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|Connections, or Welcome to the 20th-Anniversary Edition|
|What the Pros Know||11|
|Buying Advice and Assistance||24|
|The Plain Truth About Agents||41|
|Who Do You Know?||53|
|Shaping Subject Matter||62|
|Openings, or Where to Submit Your Manuscript||74|
|Procedures, or How to Submit Your Manuscript||90|
|A Note on Improving Your Vision||107|
|Getting What's Coming to You||111|
|Editing, Copy-editing, Design, Production and Part-and-Parcel Advertising||128|
|Why and How to Be Your Own Best Sales Force||140|
|The Case for Doing It Yourself||163|
|Creation Processes: From Editing to Entity||176|
|Righting the Scales of Success||239|
|A Comprehensive Roundup||244|
|Getting the Words Right Resources||245|
|A Foot in the Door Resources||276|
|The Sale and Its Sequels Resources||295|
|The Self-Publishing Option Resources||320|