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Successful Syndication: A Guide for Writers and Cartoonistsby Michael Sedge
Synopses & Reviews
Chock full of insiders' information, Successful Syndication systematically details how writers and cartoonists can turn dreams of having work syndicated into reality. Tell-all text addresses every aspect of syndication: creating columns, comics, and features most likely to sell; finding a syndication agency; working with people at a syndicate­or setting up self-syndication; marketing through the Internet or direct mail; attracting international sales; pricing; and invoicing. Extensive resource lists are included, as are ample documents and a clause-by-clause review of a syndicated contract by the nation's top syndication lawyer.
Book News Annotation:
Syndicated author Sedge offers advice on turning a column or cartoon into a money-making enterprise by syndicating it nation-wide, internationally, and on the internet. Chapters discuss both the creative process and the business of promotions and sales. Specific topics include defining the audience, finding a syndicate, submission guidelines, cover letters and proposals, and signing a contract.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The first book devoted to providing complete information about the syndication business.
Chock full of insiders' information, this is the first book devoted to providing complete information about the syndication business, systematically detailing how writers and cartoonists can turn dreams of having work syndicated into reality.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -174) and index.
About the Author
Michael H. Sedge is owner of the Strawberry Media Agency in Naples, Italy, a company that produces editorial packages (articles, photos, illustrations) for more than forty publications around the world and syndicates in Canada, Holland, and Asia. He is the author of more than 2,600 articles that have appeared in publications throughout the world, the novels Death Watch and The Oracle, the screenplay The Vatican Diary, and several nonfiction books, including Ascent to Failure. He publishes the quarterly Markets Abroad newsletter, where he shares his knowledge with readers about international newspapers, magazines, and book publishers.
Sedge is a foreign correspondent for Armed Forces Journal, Diplomat (UK), International Travel World, and the syndication agency Articles International. His recent assignments have included work for Newsweek, Robb Report, the in-flight magazines for Singapore, Philippine, and Japan Airlines, as well as The Discovery Channel.
A native of Flint, Michigan, Sedge has been married for 22 years to Gabriella Giugliano, and together they have two lovely children: Amanda and Daniele. He maintains his U.S. citizenship, but has been legal resident of southern Italy for more than 24 years, where he lives in Naples.
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