The Author's Handbook

The Author's Handbook

by Franklynn Peterson, Judi Kesselman-Turkel
     
 

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Providing essential guidance for both aspiring and experienced authors, the second edition of The Author’s Handbook is a valuable resource for writers of all levels. Extensively updated and expanded to account for significant changes in the publishing industry, The Author’s Handbook outlines effective techniques to develop marketable book

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Providing essential guidance for both aspiring and experienced authors, the second edition of The Author’s Handbook is a valuable resource for writers of all levels. Extensively updated and expanded to account for significant changes in the publishing industry, The Author’s Handbook outlines effective techniques to develop marketable book ideas, research those ideas, and write a manuscript—either fiction or nonfiction—for publication. The authors provide many tips on topics that include choosing a publisher, negotiating contracts, understanding legal matters, and promoting your work. With this guide, the reader will gain insight into virtually every aspect of publishing.

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“For all authors—both published and not-yet-published—The Author’s Handbook offers invaluable practical tips, clear-sighted advice, and knowledgeable encouragement from two professionals who have seen just about every side of the publishing business and know it inside out. Follow these tips and you can’t go wrong. The Author’s Handbook is like having a Guru to guide you on the path of success.”—Margaret George, author of historical novels including Mary Called Magdalene

“Crammed with information and illustrations of principles the authors themselves have used successfully, the book is not only instructive and informative; it’s entertaining, too.”­—Authorship, publication of the National Writers Club

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299214845
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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