The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book

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Broadway Books, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 277 pages
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Publishers buy new book ideas every week. Why not yours?
Whether your book consists of a few notes on the back of a napkin or a completed manuscript, Susan Page's proven system will make your dream of successful publication come true. A bestselling author and leading consultant to other writers, Susan Page knows the difference between common industry wisdom that doesn't work and the precise, easy-to-follow strategies that actually get results. In this breakthrough book, she leads you away from the obstacles that often delay and frustrate writers and introduces the twenty essential steps for success, including:
r The three "magic &rst steps" you must take now to claim success later on
r The real differences between self-publishing and selling to a publisher
r Clever methods for &nding a truly brilliant title for your book
r The formula for writing proposals that get read. . . and then bought
r A deliberate method for &nding the right agent for you
r The six biggest hidden heartbreaks in publishers' contracts and how to avoid them
r The range of royalty advances and how much you might expect (hint: it may be larger than you think!)
r Seven minimum requirements for a six-&gure advance
r A step-by-step method for planning your own "blockbuster" promotion
Susan Page not only tells you how to proceed, she anticipates how you might feel at various stages and deftly coaches you through the best and the worst of it all. And the gift many of her clients have appreciated most is the crucial, little-known skill of keeping your hopes high and your expectations realistic. This book will leave you feeling excited, inspired, and ready to get to work.
SusanPage is the author of three previous books, "How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together, Eight Essential Traits of Couples Who Thrive, " and "If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?" Her work has been translated into 14 languages and sold in 28 countries. She lectures widely, is a past chapter president of the National Speakers Association, and has been helping authors to successful publication for years.

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User Review  - shabacus - LibraryThing

I should have paid more attention to the title. First off, a word of warning--this book is for non-fiction writers, not fiction writers. If you want to publish a novel, this is not the resource you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Cullen - Goodreads

Lots of great advice in here. I learned a lot. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Susan Page is the author of three previous books, How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together, Eight Essential Traits of Couples Who Thrive, and If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single?  Her work has been translated into 14 languages and sold in 28 countries.  She lectures widely, is a past chapter president of the National Speakers Association, and has been helping authors to successful publication for years.

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