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78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Mightby Pat Walsh
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For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers' guides every year, at last there's one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can't get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often funny, book shows them how to identify their own missteps, stop listening to bad advice, and get to work. Drawing on his experience as founding editor of MacAdam/Cage, Pat Walsh gives writers what they need-specific, straightforward feedback to help them overcome bad habits and bad luck. He avoids the optimistic, sometimes misleading directions often found in publishing how-to books and presents the industry as it is, warts and all. Here is the first guide that tells writers just what the odds against them are and gives them practical tips for evening them.
An industry insider provides a candid, practical, and irreverent guide for would-be authors that explains how to deal with the realities of the publishing world, with straightforward guidance on how to overcome bad habits and bad luck in order to have a fighting chance of getting one's writings published. Original.
Identifies seventy-eight common reasons a manuscript can be overlooked by a publisher and offers fourteen tips to help authors get their work noticed and published.
About the Author
Pat Walsh is formerly a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, a self- proclaimed failed novelist, and a founding editor of the independent literary publisher MacAdam/Cage. In his six years with the company, it has gone from publishing four titles a year to publishing thirty-eight.
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