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The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know
     

The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know

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by D. W. St.John
 
At last! A New York publishing agent reveals secrets that every aspiring author needs to know to break into the publishing scene. "Hilarious!" Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended… for the experienced writer looking to enjoy a good…laugh…should be required reading for aspiring best-selling authors…" Midwest Book Review

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The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Publishing as the all powerful gatekeepers of what is read is in rapid decline and this hilariously acerbic book may just be the last nail in its coffin. No one more richly deserves this parody. Writers will love this one!
Dick_Romulus More than 1 year ago
Are you as tired as I am of books purporting to make you a bestselling author? You've read some, right? Just do this and Knopf and Random House will be knocking at your door. HA! Then you need to read this book! It's a parody that will either offend you (if you're in the industry) or knock you off your chair laughing (if you're not).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard about this from friends and never really got what they were talking about. Now I get it. This nasty little book is really just what every writer has felt about the 'literary gatekeepers' who control what is published and what is not. It's a parting shot at a literary world of NY publishing and agents---a world in fast decline and one made moot by the advent of the e-book. It also makes fun of bad popular authors and bad bestselling fiction and it does it with a razor wit and a sledge hammer. Subtle it ain't...funny as hell IT IS!
Hebe_Rejevick More than 1 year ago
This is a big fat GOTCHA! from all of us rejected writers to the mainstream establishment publishers and agents who sent us form rejection letters without even skimming a page of our submissions. They richly deserve this book. Every word is right on the bull's eye. I loved every word of it.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Nice,,,, Great...!
TC_Writer More than 1 year ago
It had its moments, but I abandoned this book halfway through. I enjoy satire as much as the next person, but this ultimately became overbearing and flat, never really escaping the most basic level of sarcasm. Simply lampooning popular publishing myths -- consistently adopting a stance opposite of what most know to be true -- was funny at first, then felt smug, and then just became oppressive. This feels like a column stretched out to book length, and I finally decided it wasn't worth my time.