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|About This Book|
|1||Freelance Writing Today - and Tomorrow||1|
|2||Planning a Writing Business||9|
|3||The Writer's Office and Tools||19|
|4||The Mystery of Ideas||35|
|5||Seven Secrets of a Successful Magazine Query||49|
|6||How to Sell a Book||61|
|7||Writing for the Web||73|
|8||Why Literary Agents Need You More Than Ever - And How to Get the Agent You Need||81|
|9||Research Finding the Right Stuff||93|
|10||How to Find Experts||105|
|12||Collaborations: The Pleasures and Perils of Shared Bylines||121|
|13||The Serendipity of Specialization||135|
|14||Self-Publishing: Alternatives for Getting Books into Print||143|
|16||This Pen for Hire: Leveraging Your Skills||165|
|17||Op-Eds and Essays: Leveraging Your Knowledge||179|
|18||Reprints, Re-Slants, and Other Ways to Resell Your Work||189|
|20||Employing a Writing Assistant||209|
|21||Contracts: Protecting Writers' Rights||219|
|22||Creating Brand You: Promoting Yourself and Your Work||231|
|23||Writers and the Law||243|
|24||Taxes and Deductions||255|
|25||Forays into Fiction||265|
|26||Moving to Full-Time Freelancing: It's Not a Leap||275|
|App||Tips from the Pros||285|
Posted February 10, 2007
i went to a b&n store to find a good book on the business, and this is what i came home with. as i look to expand my career in writing, this is one of the meatiest books i've seen. i've got a lot going for me, great reviews, but if i don't know the markets and the ins and outs of the business, it's a struggle. this book really delivers what it claims - it is a lot like times i've sat down and had coffee with working writers. actually, it's better, because they weeded out the ones who like to gripe and talk about themselves!
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Posted February 10, 2006
This book is useless to anyone who has ever taken a basic course on feature writing or the business of freelance writing. And if you haven't taken a course like that yet, you're better off paying a couple of hundred dollars for a 9-week course (where you'll get some one-on-one attention and feedback from the instructor) than buying this book, which consists of insultingly cliche, generic advice. Notice, I did give it two stars instead of one. That's because much of the generic advice is still true. Here's a pat on the back for regurgitating what every writer already knows about freelancing. I expected far more from the ASJA...
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