The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing Success

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Beaufort Books, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 158 pages
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The publishing industry is changing rapidly, and there are more options for authors than ever before. Should you find an agent and search for a traditional publishing deal or consider self-publishing? Should you print hardcover copies or opt for an ebook-only launch? Should you hire a publicist? This easy-to-read, nuts-and-bolts guide covers everything from what to look for in? a contract to how many copies to print. Some of the topics covered are choosing a publishing strategy, the editorial process, design, printing, sales and distribution, marketing and publicity.'

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About the author (2013)

Eric Kampmann has worked in book publishing since 1970 at Viking, St. Martin's, then Simon & Schuster. He has worked with independent publishers since 1981. Eric is currently the President of Midpoint Trade Books, a sales and distribution company for independent publishers which he co-founded in 1996. Eric has also taught book publishing courses at Harvard, Columbia, Hofstra, and NYU.

Margot Atwell has worked in publishing since 2003. She is also a freelance editor and book reviewer, and has written for publications such as Publishers Weekly, Publishing Perspectives, Moviefone, Five on Five, and Derbylife. She is a graduate of Smith College, where she founded and edited Labrys, a journal of art and literature.

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