What's Next?p. 161
Beloved Books of Famous Authorsp. 165
The Life Cycle of a Bookp. 179
Glossary of Publishing Terminologyp. 199
Indexp. 219
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