The 2014 Writer's Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.
Look inside and you'll find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the business of writing. You'll find advice on pitching agents and editors, setting up a freelance business, and promoting your writing. Plus, you'll learn how to earn a full-time income from blogging, write the six-figure nonfiction book proposal, and re-slant your writing to get more out of your freelancing efforts. This edition also includes the ever popular pay rate chart.
You also gain access to: Lists of professional writing organizations. Sample query letters.
How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal Choose the best agents and editors for a particular proposal Create a professional-looking proposal package Predispose publishers to make their best offer Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including: Recent changes in the publishing industry Updated trend information New sample proposals Expanded instructions for creating outlines You'll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!
Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2016 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.
Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets of six-figure freelancers, how to create a productive home office, and apps that make freelancing easier. Plus, you'll learn how to build relationships in the publishing business, use video to promote your work, and remove obstacles from your path to freelance writing success. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and the return of the much-requested book publisher subject index!
You also gain access to:Lists of professional writing organizationsSample query lettersA free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-15
+ Includes exclusive access to the webinar "How to Build an Audience and Business With Your Writing" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market
"As a young writer, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the newest Writer's Market. No other annual has provided such a shot-in-the-arm to my dreams--nor such priceless guidance in making them come true. To read Writer's Market is to surround yourself with friends, teammates, teachers, experts, coaches, and cheerleaders--all of whom return season after season with entirely new voices but the same mission: to help you get from writer to published writer." --Tim Johnston, New York Times best-selling author of Descent
In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. In Create Your Writer Platform, you'll learn: The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now. How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. "Old School" and "New School" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues. How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to Chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform.
Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let the 2015 Writer's Market guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.
Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new editorial material devoted to the business and promotion of writing, including advice on pitching to agents and editors, managing your freelance business, and building a readership. This edition also includes the ever popular--and updated--pay-rate chart, plus dozens of articles and essays like these:Kate Meadows, freelance writer and editor, shares seven habits of financially savvy writers.Carol Tice, professional writer, teaches you how to build your writing career with social media.Dana W. Todd, public relations professional, explains how to successfully pitch you and your work like a PR pro. You also gain access to:Lists of professional writing organizationsSample query lettersA free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Finally, NEW TO THIS YEAR'S EDITION is an exclusive webinar "How to Find More Success Freelancing," taught by Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market. It takes a lot more than flawless writing to be a freelance writer. This hour-long webinar will help you to increase your chances of success. You'll learn the current freelance landscape, how to find freelance opportunities, how to secure assignments, negotiating strategies, and more. Whether the goal is to publish a book, write a magazine article, or freelance for local businesses, this webinar is for writers looking to find more success with their freelancing and ultimately make more money.
"Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Successful writers know they must add the Writer's Market. You should too." -Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream Buffet, 7-time RITA award-winner, and RWA Hall of Fame member
"The business of writing is unnecessarily intimidating. Editors want good writing, so why can it be so hard to get published. Writer's Market helps make sense of that big question, offering the kind of straight-shooting advice writers needs. I bought my first copy over a decade ago and still feel grateful that I was able to send my first submissions without embarrassing myself. Writer's Market is an invaluable tool that I find myself recommending again and again." -Erica Wright, author of the novel The Red Chameleon and poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal, as well as Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine
This award-winning, bestselling self-publishing guide has been re-released as a new updated and expanded 2nd edition, with 75,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 30 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Debora Geary, Mark Edwards, and many more.
"You won't make any money from self-publishing."
The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.
For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It's up to YOU if you want to profit from them.
Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Updated 2nd Edition) covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical, hands-on advice, sharing the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.
It gives you proven marketing strategies that won't eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.
This new updated 2nd edition now has more options for those on a tighter budget, teaches you how to get your book into print (and why that helps selling e-books), tells you why you should start a mailing list immediately, and shares the pros and cons of going exclusive with Amazon. And that's just for starters...
Praise for Let's Get Digital:
"Let's Get Digital is a must read for anyone considering self-publishing." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of Trapped, Origin, and Whiskey Sour.
"Even with my background as an indie writer, I picked up several valuable tips...this is simply the best book about the ebook revolution that I have read." -- Michael Wallace, bestselling author of the Righteous series.
