Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Publish Your Nonfiction Book: Strategies for Learning the Industry, Selling Your Book, and Building a Successful Career (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Sharlene Martin, Anthony Flacco

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Publishing Your Nonfiction Book

In Publish Your Nonfiction Book, successful literary agent Sharlene Martin and noted novelist and nonfiction author Anthony Flacco draw on their years of experience to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what the publishing industry is really like and how to successfully navigate it in order to ensure a long-term career.

You'll learn:

  • Techniques for writing a strong query letter that hooks agents and editors right from the start
  • Strategies for putting together a stellar proposal package that successfully pitches you and your book
  • Methods for creating a respectable author platform - before you start pitching your book
  • Tips for getting an agent and building a lasting working relationship
  • And much, much more!

Plus, the authors examine actual query letters and proposals that worked, so you can see firsthand exactly what catches an agent's attention and why.

Publish Your Nonfiction Book is the one-on-one agent consultation you need - but seldom get - to learn the ropes and seal the deal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599633381
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sharlene Martin is the founder of Martin Literary Management in Seattle. Sharlene is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences throughout the country, and she has published articles in Writer's Digest magazine, Guide to Literary Agents, and Publishers Weekly. This is Anthony Flacco's sixth book as a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He has also written articles on a variety of subjects for such diverse places as Reader's Digest, Stars and Stripes, and numerous literary websites and blogs. Additionally, he is an experienced public speaker who frequently gives seminars on writing. He serves as an editorial consultant for Martin Literary Management.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 How To Surf the Tidal Wave in Today's Nonfiction Book Market 5

Chapter 2 The Many Forms of Nonfiction 15

Chapter 3 The Platform Dance 37

Chapter 4 Getting the Rights Right 55

Chapter 5 The Nine Essential Elements of a Book Proposal 64

Chapter 6 Three Proposals That Sold-and Why They Did 82

Chapter 7 The Tao of the Query Letter-and Beyond 104

Chapter 8 Crazy Queries: How Not to Do it 116

Chapter 9 Why Your Query Will Work 133

Chapter 10 Submitting Your Query 150

Chapter 11 From Agent to Deal (or Not): Tactics for Presenting Yourself 162

Chapter 12 Demystifying the Process: How Your Sale Is Made 174

Chapter 13 High Fives: The Book Contract 190

Chapter 14 The Self-Publishing Option 208

Chapter 15 Discipline Is Your Friend: Follow This Schedule to Finish Your Book 223

Chapter 16 A Targeted Public Relations Campaign: Your Ticket to the Top 245

Chapter 17 The Nonfiction Writer's Life and You: What's Next? 268

Appendix: Resources 282

Index 292

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