The writer's and author's guide to:
- the craft of writing
- successful publishing
- book marketing
- distributing your works
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About the Author
Spanning a 25-year career as a writer, editor, publisher, lecturer, author and literary agent, Patrika Vaughn understands the written word and how to market it. She is also armed with an arsenal of tools to propel the works of aspiring writers quickly through today's prohibitive publishing arena and into the hands of readers.
Awards: Order of Excellence, Who's Who in the 21st Century (Also listed in Outstanding People of the 21st Century and The International Authors and Writers Who's Who)
Her 25 years of experience include every aspect of the trade:
Professional Writer: Columnist and feature writer. Articles published in more than 100 national journals and magazines. Author of books, audio books and ebooks. (see acappela.com)
Ghostwriter: Books of both fact and fiction for industrialists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, world travelers and international executives
Editor: Editor for national trade and consumer publications
Publisher: President of A Cappela Publishing
Literary Agent: Placed writers with Prentice-Hall (Simon & Schuster), McGraw Hill Publications, Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, Cahners Publications, Conover Mast Publications, Advisory Enterprises, Inc., Larkin Publications and others.
Public Relations & Marketing Consultant: To business, industry and non-profit corporations; former media coordinator for Habitat for Humanity in San Diego / Tijuana
Lecturer, Seminar leader, On-line instructor: Adult education plus university and community college level presentations.
Also online courses at acappela.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Patrika Vaughn has written, in a concise and easy-to-read style, an outstanding basic how-to book covering all facets of fiction and non-fiction writing, tied in expertly with marketing and publishing the final work. The topics in 'Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish and Market Your Book' include the basics of getting started, the strategies and elements of writing, and she even includes exercises to help the writer sharpen his/her skills. The chapters on developing plot, characterization, and editing are outstanding, and the sections on marketing and promotion are chocked full of helpful ideas and information. Ms. Vaughn's section on approaching the markets is an excellent summation of the publishing industry today. I highly recommend this indispensable book for anyone who wants to become an effective writer and published author.