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How I Got Published: Famous Authors Tell You in Their Own Words
     

How I Got Published: Famous Authors Tell You in Their Own Words

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by Ray White, Duane Lindsay (Editor)
 

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What does it take to go from unknown hopeful to published author?

&break;&break;Writing is a lonely occupation where rejection is the norm, and learning about the early hardships of today's best-selling authors can provide vital reassurance (and comic relief) to aspiring authors. These compelling stories of perseverance and publication

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What does it take to go from unknown hopeful to published author?

&break;&break;Writing is a lonely occupation where rejection is the norm, and learning about the early hardships of today's best-selling authors can provide vital reassurance (and comic relief) to aspiring authors. These compelling stories of perseverance and publication will nurture your dreams until you succeed. Inside you'll find:

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  • How more than eighty authors launched a successful career–in their own words. Many of these stories appear in this book for the very first time, while others are famous and have been passed down as literary legend.&break;
  • Ten "absolute" rules to follow for publishing success, gleaned from an analysis of more than fifty "how to get published" books. &break;
  • Inspiration and instruction that will help you realize your publishing dreams.
&break;&break;How I Got Published focuses on the scary and exciting time when writers are poised to jump before they discover if they can fly–the days when a writer has nothing but a manuscript or an idea or a story, and a desire to get it published.

&break;&break;Everybody loves a success story, and this book will leave you feeling energized and upbeat about finding your way. For resources, updates, and news visit: www.HowIGotPublished.com.

&break;&break;Contributors include:
&break;Clive Cussler, Gayle Lynds, David Brin, J.A. Jance, F. Paul Wilson, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Christopher Moore, Gillian Roberts, Greg Bear, John Lescroart, Marian Keyes, David Morrell, M.J. Rose, Stephen White, Karen Rose Smith, Stephen Coonts, and dozens of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615530816
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
09/10/2007
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Ray White is a Louis L'Amour type storyteller and an avid and eclectic reader. He's an entertaining public speaker who has taught classes and seminars on everything from writing to solar system design to tracking wounded bears through willow thickets.

Duane Lindsay is a published songwriter, a singer and cracker-jack guitar player who has performed professionally--the last effort being the Miami Book Fair with the Rock Bottom Remainders. It's this last connection that sets the stage for How I Got Published. Duane has the ability to reach an immense group of well-known authors.

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How I Got Published: Famous Authors Tell You in Their Own Words 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
srice More than 1 year ago
I gave two of these books to friends who keep saying that they will write a book. However, even though I gave it to them, my "pre reading before gifting", revealed that none of the authors that this author cited were notable. If the goal is to self publish and maybe get a book in print for a small market, this might be the rudimentary supplement you need. However most people would rather read an authoritative account from Sidney Sheldon or Dan Brown on their secrets for success to get published AND make a living at it.
aaqq More than 1 year ago
The book is advice from many published writers but mainly mystery writers, so not so relevant for other kinds of writing. Basic message is pretty redundant and unoriginal: be persistent. A few more original and useful tips are scattered throughout. Overall quite readable.
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rx42 More than 1 year ago
After reading several entries, I came across a short snip-it of information about my favorite author. While I was researching several items from the book, I was led to other more valuable information, that has been bery instrumental in beginning my journey towards being published. As this was my beginning, it has become an invaluable resource for future endeavors. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be a published author. A book that isn't listed below, "How to Write a Great Query Letter" by Noah Lukeman can be downloaded online.