"Credible and comprehensive. I'd recommend it to any writer who is considering self-publishing or anyone interested in the current state of publishing." -- Big Al's Books and Pals - 5 stars.
"It should be THE starting point for anyone considering self-publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered required reading for any Indie author." -- Pixel of Ink.
*** Table of Contents ***
PART ONE: DIGITAL REVOLUTION
1. Appetite for Disruption
2. Here Be Pirates!
4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing
5. Literary Agents
6. The 800lb Gorilla: Amazon
7. Print Is Doomed
8. E-book Dominance Is Inevitable
9. Publishers: The New Travel Agents?
10. The Age of the Algorithm
11. Self-publishing Myths
12. A Great Time to Be a Writer
13. ...Unless You Fall For These Scams
PART TWO: DIGITAL SELF-PUBLISHING
Step 1: Publishing When Ready
Step 2: Cover Design
Step 3: Working With An Editor
Step 4: Formatting & Killer Layouts
Step 5: Pricing To Sell
Step 6: Uploading & Metadata
Step 7: Marketing is Easy
Step 8: Platform Building
Step 9: Developing A Sticky Readership
Step 10: How To Kickstart Your Sales
PART THREE: SUCCESS STORIES
Consuelo Saah Baehr
Steven L. Hawk
N Gemini Sasson
Stacey Wallace Benefiel
J Carson Black
Appendix A: Publishing Checklist
Appendix B: Mailing Lists
Appendix C: Let's Get Physical
Appendix D: Shorter Stories
Appendix E: Reviews
Appendix F: KDP Select
Appendix G: Practicalities
Appendix H: Resources
Keywords: publishing, self-publishing, how to publish, how to self-publish, indie publishing, e-publishing, digital publishing, kindle, amazon, writing, marketing, book marketing, author, digital revolution, how to sell books
"The Successful Novelist is the vehicle you want if you plan to drive your way to successful fiction."-Joe R. Lansdale
David Morrell, bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fifth Profession, distills more than fifty years of writing and publishing experience into this single masterwork of advice and instruction.
-Succeeding in publishing
-And much more
The Successful Novelist reveals the truth about writing, providing the perspective authors need to write successful fiction that sells.
"...a refreshing change from the hard-sell type of internet marketing I'd been exposed to previously."
"I would have given this book 10 stars if I could!"
"...a must-have for anyone who aspires to self publish."
Everything for self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Packed with information, examples, over 250 links to sites and software to accomplish goals at retailers and your own websites. Simple enough for beginners and relevant to experts who could use extra guidance. Like ten books in one, the only source for everything to succeed.
Subjects: sell ebooks, ebook business, publish ebooks, self-publishing, writers, writers reference, writing, e-publishing, book marketing, kindle, indie authors
A lot of e-books are being published every month and more and more people are reading and e-reading rises as device ownership jumps.
Publishing an ebook online has never been so easy but there is still some work to be done and it takes long time to discover the tips and advices needed to get a proper ebook format and publish it. If you follow the advices described in this book, your book will be published on Amazon.
“Publish Your Book On Amazon” was written so that people with the will to publish their books can do it easily without having to dig into the infinite resources of the internet. You will also find in this book some formatting tips (I used them to publish my 3 books, including this one, on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing platform) for your document and a case study on how your document should be structured in order for your book to be compatible with all kindle devices and get published.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to Publish Your Book On Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, the tools we will use are free and are easy to understand. Simply follow the steps described in this book and you will have your book published on Amazon. I hope you will read it and that it will help you get published.
Are you ready to publish your own book? Let’s start publishing! :)
Know the pros and cons of self-publishing and get your work in print
Thinking about self-publishing your book? This no-nonsense guide walks you through the entire process of going it alone, from preparing your manuscript and creating the perfect title to selling the final product. You'll see how to obtain an ISBN, work with printers and distributors, create a buzz with publicity, and take advantage of electronic publishing.
Discover how to
* Start your own publishing company
* Edit your work effectively
* Design and format your book
* Hire skilled professionals to help
* Manage outside vendors
* Build awareness for your book online
The 2012 Writer’s Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, literary agents, newspapers, playwriting markets, and screenwriting markets. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you’ll also find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the craft and business of writing. It’s the most information we’ve ever jammed into one edition! You’ll find insightful interviews and articles, guidelines for finding work, honing your craft, and promoting your writing. You’ll also learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart.
