Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career

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Writer's Digest Books, Nov 25, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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Publishing Your Nonfiction Book

In Publish Your Nonfiction Book, successful literary agent Sharlene Martin and noted novelist and nonfiction author Anthony Flacco draw on their years of experience to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what the publishing industry is really like and how to successfully navigate it in order to ensure a long-term career.

You'll learn:Techniques for writing a strong query letter that hooks agents and editors right from the startStrategies for putting together a stellar proposal package that successfully pitches you and your bookMethods for creating a respectable author platform - before you start pitching your bookTips for getting an agent and building a lasting working relationshipAnd much, much more!

Plus, the authors examine actual query letters and proposals that worked, so you can see firsthand exactly what catches an agent's attention and why.

Publish Your Nonfiction Book is the one-on-one agent consultation you need - but seldom get - to learn the ropes and seal the deal.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 How to Surf the Tidal Wave in Todays Nonfiction Book Market
5
Chapter 2 The Many Forms of Nonfiction
15
Chapter 3 The Platform Dance
37
Chapter 4 Getting the Rights Right
55
Chapter 5 The Nine Essential Elements of a Book Proposal
64
Chapter 6 Three Proposals That SoldAnd Why They Did
82
Chapter 7 The Tao of the Query LetterAnd Beyond
104
Tactics For Presenting Yourself
162
How Your Sale is Made
174
The Book Contract
190
Chapter 14 The SelfPublishing Option
208
Follow this Schedule to Finish Your Book
223
Your Ticket to the Top
245
Whats Next?
268
Appendix Resources
282

How Not to Do It
116
Chapter 9 Why Your Query Will Work
133
Chapter 10 Submitting Your Query
150

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About the author (2009)

Sharlene Martin is the founder of Martin Literary Management in Seattle. Sharlene is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences throughout the country, and she has published articles in Writer's Digest magazine, Guide to Literary Agents, and Publishers Weekly.

This is Anthony Flacco's sixth book as a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He has also written articles on a variety of subjects for such diverse places as Reader's Digest, Stars and Stripes, and numerous literary websites and blogs. Additionally, he is an experienced public speaker who frequently gives seminars on writing. He serves as an editorial consultant for Martin Literary Management.

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