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Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published with CDROM (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Sheree Bykofsky
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Publishing companies have consolidated, there are fewer editors, and literary agents are more selective. The result is that it’s tougher than ever to get published. Now, a successful literary agent and author and a best-selling nonfiction author and literary consultant provide even more of the practical advice every writer needs to get published. In this new edition, readers will find:
• An updated overview of changes in the publishing industry
• Practical tips about pitch letters, negotiations, contracts, and industry trends
• Includes CD-ROM with sample pitch letters, proposal templates, a comprehensive list of literary agents, links to fantastic author websites, and more
From writing the query letter and negotiating a contract to understanding the publishing process and promoting and marketing the book, this guide tells novices how to improve their chances of getting published.
A new updated edition...to help writers beat the competition.
Written by a New York literary agent and a West Coast acquiring editor, this book offers inside advice, author case studies, and even sample proposals, contracts, press releases, co-author agreements and more. This third edition features new content on non-fiction success, hot topics in fiction and non-fiction, how world events affect publishing, and more.
The most complete handbook on the market in this area
Expanded information relevant to the changing tide of the industry
Includes sample proposals, press releases, agreements, etc.
Authors know the book publishing world as editor, agent, and as authors
About the Author
Sheree Bykofsky is principal literary agent at the Sheree Bykofsky Agency in New York, representing over one hundred fiction and non-fiction authors. She has also co-authored several books. She is a frequent speaker at colleges, conferences, and seminars across the country.
Jennifer Basye Sander has worked in all aspects of the book publishing business from authoring to packaging to acquiring. Currently the senior editor of Prima Publishing, she has written 24 books.
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