How to Get Happily Published, Fifth Edition: Complete and Candid Guide, A

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Harper Collins, Apr 8, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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The classic, bestselling guide to getting published

In the 20 years since it first appeared, hundreds of thousands of writers'professionals as well as beginners--have read, followed and benefited from How to Get Happily Published. This new edition adds material on making deals with publishers (and what's important), working with small publishers (and when that's preferable), capitalizing on contacts (and where to make them), deciding whether to self-publish (and how much that costs), using new electronic media (to publish; to get information, publicity, promotion and sales; and to connect with enthusiastic readers), and making your work sell better (whoever the publisher is).

Plus hundreds of new resources--books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, groups, experts and Internet sites covering every step of the publishing process.

 

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Contents

Initiation
1
What the Pros Know
11
Buying Advice and Assistance
24
The Plain Truth About Agents
41
Who Do You Know?
53
Shaping Subject Matter
62
Openings or Where to Submit Your Manuscript
74
Procedures or How to Submit Your Manuscript
90
The outbreak of hostilities Judging publishers Doing
183
Managing Sales
190
Finding Funding
213
Spinoffs
223
Metamorphoses Excerpt opportunities Ghosting
234
A Comprehensive Roundup
244
A Foot in the Door Resources
276
The Sale and Its Sequels Resources
295

A Note on Improving Your Vision
107
Editing Copyediting Design Production
128
Why and How to Be Your Own Best Sales Force
140
The SelfPublishing Option
160
From Editing to Entity
176
The SelfPublishing Option Resources
320
Money Resources
354
Index
369
Copyright

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About the author (1998)


Judith Appelbaum--who's been a columnist and reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, an editor of Harper's and the managing editor of Publisher's Weekly--is managing director of Sensible Solutions, Inc., the New York book marketing firm. Winner of the Publishers Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award for Lifetime Achievement, she serves on of the faculty of the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver and is a leader in industry efforts to improve royalty payments for the benefit of authors and publishers alike.

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