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The Street Smart Writer: Self Defense against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World
     

The Street Smart Writer: Self Defense against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World

by Jenna Glatzer, Daniel Steven
 

Aspiring writers learn how to avoid frauds and unsavory deals in this handbook for getting published. The editor of AbsoluteWrite.com and a seasoned publishing attorney share their expertise to help writers spot an honest agent or manager, determine the value of vanity publishing, and avoid getting conned out of hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars when signing

Overview


Aspiring writers learn how to avoid frauds and unsavory deals in this handbook for getting published. The editor of AbsoluteWrite.com and a seasoned publishing attorney share their expertise to help writers spot an honest agent or manager, determine the value of vanity publishing, and avoid getting conned out of hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars when signing a contract. Sections on writing contests teach writers how to determine which contests are useless; other sections offer tips on avoiding costly conferences and shady seminars. A special focus on copyright ensures that writers protect their work from schemers who want to use creativity without paying for it. Appendices include sample publishing, agent, and manager contracts.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“A great book for writers looking for no-nonsense, easy-to-understand information." —Writer’s Digest

“Both new and experienced writers will benefit from this book.” —Kelly James-Enger, author, Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money

“While the pen is mightier than the sword, many writers lack a shield. The Street Smart Writer is that shield.” —Dave Kuzminski, editor, Preditors & Editors™

“The Street Smart Writer is a very smart book indeed.” —Jim Macdonald, author, The Apocalypse Door, Sysop of SFF.net

"Should be required reading for every professional writer.”  —Gregory A. Kompes, editor, The Fabulist Flash

"These authors get an A+ in the educational value they offer their readers."  —SPAWN.org  (Small Publishers, Authors, and Writers Network)

"Written with wit and a keen sense of what writers want to know."  —Off The Shelf

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974934440
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

Kristin D. Godsey
"A great book for writers looking for no-nonsense, easy-to-understand information about how to discern legitimate opportunities."
—editor, Writer�s Digest
Dave Kuzminski
"While the pen is mightier than the sword, many writers lack a shield. The Street Smart Writer is that shield."
—editor, Preditors & Editors
Jim Macdonald
"The Street Smart Writer is a very smart book indeed."
—author, The Apocalypse Door, Sysop of SFF.net
Gregory A. Kompes
"Should be required reading for every professional writer."
—editor, The Fabulist Flash
Kelly James-Enger
"Both new and experienced writers will benefit from this book."
—author, Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer�s Guide to Making More Money

Meet the Author


Jenna Glatzer is the editor of AbsoluteWrite.com and the author of 14 books, including Fear Is No Longer My Reality with Jamie Blyth of The Bachelorette, Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer, and Outwitting Writer's Block and Other Problems of the Pen. She is a contributing editor at Writer's Digest and has written for such publications as MSN, Salon.com, Woman's World, and Women's Health & Fitness. She lives on Long Island in New York. Daniel Steven is a publishing, media, and entertainment lawyer and the author of Clinical Trials and Final Remedy. He is the chairman of the Contracts and Grievances Committee of the Mystery Writers of America, Inc. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

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