The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published

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Penguin, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 341 pages
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Expert advice for new writers.

Publishing companies have consolidated, there are fewer editors, and literary agents are more selective. The result is that it’s tougher than ever to get published. Now, a successful literary agent and author and a best-selling nonfiction author and literary consultant provide even more of the practical advice every writer needs to get published. In this new edition, readers will find:
• An updated overview of changes in the publishing industry
• Practical tips about pitch letters, negotiations, contracts, and industry trends
• Includes CD-ROM with sample pitch letters, proposal templates, a comprehensive list of literary agents, links to fantastic author websites, and more

  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

As an overview of the inner workings of getting published, I found the book to be a great resource, not only did it provide practical advice but also brought a common sense approach. I will surely use the author's advice both in my personal writing as well as in my classroom. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Tamia Pettus - Goodreads

It helped a little bit with self publishing. I am still lost. Read full review

Contents

I
1
III
3
V
15
VII
29
VIII
41
IX
55
XI
65
XII
67
XXXIII
195
XXXIV
197
XXXV
209
XXXVII
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XXXVIII
233
XXXIX
243
XLI
255
XLIII
269

XIV
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XVI
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XVIII
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XX
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XXI
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XXIII
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XXV
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XXVII
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XXIX
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XXXI
177
XLV
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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LI
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LIII
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LV
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LVII
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About the author (2006)

Sheree Bykofsky, the founder and owner of the Sheree Bykofsky Literary Agency, has written and represented hundreds of successful titles over her long publishing career. She regularly teaches university courses on publishing and speaks at writersÂ' conferences across the country.
Jennifer Basye Sander has been an author and book packager for nearly 20 years. Her career has spanned all aspects of the business, from retail sales and book acquisition to editorial and publicity. She and her husband founded the Big City Books Group, which develops book projects and has over 40 successful books in print.

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