You Can Make It Big Writing Books: A Top Agent Shows How to Develop a Million-Dollar Bestseller

You Can Make It Big Writing Books: A Top Agent Shows How to Develop a Million-Dollar Bestseller

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by Jeff Herman, Deborah Herman, Julia DeVillers, Deborah Levine Herman
     
 
How would you like to become the next John Gray or Mark Victor Hansen? The enormously successful authors of the bestselling Mars and Venus and Chicken Soup for the Soul books weren't always so famous or prosperous. Just like you, they once only dreamed of making it to the top. How they—and 58 other bestselling writers—made it big is

Overview

How would you like to become the next John Gray or Mark Victor Hansen? The enormously successful authors of the bestselling Mars and Venus and Chicken Soup for the Soul books weren't always so famous or prosperous. Just like you, they once only dreamed of making it to the top. How they—and 58 other bestselling writers—made it big is revealed inside, along with the tips you'll need to make it onto the bestseller lists. You'll learn the secrets to:

Turning a good idea into a bestselling book
Writing book proposals that will reel in the big advances
Finding—and keeping—the right agent
Discovering the best promotional possibilities for you and your book
And much, much more!


"People always ask me for advice on how to get their books published successfully. Now I can refer them to You Can Make It Big Writing Books—one of the best reference books on this subject."—Nelson Demille, author of The General's Daughter


"Don't even think about writing a book until you read this. Jeff Herman tells it like it is in today's publishing world."—Arielle Ford, publicist and author


"Conveys what it takes to become a bestselling author: the discipline, the perseverance, the knowledge, and the passion."—John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus


About the Author

Jeff Herman
is the owner of the Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He frequently speaks to writer's groups and conferences on the topic of getting published and can be reached atwww.jeffherman.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761513629
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/08/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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You Can Make It Big Writing Books: A Top Agent Shows How to Develop a Million-Dollar Bestseller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is well worth the read. Whether you are an aspiring writer or someone who has already been published, this book seems to have something for everyone. I enjoyed reading about successful authors' experiences and about the inside secrets to getting a book published and then how to make it sell. The book was inspiring, insightful, and a fun read!