Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World: Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders

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Linden Publishing, Jun 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 130 pages
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A complete review of the modern publishing process, this resource is an ideal companion for aspiring authors who want to understand and break into this ever-changing industry. A question and answer format with a robust roster of literary agents, editors, authors, and insiders--including "Huffington Post "founder Arianna Huffington, "Slate "magazine editor David Plot, and "New York Times"-bestselling author Bob Mayer--this guidebook demystifies the entire publishing process. Thorough discussions on the difference between fiction and nonfiction publishing, working with an agent, maximizing marketing and promotional opportunities, and getting published in magazine, newspapers, and online make this an essential reference for anyone wanting to plot a course for publishing success.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1The Future of Publishing
1
Chapter 2An Uncertain World for Fiction Writers
13
Chapter 3First Write a Good Book Honing Your Work
21
Chapter 4Agents Advances and Copyright
31
Opportunities Abound
47
Chapter 6Should You SelfPublish?
55
Chapter 7Freelancing for Magazines and Online Publications
67
Chapter 8MarketingIts Up to You
77
Yes You Should
85
Chapter 10Facebook and MySpace and Tweeting Oh My
95
Chapter 11Dont Give Up
103
Index of Contributors
109
Glossary of Selected Terms
121
Resources for Writers
124
Back Cover
131
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Marcia Meier is an award-winning journalist and writer and the owner and director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. She is the author of Santa Barbara: Paradise on the Pacific and a former editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Her work has appeared in the Arizona Republic, Central Coast Magazine, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, and Santa Barbara Magazine. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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