You also gain access to:Lists of professional writing organizationsSample query letters A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/upload/images/WritersDigest-Yearbook-11.pdf
Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer’s Digest that will teach you how to begin building your own writing platform today.
"What I appreciate most about Writer’s Market is that it’s impossible to pick up the book, flip through it, and put it down 15 minutes later without at least five, new profitable ideas that I can execute immediately. No other book on my shelf that can inspire this many practical, profitable, career-building ideas in this same amount of time."
—Christina Katz, author of The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama
Susie Bright is the first and reigning queen of contemporary erotica. In How to Write a Dirty Story she reveals her tricks of the trade and shows you how to heat up sex scenes in everything from traditional novels and romances to science fiction and humor. Easing the aspiring writer into the creative process, she tells you how to write the steamy plots and sensual characters that publishers and readers are looking for. Bright makes it easy to:
Produce unique ideas * Master erotic language
Climax the story * Sell your work to the right place
Each chapter features practical writing exercises and suggestions for nonwriting activities that will galvanize the imagination and raze any creative or psychological hurdle. When it's time to go public, Bright draws on her own writing and publishing experiences and explains the most effective ways to find an agent, work with an editor, and grow a loyal audience.
As irreverent as it is practical, How to Write a Dirty Story is the only book an erotica author -- novice or seasoned -- needs.
The 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition includes everything you expect in a regular copy of Writer's Market PLUS a 1-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. You'll have instant online access to 7,500+ listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents and more—with daily updates.
Look inside and you’ll also find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the craft and business of writing. It's the most information we've ever jammed into one edition! You'll find insightful interviews and articles, guidelines for finding work, honing your craft, and promoting your writing. You'll also learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart.
You also gain access to: Lists of professional writing organizations Sample query letters A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Includes an exclusive 60-minute WEBINAR with the staff of Writer's Digest Books that will teach how to begin building your own writing platform today.
"What I appreciate most about Writer's Market is that it's impossible to pick up the book, flip through it, and put it down 15 minutes later without at least five, new profitable ideas that I can execute immediately. No other book on my shelf that can inspire this many practical, profitable, career-building ideas in this same amount of time."
—Christina Katz, author of The Writer's Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama
Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions.
?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing
?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience
?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily
You've finished the first draft of your novel--congratulations! Time to have a drink, sit back...and start revising. But the revision process doesn't have to be intimidating. Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition gives you the tools and advice you need to transform your first draft into a finished manuscript that agents and editors will fight for.
Inside you'll find:Self-editing techniques for plot, structure, character, theme, voice, and more that can be applied as you're writing to reduce your revision workload.Methods for fine-tuning your first draft into a tight, well-developed piece of literature.The Ultimate Revision Checklist, which seamlessly guides you through the revision process, step by step.New Chapter! Exercises and techniques for "deepening" your work to engage and excite readers like never before.
Whether you're writing a novel currently or have finished the first draft, Revision and Self-Editing for Publication, Second Edition will give you the guidance you need to revise your manuscript into a novel ready to be sold.
Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than the 2015 Poet's Market, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook publishers, poetry publications, contests, and more. These include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information.
In addition to the listings, Poet's Market offers articles on the Craft of Poetry, Business of Poetry, and Promotion of Poetry--not to mention new poems from today's best and brightest poets, including Beth Copeland, Joseph Mills, Judith Skillman, Laurie Kolp, Bernadette Geyer, and more. Learn the habits of highly productive poets, the usefulness of silence, revision tricks, poetic forms, ways to promote a new book, and more.
You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets *Includes access to the webinar "How to Build an Audience for Your Poetry" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Poet's Market*
In addition to hundreds of listings for freelance editors, designers, self-publishing companies, and more--the Guide to Self-Publishing offers articles on how to create standout covers, hire freelance designers, break in to the gift market, protect your work, promote your work, and more.
