Synopses & Reviews
Every aspiring author wants to get published - many more than the publishing industry can handle. Getting published is a daunting task. This Smart Guide will provide the aspiring author with all the inside information and insider's tips and advice they need to know to gain an advantage in the highly competitive task of garnering the interest of a publisher or editor. Long time literary agents Mary Sue Seymour and Nicole Resciniti reveal their many years of knowledge as literary agents to the readers of this book providing advice in every aspect of getting published including nonfiction books. fiction, short stories as books or for magazines, magazine articles and, poetry. The provide the basics in planning your literary work, writing proposals to editors and publishers, getting organized and most important, what not to do when approaching a publisher. This is the essential book for anyone who seeks to get a literary work published and no author who wishes to see his/her name in print should do without it.
For all those interested in learning more about green living—whether they are looking to live completely sustainable lives or just want to add a bit more ecological awareness to their daily routine—this fun and informative guide offers an introduction to the principles of sustainable living as well as practical next steps. Readers will learn about the many good reasons to “go green,” including how it can benefit their personal health, the exciting job opportunities it provides, and the government tax breaks and rebates that are available. The book also discusses sources of renewable energy and the green technology that is available now and that that is being developed. This reference describes how to be energy wise and financially smart and how people can make their homes, their offices, and their childrens school greener.
About the Author
Julie Kerr is an earth scientist and an environmentalist who has worked for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management promoting healthy land stewardship, green-living skills, and conservation techniques for more than 34 years. She is author of more than 23 books, most on environmental topics, and is the recipient of the 2007 Honor Book in Science award for her work on renewable energy resources. She lives in Wanship, Utah.