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A proven plan for getting published in the nonfiction market
Book publishing is big business. Last year book sales totaled more than $25 billion. Although artistically discouraging, the reality in book publishing is that financial concerns often determine which books get published. But if you play your cards right, you can master the market. How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book presents step-by-step instructions on breaking into--and succeeding--in the nonfiction market. This invaluable resource is packed with industry anecdotes, case studies, quotes, interviews, and important advice from leading publishing professionals.
With close to fifty nonfiction books to her credit, Blythe Camenson is an expert at identifying marketable book ideas. Drawing from her wealth of experience, the author provides rare insight into not only the publishing industry but also the entire publishing process.
You'll learn how to:
- Find and define marketable book ideas
- Write attention-grabbing query letters
- Detail your ideas in well-organized proposals
- Approach the right editors and agents
- Land a contract before you write the book
- Deliver a well-crafted nonfiction manuscript
From researching and writing your book to hiring an agent to negotiating royalties and contracts and more, How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book addresses--and answers--all your questions.
From idea to contract to execution, this is the first all-in-one guide for prospective nonfiction writers. How to Sell, Then Write Your Nonfiction Book is uniquely structured to help you sell your ideas or yourself before you invest time and effort in a lengthy book project. This comprehensive reference guide provides specific tips for pitching and writing various nonfiction categories, with suggestions from agents, editors, and published authors. With expert advice on the technical elements of voice and style, useful resource listings, and sample proposals, you will find all the tools necessary to ultimately earn a living from nonfiction writing.
From idea to contract to execution, this is a guide for prospective nonfiction writers. It provides specific tips for pitching and writing various nonfiction categories, with suggestions from agents, editors and published authors.
About the Author
Blythe Camenson has written numerous articles and authored or coauthored more than four dozen books, including Careers in Writing and Your Novel Proposal: From Creation to Contract. As director of Fiction Writer's Connection, an organization for new writers, she teaches members how to improve their writing and how to get published.