How to Get Happily Published: A Complete and Candid Guide

How to Get Happily Published: A Complete and Candid Guide

by Judith Appelbaum, Nancy Evans
     
 

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The best guide to getting published is better than ever.

Hundreds of thousands of writers-pros and first-timers-have benefited from Judith Appelbaum's advice. Now this industry classic is brimming with new information:

  • A whole new section on agents-what they do and don't do, how to get an agent, change agents, and function without an agent
  • How to write

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Overview

The best guide to getting published is better than ever.

Hundreds of thousands of writers-pros and first-timers-have benefited from Judith Appelbaum's advice. Now this industry classic is brimming with new information:

  • A whole new section on agents-what they do and don't do, how to get an agent, change agents, and function without an agent
  • How to write effective queries and proposals
  • New options in deals with publisher
  • What editors want now
  • The pros and cons of larger and smaller publishers
  • The multiple submissions route
  • Coping with orphaned manuscripts and other perils
  • Opportunities for selling excerpts, ghostwriting and packaging

Editorial Reviews

Lisa Shaw
"Helped me write 20 books for publishers large and small and start my own publishing company!" -Lisa Rogak Shaw, Williams Hill Publishing
Midwest Book Review
"Highly recommended for all aspiring writers wanting to break into print, all veteran authors wanting to enhance their continued success in the literary marketplace, and all publishers seeking to establish themselves in the literary community as a preferred resource for good authors and an enthusiastic, supportive reading public."
Midwest Muse
"Concise advice on every topic from dealmaking with publishers to going it alone [and] extensive resource lists such as Internet sites, writing groups, newsletters and much more. ... Examples detail how authors have made this advice work for them."
Money Magazine
Among the many books of advice, the best isHow to Get Happily Published.
Publisher's Weekly
"A must addition to every serious writer's reference bookshelf."
The Marcus Letter
"It's taken me thirty years, writing a dozen books, to have learned what I could have learned in one reading of this book. It's all here-and more."
William M. Shinker
"I recommend this industry classic to writers all the time for its practical, common-sense guidance." William Shinker, President and Publisher, Broadway Books/Bantam Doubleday Dell
Booknews
Guidance for the writer in dealing with book and magazine publishers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
If you read only one book on the writing business, read this how-to-classic. In a few concise pages Judith Appelbaum covers everything from developing book ideas through getting the screen rights for a movie on cable TV, and then recommends detailed references for each process. This book can also save you money by telling you how to evaluate expensive courses or conferences as you teach yourself writing and revision. Chapters deal with finding an agent, submitting your proposal and query, coordinating with publishers after sales, self-publishing, getting funding and reclycling prose into videocassettes or lectures. Even if you're an experienced writer, you'll find excellent new ideas and resource materials here. If you're a beginner, How to Get Happily Published is a good place to start.
—Catherine de Cuir

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060101411
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/1978
Pages:
272

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"Invaluable...Explains in detail the steps authors can take to drum up excitement, interest, and an audience for their books."
Elizabeth Geiser
"No other book offers such practical, common-sense guidance on the step-by-step process of getting a book successfully published. Must reading for everyone who wants to do it right."
M. Scott Peck
"Most helpful to me when I needed to understand the publishing business."

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