Getting Published: How to Learn and Master the Business of Writing

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Jefferson Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 171 pages
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Teaching writers how to break into print by focusing on the business aspects of big-time publishing, this book combines a useful blend of personal anecdotes and experiences with New York agents and editors with how-to information on getting published and publishing. First-time writers learn the importance of who will buy their book and why, as well as what mistakes to avoid. Writers learn the specifics of proving a book’s worth to publishers, building a strong marketing plan, and lining up advance sales.

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Contents

Publishing is a Business
1
You Cant Always Write What You Want
14
Find a Niche of Your Own
26
The Agent Relationship
39
Dealing with an Editor
54
Marketing Matters Most
69
Your Writing Must Be Good
83
Why Good Books Often Dont Sell and Bad Ones Do
98
The Secrets of Sustainability
113
Appendix A
123
Appendix B
151
Copyright

About the author (2006)

David Magee is the founder and president of Jefferson Press and columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He is the author of Endurance: Winning Life’s Majors the Phil Mickelson Way, Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan, The John Deere Way, and the upcoming The South is Round: Contemplations of a 21st Century Redneck. He lives on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.


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