Getting Your Book Published for Dummies
ISBN: 0764552570
EAN13: 9780764552571
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 15, 2002
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.3" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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There's never been a better time to be an author

Books like the Harry Potter series create a media phenomenon, with people lining up and camping outside bookstores to purchase newly released titles. Yet book sales overall - not just those of mega-sellers - are on the rise, as more and more people seek knowledge and entertainment through reading. The Library of Congress currently registers about 60,000 new titles for copyright each year. 60,000 books by 60,000 authors. Imagine yourself as one.

Getting Your Book Published For Dummies is your complete guide to realizing whatever gem of an idea you've been carrying with you. If you've ever thought, this would make a really good book, be it the next great American novel or a guide to naming babies, here's your chance to put pen to paper and find out Written from both sides of the editor's desk - by a widely published writer and a HarperCollins veteran publisher - this guide puts in your hand the advice you need to:

  • Pick an idea
  • Approach the publisher
  • Craft proposals and queries
  • Work with agents, or act as your own
  • Self-publish
  • Negotiate a contract
  • Create the actual book
  • Sell your published book

Full of examples, proposals, query letters, and war stories drawn from the authors' extensive experience, Getting Read More chevron_right

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