Guide To Book Publishers Editors And Literary Agents

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Writer
ISBN: 9780871162106
Size: 32.68 MB
Format: PDF
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Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors And Literary Agents 2017

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684059
Size: 10.35 MB
Format: PDF
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Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Getting Published

Author: Sheree Bykofsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592575183
Size: 31.92 MB
Format: PDF
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Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on what to write and why, how to research the market, what to expect if you sign with an agent, and how to choose, submit, and work with a publisher.

Thinking Like Your Editor How To Write Great Serious Nonfiction And Get It Published

Author: Susan Rabiner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393340211
Size: 52.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.

The Story You Need To Tell

Author: Sandra Marinella
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684849
Size: 15.43 MB
Format: PDF
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A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella’s pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting true stories illustrate Marinella’s methods for understanding, telling, and editing personal stories in ways that foster resilience and renewal. She also shares her own experience of using journaling and expressive writing to navigate challenges including breast cancer and postpartum depression. Each of the techniques, prompts, and exercises she presents helps us “to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of loss.”

Literary Agents

Author: Michael Larsen
Publisher: Wiley
Size: 39.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Chock-full of delicious, wise, witty, and often laugh-out-loud quotes about the writer's life, the editor's life, the agent's life.... It's absolutely the last word on literary agents." —Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associates "Snappy, nuts-and-bolts guide to the world of literary agents, with lots of practical tips." —Library Journal "Larsen's useful guide provides needed understanding of the world of literary agents."—Booklist In this revised and expanded edition of his acclaimed guide, veteran literary agent Michael Larsen gives you an illuminating, insider's look into the world of literary agents. Here are all the facts you need to find and work with the one that can launch your writing career, including: How to contact an agent Why agents are so important in today's publishing world How agents transform writers into authors What you can do to make yourself irresistible to agents and publishers How agents make money for authors How to decipher agency agreements and book contracts When it's time to change agents—and how to do it

Literary Agents

Author: John F. Baker
Publisher: Arco
ISBN: 9780028617404
Size: 33.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring in-depth interviews with the industry's leaders, this title is an insider's guide to the most powerful literary agents and how to find the right one.

Step Out Of Your Story

Author: Kim Schneiderman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682323
Size: 52.67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Every life is an unfolding story and how individuals tell their story matters. Recent Stanford and Columbia University studies showed that how we view the story of our lifeshapes the life itself. Who are the heroes and villains? Where does the plot twist and how are conflicts resolved? Whether we are considering how a job was lost, a relationship clicked, or a dream deferred, we have the ability to empower ourselves or turn ourselves into hapless victims. Kim Schneiderman knows the power of story as both a therapist and a writer. Her clients often tell their stories in ways that keep them stuck but when they employ the storytelling techniques here, they view their lives as works in progress, become powerful narrators, and understand big picture storylines in ways that allow them to easily develop their own character, shape their actions and relationships, and create fulfilling happy endings.”

The Shortest Distance Between You And A Published Book

Author: Susan Page
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 9780553061772
Size: 27.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this innovative, comprehensive manual for writers of both fiction and nonfiction, bestselling author Susan Page reveals her original system for turning the dream of successful publication into reality. Lively anecdotes and examples pepper the book, along with psychological strategies for remaining sane throughout the process of getting published.

The Cold Song

Author: Linn Ullmann
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516680
Size: 66.49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Named in the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2014! Ullmann’s characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother. Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it. The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.