You also gain access to: Lists of conferences, organizations, and book fairs and festivals A pay-rate chart to help negotiate fair terms with any freelancers you might use Interviews with successful indie authors, including Hugh Howey, Bob Mayer, Delilah Marvelle, and more + Includes access to a one-hour webinar, "How to Format E-books With Microsoft Word," indie author Jason Matthews helps writers master e-book formatting. This webinar covers each section of your book's needs, from the title and table of contents to inserting images and hyperlinks. In just over an hour, you'll be able to professionally format your e-book and give readers something they'll enjoy.
Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than Poet's Market 2016, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book and chapbook publishers, poetry publications, contests, and more. These listings include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information.
In addition to the listings, Poet's Market offers all-new articles devoted to the craft and business of poetry, including advice for performing poems live, how to take poetry to new audiences, a schematic for sculpting language, how to collaborate with other poets, and more!
You also gain access to:A one-year subscription to the poetry-related information and listings on WritersMarket.com*Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grantsA free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-15+ Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Creating and Re-creating Your Poetry for Publication" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Poet's Market
*Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.
"Whenever anyone asks me for advice about publishing poetry, the first thing I do is recommend Poet's Market. It is an invaluable resource and a great way for poets to educate themselves about the craft and business of writing poetry." --Joseph Mills, author of This Miraculous Turning and Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers
"Poet's Market is an essential tool to help poets find their readers. Whether a beginning or published poet, Poet's Market will assist you in finding the best places to submit your poems and manuscripts. It's a useful and valuable resource that can help you navigate the publishing world and take your writing life to another level." --Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Hourglass Museum and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice
What is the difference between “immanent” and “imminent”? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between “acute” and “chronic”? What is the former name of “Moldova”? What is the difference between a cardinal number and an ordinal number? One of the English language's most skilled writers answers these and many other questions and guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it.
This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. As Bill Bryson notes, it will provide you with “the answers to all those points of written usage that you kind of know or ought to know but can’t quite remember.”
BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Bill Bryson's One Summer.
This indispensable guide for writers provides details of hundreds of literary agents, book publishers, and magazines; including contact details, types of material accepted, and how to approach them.
Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers.
It also provides unparalleled access to international markets. The internet has made the publishing industry more global than ever, with markets increasingly accepting submissions by email (some no longer accept postal submissions at all). Other directories have failed to respond to this, continuing to focus on one single country, but this directory provides you with that all-important access to overseas opportunities that are now just an email away.
And by focusing exclusively on what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings at a lower price. There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no unnecessary articles or obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. Two established alternative directories both run to over 800 pages, yet one has only 204 pages of publisher, agent, and magazine listings, and the other has only 10 pages devoted to literary agent listings. This book does better on both counts, and yet remains substantially cheaper than either alternative.
The book also allows you to create a subscription to the firstwriter.com website for free until 2015. This means you can get free access to the firstwriter.com website, where you can find even more listings, and also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more.
Do you want to sell more copies of your self-published book? Of course you do. This book reveals "how" you will achieve publishing success.
Discover which sales and marketing tactics are creating results for other authors. Learn how the modern book publishing industry actually functions, including little-known practices that could hold the key to your profitability. Each concept is explained and illustrated with inspiring true-life stories of authors who have achieved success on their own terms.
Book Marketing DeMystified: SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS is based on 10 months of interviews with industry insiders and bestselling indie (self-publishing) authors who have used iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, Lulu and other services, or have done it all on their own. Learn how one author sold over one million copies, hardly any of those through bookstores. Each author reveals the hits and misses of sales and marketing where innovation and clever choices bring best results and satisfaction.
In this book, author Bruce Batchelor -- who invented the print-on-demand publishing process that has enabled indie authors to sell tens of millions of books -- helps you pick "which specific marketing efforts will be most time-efficient and cost-effective for you, your book and your purpose."
By creating the right marketing mix, you will be successful in selling your book "and" will enjoy yourself along the way!
About author BRUCE BATCHELOR
A bestselling author, Bruce speaks at writers conferences and consults to the publishing industry. He is the editor and CEO at Agio Publishing House and lives with his wife and son in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Bottom line: You want to get published. You want to control the future of your manuscript and your writing career.
