Is There a Book Inside You?: A Step-by-step Plan for Writing Your Book

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Para Pub., 1991 - Authorship - 228 pages
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Is there a book inside you?: how to successfully author a book alone or through collaboration

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Poynter ( The Self-Publishing Manual ) and Bingham offer advice, much of it simplistic, to help would-be authors (in cluding people who aren't necessarily writers) to develop and publish a book. The ... Read full review

Contents

WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK
11
3
21
WHY DO YOU WANT TO WRITE A BOOK?
31
WHAT KIND OF BOOK DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?
39
5
46
IS YOUR TOPIC A WINNER?
53
6
56
WHAT WILL MY BOOK LOOK LIKE? 7
58
31
128
39
139
13
141
NEGOTIATING AND CONTRACTING
159
15
165
WRITING AND YOUR PERSONAL LIFE
175
83
183
16
185

GETTING READY TO WRITE
83
8
89
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
99
HOW TO WRITE A BOOK
109
REVISE AND EDIT
117
FINISHING THE MANUSCRIPT 11
123
99
193
17
197
AFTERWORD
211
117
224
123
227
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About the author (1991)

Dan Poynter was born on September 17, 1938. He received a bachelor's degree in social science from California State University, Chico. He worked in the aviation industry as a parachute-designer. When he went looking for a book on the then-emerging sport of hang gliding and couldn't find one, he decided to publish his own book on the subject. He was one the earliest advocates of quality self-publishing. He wrote more than 130 books during his lifetime including Hang Gliding and The Self-Publishing Manual. He founded Para Publishing in 1969. The company focused on technical books and manuals about sky-diving and parachute design. The company eventually expanded its list to include books on a variety of topics including self-publishing and writing. He was a founding member of the Publishers Marketing Association (now called the Independent Book Publishers Association). In 1992, he received the organization's Benjamin Franklin Person of the Year Award for Lifetime Achievement. He died after a long illness on November 3, 2015 at the age of 77.

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