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Successful Syndication: A Guide for Writers and Cartoonists

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Chock full of insiders' information, Successful Syndication systematically details how writers and cartoonists can turn dreams of having work syndicated into reality. Tell-all text addresses every aspect of syndication: creating columns, comics, and features most likely to sell; finding a syndication agency; working with people at a syndicate­or setting up self-syndication; marketing through the Internet or direct mail; attracting international sales; pricing; and invoicing. Extensive resource lists are included,...

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Overview

Chock full of insiders' information, Successful Syndication systematically details how writers and cartoonists can turn dreams of having work syndicated into reality. Tell-all text addresses every aspect of syndication: creating columns, comics, and features most likely to sell; finding a syndication agency; working with people at a syndicate­or setting up self-syndication; marketing through the Internet or direct mail; attracting international sales; pricing; and invoicing. Extensive resource lists are included, as are ample documents and a clause-by-clause review of a syndicated contract by the nation's top syndication lawyer.

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Writers and cartoonists who envision syndicating their productions will find Successful Syndication an essential guide to the process, with chapters telling how to locate and work with syndicates, how to create marketable materials and identify audiences, using the Internet to appeal, and submitting pieces for consideration. Essential for any seeking to syndicate work.
—Internet Book Watch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581150513
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,027,342
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael H. Sedge is owner of the Strawberry Media Agency in Naples, Italy, a company that produces editorial packages (articles, photos, illustrations) for more than forty publications around the world and syndicates in Canada, Holland, and Asia. He is the author of more than 2,600 articles that have appeared in publications throughout the world, the novels Death Watch and The Oracle, the screenplay The Vatican Diary, and several nonfiction books, including Ascent to Failure. He publishes the quarterly Markets Abroad newsletter, where he shares his knowledge with readers about international newspapers, magazines, and book publishers.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Realistic Expectations 3
Ch. 2 Finding a Syndication Agency 13
Ch. 3 Working with a Syndicate 23
Ch. 4 Guidelines for Writers and Cartoonists 29
Ch. 5 Column Syndication: Tips from the Pros 43
Ch. 6 Cartoon Syndication: Tips from the Pros 49
Ch. 7 The Self-Syndication Route 59
Ch. 8 Submissions 69
Ch. 9 You're a Business 81
Ch. 10 Using the Internet 87
Ch. 11 International Sales 93
App. A: Syndicates 95
App. B Universal Press Syndicate Boilerplate Contract 105
App. C Contract Analysis 113
App. D: Forms 167
App. E: References 173
About the Author 175
Index 177
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2008

    Needs revision

    This book was written eight years ago. The instruction in writing and marketing a column was essential, but the addresses of newspaper syndicates contained in the appendix was out of date. This lead to half of my sample packages being returned with a 'no such address' stamp. This book should be updated, with new information on online publishing, or it should be pulled out of circulation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2000

    Another Great Sedge Book!!!

    The 'Wizard' of marketing has done it again. This is one of those rare books that provides the reader with concrete and usable information. While honest enough to state the hard facts about becoming syndicated, Sedge is also brilliant enough to show the reader how to beat the competition. If you are serious about becoming syndicated, this is the only book you will ever need. Highly recommended.

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