Best-selling author Marilyn Ross and publishing expert Sue Collier show you how to make your own success - whether you're a published author, entrepreneur, corporation, professional, or absolute newcomer to writing. In this expanded and completely revised 5th edition of the "bible" of self-publishing (over 100,000 copies sold), they empower you to publish your own work with minimal risk and maximum profits. You'll find: Complete step-by-step guidance on publishing and marketing a book Ways to leverage social media marketing to build your platform and make yourself stand out from the crowd A thorough explanation of the difference between POD self-publishing, subsidy publishing, and true self-publishing - and how to decide which is the best option for you Practical advice on making the decision between offset printing and print-on-demand How to leverage the Internet to create "buzz" and promote your book with killer PR The latest information on e-publishing A detailed marketing plan and timetable to keep you on track Proven marketing strategies to get free publicity, reach nontraditional buyers, and sell books Information-packed appendices with marketing contacts, organizations, and vendors, complete with names, addresses, and websites Valuable case studies and examples of how other publishers excel An in-depth discussion of exclusive distributors, plus coverage of the most recent changes in bookstores and the book-selling industry Thirty-one creative ideas for generating capital to launch your publishing company The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing is the one book you need to take control of your writing career. Read it. Believe it. Do it. Your future depends on it.
No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: Completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,000 literary agents seeking new clients. Craft and business advice from more than 35 literary agents--on topics such as query letters, children's books, synopses and proposals, memoir writing, first chapters, conferences, platform and more! 12 "Breaking In" success stories from debut writers who explain how they got their books published. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively building their client list right now.
"The Guide to Literary Agents was an indispensable tool for me when I was querying agents. I highly recommend it for any aspiring author--in addition to a comprehensive listing of literary agents, it contains valuable information about the query and submission process." --Darien Gee, author of Friendship Bread: A Novel
"I just signed with literary agent Chip MacGregor, and I came upon him through the Guide to Literary Agents. If not for GLA, I'd probably still be looking." --Les Edgerton, author of Hooked as well as several novels
PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.
Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd edition, gives you all the information you need to craft a winning submission. Fully updated, this comprehensive resource now features more than 100 sample letters and manuscript pages, expanded instruction for electronic submissions, updated formatting and submitting guidelines, and new insider tips from top agents and editors.
With strong and weak sample query letters, novel synopses, articles, nonfiction book proposals, manuscript pages, scripts, and more, you'll see exactly what works and what doesn't. Plus, each sample page features individual callouts to clearly identify and explain critical elements so that you don't miss a thing.
With this all-encompassing guide, you'll discover everything you need to make your work look professional, polished, and publishable.
No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2014 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their work, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: "New Agent Spotlights"--calling out literary reps actively building lists right now. "How I Got My Agent" success stories from writers who describe their paths from aspiring author to published success. Informative articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, author platform, nonfiction book proposals, researching agents, and more. Includes "Ask the Agent" profiles of individual literary agents who are currently seeking writers.
Written by experts with thirteen books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, develop marketing and publicity savvy, and self-publish. There’s new information on how to build up a following (and even publish a book) online; the importance of a search-engine-friendly title; producing a video book trailer; and e-book pricing and royalties. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Larry Kirshbaum, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and a feature-rich website and community for authors.
In How to Make a Living Writing Articles for Newspapers, Magazines, and Online Sources, learn how to pitch your first story idea to any publication and get it printed — and paid. Learn how to submit queries and write a variety of professional-level articles that news, entertainment, and niche publications will eagerly pay you for. You will find out how to utilize blogs, social networks, and search engines to find the best publishing opportunities, as well as how to market yourself online to attract editors with your personal website and online portfolio. Throughout this step-by-step guide, you will find trusted advice from industry insiders and writers who know exactly how to pitch, pen, and publish a story. Dealing with feedback, knowing the ethics and legalities of confidential sources, and writing compelling headlines — it’s all covered in this book.
Adding Value is the reason we've put together this Guide. We want to prove to you that you needn't worship at the altar of the old guard, that you needn't "submit" to anyone. You can successfully publish on your own, soup to nuts, controlling every morsel of the Process.
The present day is the most exciting time in history to be an Author. No longer are you beholden to the gatekeepers; no longer must you compromise your art. For the first time in publishing history, you are in control. We know this first hand. The Authors of this Guide aren't some hacks who just write about writing. Nope. Rather, when we weren't happy with the publishing landscape, we took matters into our own hands; we refused to wait for someone else's permission to publish our work.
