Get Between the Covers: Leave a Legacy by Writing a Book

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About the Author:
Neil Shulman, M.D. is the co-author (along with Carl Hiaasen) of the bestseller Doc Hollywood, which became a major motion picture starring Michael J. Fox

About the Author:
Eric Spencer is the CFO of a notable hedge fund out of LA and NY. Eric is a former sub-deacon in the Episcopal Church, a member of MENSA, and is ...

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Overview


About the Author:
Neil Shulman, M.D. is the co-author (along with Carl Hiaasen) of the bestseller Doc Hollywood, which became a major motion picture starring Michael J. Fox

About the Author:
Eric Spencer is the CFO of a notable hedge fund out of LA and NY. Eric is a former sub-deacon in the Episcopal Church, a member of MENSA, and is heavily involved in a number of charitable organizations. He is a graduate of Duke University and currently splits time between New York City and Los Angeles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600373152
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Shulman, M.D. is the co-author (along with Carl Hiaasen) of the bestseller Doc Hollywood, which became a major motion picture starring Michael J. Fox. Neil was also an associate producer of the film. In addition to his work on Get Between the Covers, Neil has had success in several different genres, using a variety of publication options, over the past 25+ years. He has demonstrated his ability to build a "brand" on several different projects. He has written or co-written over 20 books, and some of his works can be read in as many as 8 languages. He has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, invented a new type of children's book, designed innovative and life-saving websites from his books, and is one of the leading public speakers in America. He has appeared on numerous news programs and syndicated talk shows in the past several years, in addition to the major print publications.

Eric Spencer is the 28-year-old co-author of the International Bestselling book, Get Between the Covers: Leave a Legacy by Writing a Book, which is now going into its 2nd edition. He has 7 more books in development, including an innovative self-help book, a 5 book series directed at his Generation Y peers, and a corporate thriller. Eric is the CFO/Head of Investor Relations for Universal Investments L.P., a leading hedge fund based out of Santa Monica, CA. Eric is a former sub-deacon in the Episcopal Church, a member of MENSA, and is heavily involved in a number of charitable organizations. He is a graduate of Duke University and currently splits time between New York City and Santa Monica.

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Table of Contents

Preface     xiii
Introduction     xv
Your Legacy Can Begin Today     1
You Have What it Takes     5
Anyone Can Find the Time     11
Generating a Genre     21
From Concept to Completed Manuscript     37
Unblocking Writer's Block     67
Edited-Down Advice on Editing     75
Improve Your Manuscript Through Peer Review     83
Somebody Will Want Your Book     91
Demystifying the Mighty Giant: Welcome to the Publishing Industry     99
On the Inside: How a Traditional Publisher Operates     103
The Multi-faceted Grapevine: How Publishers Let Readers Know About Books     115
Literary Agents: The Matchmakers of Publishing     129
Booksellers and the Retail Market Under the Microscope     141
Paths to Print     157
Traditional Publishing: A Tradition Like Many Others     161
Create Demand With Printing On-Demand     183
Start the Presses: Printing Your Own Book     205
Customize Your Readership with Custom Publishing     225
Conventional Vanity Publishing: Paying for Publication     233
E-Publishing: Expanding the Literary Horizon     237
Anecdotes, Advice, andActivities Leading to Success     247
Impress an Editor for Under {dollar}10     251
Author Generated Hype: The Key to Heightened Sales     263
Exercise Your Rights in Contracts     293
Finale     307
Rejection: Paving the Road to Success     311
Pat Yourself on the Back     323
Useful Resources     333
Making Sense of Writer's Market     335
The Web of Resources     341
Suggested Reading     345
Special Bonus     353

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