Book Editors Talk to Writers

Book Editors Talk to Writers

by Judy Mandell
     
 

Working editors share inside information on how book publishing really works

Based on penetrating interviews with 44 experienced editors, this essential guide gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know to get published faster and easier. No matter what publishing category you want to break into—fiction, cookbooks, self-help, computer books,

Overview

Working editors share inside information on how book publishing really works

Based on penetrating interviews with 44 experienced editors, this essential guide gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know to get published faster and easier. No matter what publishing category you want to break into—fiction, cookbooks, self-help, computer books, science fiction, mysteries, reference, or children's books—you'll find the information you need from an editor who specializes in that area. Here's the inside scoop on:

  • Book proposals: Create the kind of query letter or book proposal that editors prefer
  • Agents: Figure out if you need one and how to find the best agent for your work
  • Bestsellers: Is it luck or are they "made"?
  • Publishing decisions: Who really has the final say
  • Book packagers: What they do for authors and editors
  • Publishing lingo: understand terms like "slush pile,"backlist," "remainders," etc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471003915
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/1995
Series:
Books for Writers Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

JUDY MANDELL is a freelance writer who has published numerous books and magazine articles. She taught "Creative Approaches to Publishing" at the University of Virginia.

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