And guess what: we've been successful. We've published over 30 Books (nonfiction, fiction, and memoirs), several of which have been bestsellers; we've toured internationally; and we've established audiences larger than most Traditionally Published Authors.
But that's because we're not just Authors, and neither are you.
Over the course of is Guide, we’ll show you, based on our own experience as successful Independent Authors, how to publish an Indie Book.
This book includes six chapters:
1. How to Write a Book2. How to Edit and Proofread Your Book3. How to Create a Book Cover, Author Bio, and Synopsis for Your Book4. How to Format Your Book for Print, Ebook, and Audiobook5. How to Distribute Your Book via Various Sales Channel6. How to Successfully Promote Your Book to an Audience
What made Hakuin even more remarkable was that he was not only a religious teacher but also a prolific artist. Using calligraphy and painting to create “visual Dharma,” his teachings were rendered on paper in pictures, characters, and images, uniquely and magnificently expressing the nature of enlightenment as he wished to impart it to his students.
The Religious Art of Zen Master Hakuin is a stunning volume containing many of Hakuin’s finest calligraphies and paintings, along with brilliant commentary by Katsuhiro Yoshizawa, the leading Japanese expert on Hakuin and his work. Yoshizawa masterfully guides the reader from one piece of artwork to the next, sharing the story of Hakuin’s life, revealing the profound religious meaning embedded in each illustration, and providing a detailed documentary of the lessons of one of Zen’s most respected teachers.
Drawing on decades of experience as a mega-bestselling novelist, successful publisher, and executive producer of two TV shows, Zane offers practical advice on writing and publishing to aspiring writers across all media, including books, TV, and film. With her signature wit and straightforward style, Zane tells it like it is, emphasizing hard work, discipline, and commitment as the keys to a successful writing career.
Part One covers the writing and creative process, including how to define your writing style, how to outline a story, how to develop characters, typical mistakes to avoid, writing for your medium, and the revision process. Part Two covers the book publishing process, from finding a literary agent who best understands your work, to getting your work in the hands of publishers, to building an audience for your work. Zane also shares wisdom from her early years as a self-published author for those seeking an alternative to traditional publishing.
Infinite Words isn’t just a reference guide; it’s an essential companion for writers facing the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-evolving world.
The 2013 Writer's Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published.
Look inside and you'll find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the business of writing. It's the most information we've ever jammed into one edition! You'll find advice on pitching agents and editors, finding money for your writing in unexpected places, and promoting your writing. Plus, you'll learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart.
You also gain access to:Lists of professional writing organizationsSample query lettersA free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets
Includes a self-publishing checklist, submission tracker, family tree of the major book publishers, and helpful charts.
"Writer's Market can save you a lifetime of collecting, sorting, and updating industry info, and it's jam-packed with the things you need, including hard-earned advice from those in the field. As a result, Writer's Market gives you time--that most precious commodity for all writers--so you can turn your attention to the cultivation of your talent." --Julianna Baggott, author of Pure, Girl Talk and The Prince of Fenway Park
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If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2016 is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 28th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children’s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find:Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including author Henry Winkler (The Hank Zipzer series); author-illustrator Will Hillenbrand (Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! and other picture books); author Barney Saltzberg (The Day the Crayons Quit); and more."New Literary Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps building their client lists right now. These agents are actively seeking authors of young adult, middle-grade, chapter books, and picture books.Success stories--13 debut authors, as well as 9 successful debut illustrators, share their paths to publication so you can learn from their success and see what they did right.Informative articles on how to make young readers laugh, how to build a career as an illustrator, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more.A one-year subscription to the children's publishing content on WritersMarket.com.*+ Includes exclusive access to the webinar "25 Tips on How to Succeed in Children's Publishing" by Danielle Smith of Red Fox Literary.
*Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.
