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You have an idea. A great idea. Now what? Whether you dream of having your name on the cover of a successful book (and 81% of Americans believe they have a book in them), or you're a seasoned yet frustrated veteran of the publishing jungle, this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every aspect of the publishing process.

Husband-and-wife team Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, who developed the enormously popular "Putting Your Passion into Print" seminar at Stanford University, are known to their students as "the Click and Clack of publishing." Whether the thought is large (how does one deal with rejection) or small (why is it that a "special pen" works such magic), they cover all the bases. How to:

  • Choose a top-of-the-heap idea
  • Come up with a blockbuster title
  • Craft an attention-getting pitch
  • Create a selling proposal
  • Find the right agent, publisher, and editor
  • Understand a book contract and royalty statements
  • Enhance presentation skills
  • Develop sales, marketing, and publicity savvy
  • and, if necessary, self-publish (as did Irma Rombauer for The Joy of Cooking and James Redfield for The Celestine Prophesy)
No matter if you're a literary fiction writer, a romance novelist, an academic looking to reach a popular audience, or a memoirist wanting to publish your life story, Putting Your Passion into Print shares a wealth of experience and insight from people who've been there and done that. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders — agents, editors, authors, and booksellers; side boxes featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals; query letters; a resource guide; and more.

Review:

"This book demystifies the process of getting published and is a must-have for every aspiring writer with a dream to see his or her passion in print. With input from agents, editors, and writers, this book is thorough, forthright, and importantly, also quite entertaining." Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

Review:

"I had no idea that the code of publishing would be as hard to decipher as the secret language of adolescent girls. If only I'd had Putting Your Passion into Print when I started writing!" Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes (the book that inspired the movie "Mean Girls")

Review:

"Putting Your Passion into Print offers aspiring authors refreshingly honest, knowledgeable, and detailed advice on not only how to get published, but how to deal with every phase of the publishing process constructively and realistically. It's an invaluable resource for anyone who dreams about having his/her book not only published, but published well." Jamie Raab, publisher, Warner Books

Review:

"Before you write your own book, read this one first. Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry understand the process of publishing. Their advice will help you envision and frame your work so that publishers will be more likely to perceive its value." Jonathan Karp, editor-in-chief, Random House

Review:

"This honest, comprehensive, and inspiring book is the best description of the contemporary publishing world that I've seen. It should be at the center of every writer's reference shelf for decades." Neal Pollack, author of Never Mind the Pollacks and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature

Review:

"From coming up with an idea to promoting the finished book, these insiders tell you what you need to know and inspire you to do it — with wit, charm, and a thorough knowledge of what they write." Amy Cherry, senior editor, W. W. Norton & Company

Synopsis:

How to get a book published remains a mystery to most aspiring authors. Literary agent/author Arielle Eckstut and author/performer David Sterry demystify the publishing process and explain how anyone can put his personal passion into print. Readers will learn how to find a top-of-the-heap idea, come up with a blockbuster title, write a door-opening query letter, create an air-tight proposal, find the perfect, agent, editor and publisher, get people to actually buy their book and much more.

Synopsis:

This nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every aspect of the publishing process and shares a wealth of experience and insight from people who've been there and done that. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders, agents, editors, authors, and booksellers; side boxes featuring real-life publishing success stories; and more.

About the Author

Arielle Eckstut runs the west coast office of the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, where she represents a wide array of bestselling and award-winning authors. She is the author of Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen.

David Henry Sterry is the author of Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent and Satchel Sez: The Wit, Wisdom, and World of Leroy Satchel Paige. He is also an award-winning actor, media coach, book doctor, poet, playwright, and activist for at-risk youth.

They are married, and live in San Rafael, California.

Table of Contents

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761138174
Subtitle:
Get Your Book Published Successfully!
Author:
Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry
Author:
Sterry, David Henry
Author:
Eckstut, Arielle
Author:
Sterry, David
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
LANGUAGE ARTS and DISCIPLINES / Authorship
Subject:
Authorship -- Marketing.
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines-Authorship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050718
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.04x6.30x1.52 in. 1.84 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761138174 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This book demystifies the process of getting published and is a must-have for every aspiring writer with a dream to see his or her passion in print. With input from agents, editors, and writers, this book is thorough, forthright, and importantly, also quite entertaining."
"Review" by , "I had no idea that the code of publishing would be as hard to decipher as the secret language of adolescent girls. If only I'd had Putting Your Passion into Print when I started writing!"
"Review" by , "Putting Your Passion into Print offers aspiring authors refreshingly honest, knowledgeable, and detailed advice on not only how to get published, but how to deal with every phase of the publishing process constructively and realistically. It's an invaluable resource for anyone who dreams about having his/her book not only published, but published well."
"Review" by , "Before you write your own book, read this one first. Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry understand the process of publishing. Their advice will help you envision and frame your work so that publishers will be more likely to perceive its value."
"Review" by , "This honest, comprehensive, and inspiring book is the best description of the contemporary publishing world that I've seen. It should be at the center of every writer's reference shelf for decades." Neal Pollack, author of Never Mind the Pollacks and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature
"Review" by , "From coming up with an idea to promoting the finished book, these insiders tell you what you need to know and inspire you to do it — with wit, charm, and a thorough knowledge of what they write."
"Synopsis" by , How to get a book published remains a mystery to most aspiring authors. Literary agent/author Arielle Eckstut and author/performer David Sterry demystify the publishing process and explain how anyone can put his personal passion into print. Readers will learn how to find a top-of-the-heap idea, come up with a blockbuster title, write a door-opening query letter, create an air-tight proposal, find the perfect, agent, editor and publisher, get people to actually buy their book and much more.
"Synopsis" by , This nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every aspect of the publishing process and shares a wealth of experience and insight from people who've been there and done that. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders, agents, editors, authors, and booksellers; side boxes featuring real-life publishing success stories; and more.
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