The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need Get Published

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Do you write for hours on end and wonder if anyone else will ever see your work?
Do you send out countless samples, proposals, and pleas only to hear nothing back?
Do you long to see your name in print and actually make money as a writer?

With The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published, you can finally learn how to master the process and get that byline you've ...

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Overview

Do you write for hours on end and wonder if anyone else will ever see your work?
Do you send out countless samples, proposals, and pleas only to hear nothing back?
Do you long to see your name in print and actually make money as a writer?

With The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published, you can finally learn how to master the process and get that byline you've always wanted.

Offering you insider's tips to the tricky publishing world, this expert author and agent team can help you make your writing dreams a reality. Meg Schneider and Barbara Doyen reveal how to:

  • Approach the appropriate publishing house
  • Make a successful pitch
  • Get material to the decision-makers directly
  • Self-promote and negotiate the best deal possible
The ultimate writer's resource, The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Get Published offers the cold hard facts about the business as well as valuable advice that will turn your career around-or give it the kick-start it needs!

Meg Schneideris an award-winning writer with nearly two decades of experience in journalism and public relations. She has written 8 books, including two for writers: The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal. Her journalism honors include awards from the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors, Women in Communications, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Gannett, the New York State Associated Press, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. A native of Iowa, Schneider now lives in Upstate New York.

Barbara Doyen is President of Doyen Literary Services, Inc. – an agency representing 100-plus authors. Her writing credits include many articles and eight published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and an audiocassette instructional series that was endorsed by James Michener. Her Write To $ellé seminars have assisted thousands of attendees in furthering their writing careers. Doyen has been involved in publishing since the mid-1970s, when her first novel was published. Her agency was incorporated in 1988. Doyen lives in Northwest Iowa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598696875
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,371,563
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Welcome to the World of Publishing     3
Newspapers
Magazines
The Internet
Commercial Opportunities
Newsletters
Books
Set Yourself Up for Success     14
Learn the Tools of the Trade
Setting Goals for Yourself
Writing for Free, then Getting Paid
Building a Credential Pool
Play by the Rules
How Teaching Can Help
Conferences and Seminars
Web Sites and Blogs
You Can Become an Expert
Find Your Place in this Writing World     35
A Matching Game: Ideas and Audience
Get to Know Your Potential Markets
How to Think Like an Editor
Finding and Filling Voids
Establishing an Angle
Keeping an Open Mind
Working with an Agent     47
"Do I Need an Agent?"
The Job of an Agent
What to Look for
Finding the Right Agent for You
Author-Agent Agreements
Sustaining a Professional Relationship
Tackle the Magazine Market     62
How Magazine Publishing Works
Spotting Break-In Opportunities
Get to Know the Publication
Guidelines for Submission
How to Craft Your Query
Accepting Work
Try, Try, Try Again
The Basics of Book Proposals     73
Find a Target
Submitting Your Fiction
Submitting Your Nonfiction
Some Elements Are Required
Only Give Your Best
Avoid These Common Mistakes
Submission Protocol     87
Query First
Understand the Guidelines
Practice Patience
Can You Make Multiple Submissions?
When the Answer Is Yes
When the Anser Is No
RevisingCan Get You the Deal     101
Who Is Your Client?
Coping with Criticism
Common Nonfiction Criticisms
Common Fiction Criticisms
Accepting the Challenge
Contract Negotiations     110
Types of Rights
Consider the Sale
Living Up to Your Promise
Working for Hire
Getting Credit
Different Types of Payment Arrangements
Collaborate with Your Editor     125
The Job of an Editor
What to Expect of Your Editor
What Your Editor Expects from You
Solving Problems Together
Beyond This Project
Make Your Book Known     134
Working with Others
What You Can Do
Take Baby Steps
Take Advantage of Your Platform
Network, Network, Network
Parlaying Coverage
Be Aware of Opportunities
"I'm a Writer Now"     146
Great Expectations
Creating a Business Plan
Accessing Markets
Juggling Projects and Deadlines
Protecting Your Reputation
Measuring Your Rewards
Sample Query Letters and Proposals     161
Index     177
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