"I found my literary agent /art rep in the Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market." --Deborah Marcero, illustrator of the Backyard Witch series (Greenwillow HarperCollins) and author-illustrator of Ursa's Light (2016, Peter Pauper Press)
"If you're serious about writing or illustrating for young people, the information, tools, and insights within the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market will get you started on the right path." --Wendy Toliver, author of Lifted (Simon Pulse) and two other novels for children
Written in clear, non-specialist prose, The Book in Society first provides an overview of the rise of the book and of the modern publishing and bookselling industries. It explores the evolution of written texts from early forms to contemporary formats, the interrelationship between literacy and technology, and the prospects for the book in the twenty-first century. The second half of the book is based on historian Robert Darnton’s concept of a book publishing “communication circuit.” It examines how books migrate from the minds of authors to the minds of readers, exploring such topics as the rise of the modern notion of the author, the role of states and others in promoting or restricting the circulation of books, various modes of reproducing and circulating texts, and how readers’ responses help shape the form and content of the books available to them.
Feature boxes highlighting key texts, individuals, and developments in the history of the book, carefully selected illustrations, and a glossary all help bring the history of the book to life.
For more than three decades, photographers have trusted Photographer’s Market as a resource for helping them grow their businesses. Now Photographer’s Market has improved upon this history to provide a comprehensive and 100% up-to-date listing of every must-have market for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more.In addition to the more than 1,500 individually verified market listings, the 2012 Photographer’s Market includes:Up-to-date information on how to start and run a photography business, including how to find clients, who to contact to submit your photos, what types of photos they need and how to submit both digital and film imagesNEW! Special features on selling more photography in 2012, secrets to social media success, exploring new niches, bringing new life to an old business, generating referrals and managing your clientsNEW! Inspiring and informative interviews with successful professionals including sports photographer Rick Wilson, fine art photographer Kathleen McFadden, wedding photographer Marissa Bowers and Harley-Davidson’s chief photographer Brad ChaneyNEW! Q&As with tips and advice from photo rep Norman Maslov and American Photographic Artists CEO Stephen BestMarkets for fine art photographers, including hundreds of galleries and art fairs, as well as tips for maximizing art fair success
No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2016 is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by the country's top publishers. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes:A one-year subscription to the literary agents content on WritersMarket.com.*Secrets to why agents stop reading your submission. Four literary agents review writers' unpublished first pages and give honest feedback. The agents examine 10 different first-page submissions and explain if and when they would stop reading."New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now.Success stories: 13 debut authors explain their paths to publication so you can learn from their success and see what they did right.Answers to 19 frequently asked questions about query letters and submissions.Informative how-to articles on synopsis writing, voice and craft, characters, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more.+ Includes exclusive access to the webinar "30 Tips for Getting an Agent" by Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberly Cameron & Associates
*Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com.
"The first book I ever bought when I began my publishing journey was the Guide to Literary Agents. And it's one of the first things I recommend to any aspiring writer." --Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn (2015), the first of a two-book deal from Penguin/Putnam
"I found my literary agent in Guide to Literary Agents. The GLA was one of the best writing investments I ever made." --Jessica Lidh, author of debut novel The Number 7 (Merit Press)
There are over 3 million books in the Kindle Store, with thousands more added every day. How do you get yours noticed? Visibility isn't a challenge that can be bested once - it requires continual work. But there are tools and strategies to do much of the heavy lifting for you.
In Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books, you'll discover how to:
Leverage Amazon's famous recommendation engine to take advantage of the various opportunities it provides for exposurePosition your books for discoverability on other sales venuesMinimize the time you spend promoting so you have more time to spend writingPromote in a cost-effective way that actually worksBy using these tips, you will get your book noticed. And getting noticed is the key to growing your sales.
Praise for Let's Get Visible:
"Let's Get Visible is the best tool I have discovered for a writer to push sales and visibility to the next level, and an indispensable addition to the library of any indie writer. If you're an indie writer and you're not buying this book, you simply aren't playing this game to win."--Michael Wallace, bestselling author of The Righteous.
"Gaughran distills complex subject matter and explains it in a way that anybody can easily understand, and takes the guesswork out of promotion at Amazon. He removes the mysticism and gets you as close as anyone outside of Amazon will probably be to understanding how stuff works behind the curtain."--David Wright, bestselling author of Yesterday's Gone.
"If you are a self-publisher looking to improve your ability to get eyeballs on your books, I can't recommend this title highly enough. The book contains many ideas I've used successfully and several I'm now excited to try."--Cidney Swanson, bestselling author of Saving Mars.
