Writing Successful Self-Help and How-To Books
ISBN: 0471037397
EAN13: 9780471037392
Language: English
Publication Date: February 1, 1997
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 8.82" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes readers step-by-step through the complete writing process.
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From the Back Cover If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book. --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000. --Timmen Cermak, M.D., author of A Time to Heal: The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process. You'll learn the importance of: Structure and Style Clear, easy-to-understand exercises Creating catchy and compelling titles, subtitles, and chapter headings Using lists, charts, and graphs to maximum effect Checklists and other interactive elements Writing a proposal that sells Negotiating permissions for quotations, photos, and illustrations Preparing your manuscript for presentation to a publisher

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