The Little Handbook for Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing: Getting Your Foot in the Publisher's Door

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In The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing, two publishing industry veterans have much to share beyond choosing subject matter, improving grammar, and strengthening sentence structure. Yes, those elements definitely matter and are duly addressed, but there are other skills to be polished if one wants to get a proverbial foot in the publisher's door. Readers will gain an insider's view of how the Christian publishing industry actually works. Key topics include building relationships with ...

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Overview

In The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing, two publishing industry veterans have much to share beyond choosing subject matter, improving grammar, and strengthening sentence structure. Yes, those elements definitely matter and are duly addressed, but there are other skills to be polished if one wants to get a proverbial foot in the publisher's door. Readers will gain an insider's view of how the Christian publishing industry actually works. Key topics include building relationships with agents and editors, keeping up with industry trends, developing a strong book proposal, the growth of electronic publishing, and more. For anyone called to Christian writing, this release provides the “know-how” that is needed to further the inspiration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805432640
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 267
  • Sales rank: 1,004,365
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Preface: Write in a Book What You See xi
1 What You Ought to Know about Christian Writing and Publishing 1
2 Writing: The Truth and Nothing but the Truth 12
3 What Writers Do and Why They Do It, Part 1 27
4 What Writers Do and Why They Do It, Part 2 54
5 Writing: From the Editors' Perspective 81
6 Constructing the Book Proposal 99
7 Touring the Publishing Contract 112
8 The Publishing Process, or How to Commit Publishing 143
9 The Relationship between Writers and Editors 157
10 Trends in Christian Publishing: Agents, Conferences, Fiction, and Other New Phenomena 174
11 A Sample Style Guide for Authors and Editors 207
Biographical Sketches 266
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