"Let's Get Visible offers a precise understanding of Amazon's systems and a real strategy authors can use to improve performance. An invaluable resource."--Jason Letts, bestselling author of Inevitable.
*** TABLE OF CONTENTS ***
The Sales Cliff
PART I: AMAZON ALGORITHMS
1. Amazon Sales Rank
2. Amazon's Recommendation Engine
3. Best Seller Lists
5. Top Rated
6. Hot New Releases
7. Movers & Shakers
8. The Importance of Popularity
9. Search & Also Boughts
10. Battling The Sales Cliff
PART II: FREE PULSING
11. Is Free A Bad Idea?
12. Free Matching
13. KDP Select
14. Planning A Successful Free Run
15. Post-Free Tips
16. The End of Free
PART III: PRICE PULSING
17. The Benefits of Running A Sale
18. With Our Powers Combined
PART IV: ADVERTISING
19. Why Advertise At All?
20. The Major Sites
21. How to Evaluate an Advertising Opportunity
22. Evaluating Your Promo
23. Combining Promos
PART V: LAUNCH STRATEGY
24. Building A Mailing List
25. The Standard Book Launch
26. Spreading The Love
27. Going For Broke
28. Seeding With Freeloaders
PART VI: SELLING OUTSIDE OF AMAZON
30. Strategies for Success
31. Amazon & Exclusivity
32. Keep Writing!
The Advanced Author Toolkit
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Learn what works and what doesn't in the eBook market by using smart market research given in this book.
Crack the formula of how to write short books in a very short time selecting a non-fiction niche that sells and which you can easily research about even if you have no knowledge.
With this book you will gain knowledge about the following subjects:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Writing Short Non-Fiction Kindle Books
Time And Attention Are In Short Supply
The Pricing Factor And How It Affects Readers And Authors
The $2.99 And Under Effect
So What Does This Mean For Authors?
Chapter 2 HOW TO PICK THE BEST NICHE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SALES
Choosing Your Niche
What Is A Niche?
How To Choose A Niche
Is There A Demand?
Narrowing Your Niche
Chapter 3 FOUR COMMON TYPES OF SHORT KINDLE BOOKS YOU CAN WRITE
All Interview-Focused Book
A List Book Or Tip Book
A Book That Answers A Specific Question
A Long-Form Article Book
Chapter 4 THE QUICK & EASY METHOD FOR MAKING YOUR BOOK
Why Create An Outline?
Outlining Made Simple
Add Main Points
All Evolving Outline
Chapter 5 HOW TO CRAFT POWERFUL BOOK TITLES THAT GENERATE SALES
Title Creation Saves Time
Developing The Title
The Importance Of A Great Title
What Makes A Great Title?
Brainstorming Your Own Book Title
Know Your Audience
Create A Spider Map
Have A Title Party
Chapter 6 OUTSOURCING
Negotiate and request for sample material
Chapter 7 YOUR FIRST DRAFT IS DONE. NOW WHAT?
The Phases Of Editing
Self-Editing Your Work
Five Things To Watch Out For
1) Facts And Figures
2) Spelling And Grammar
3) Fluff And Junk Words
4) Tone And Consistent Voice
Chapter 8 HIRING A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR – WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Send Your Book To An Editor
The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Editor
It Takes A Team
Creating Your Editing Team
Edit My 15,000 Word EBook
Avoid Hiring Editors From Fiverr
Chapter 9 FORMATTING YOUR KINDLE EBOOK
If you've ever wanted to try MailChimp but weren't sure where to start or possibly found it intimidating, then this is the book for you. Follow along with simple step-by-step instructions that will make it easy to master sending your first campaign and get you connecting with your fan base.
In this short guide you'll discover:
-How to set up your account and start your first list
-How to build various types of signup forms
-How to build your first campaign
-How to understand analytics
-Ideas for building your mailing list
-General tips and do's and don'ts for writing your campaigns
-Explore further integrations such as WordPress plugins, mobile apps, Facebook and tablet forms
Email marketing shouldn't be hard and it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg either so sit back, pull up a seat, and let's start building you some new skills.
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