The Everything Guide To Magazine Writing: From Writing Irresistible Queries to Landing Your First Assignment-all You Need to Build a Successful Career (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Mar 13, 2007 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Magazine writing has its own set of rules and guidelines that can befuddle anyone trying to break into the business. The Everything Guide to Magazine Writing clarifies the process by providing you with insider tips and guidance to achieve success in this exciting field. With this practical and authoritative book, you'll learn everything from how to come up with ideas that sell to handling billing and taxes. Kim Kavin, a successful and talented writer who has turned magazine writing into a lucrative career, teaches you how to: - Write an irresistible query letter; - Find and keep clients; - Start a freelance business; - Negotiate contracts; - Get paid for articles. If you're seeking success in writing for magazines, The Everything Guide to Magazine Writing is your one-stop resource for everything from improving your writing skills to starting your own business!
  

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Contents

Youre a Content Provider 2 More Demands Every Day 4 Contract
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Assessing Your Skills 16 Financial Considerations 19 Being
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Your Home Office 34 Accounting Issues 35 Administrative
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Competing Titles 53 Creating Your Stable of Titles 54 Using
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Query Letters
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Cementing Your Base
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What Is an Assignment Letter? 86 Why You Should Insist on Them
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100 First North American Serial Rights 101 Work
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Making Time to Improve Your Craft 157
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Expanding Your Base 171
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Increasing Your Income
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Working with Editors
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Managing Your Future
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Dealing with the Doldrums
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Adding to Your Repertoire
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Better Reporting 268 Improving Your Leads 270 Strengthening
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A Successful Magazine Writers Day 116 Every Client Is Your Only
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Marketing Yourself 143
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MustHave Reference Books
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Kim Kavin is an award-winning travel writer whose assignments have taken her everywhere from Florence to Fiji. Kavin's articles appear regularly in Yachting magazine as well as online at www.charterwave.com and www.boatermouth.com. She is the author of The Everything Family Guide to Cruise Vacations, The Everything Family Guide to Timeshares, and The Everything Family Guide to Northern California and Lake Tahoe.

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