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The Gut Check Guide to Publishing: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why to Do It Your Way

The Gut Check Guide to Publishing: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why to Do It Your Way


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It's easy to publish a book these days. It's also easy to do it really, really badly.
Sure you can go for broke and just learn from your mistakes. But wouldn't rather learn from someone else's?

Ted Kluck and Zach Bartels have seen it all. They've published with Traditional publishers large and small, started their own Indie micro press, had great success, and watched projects crash and burn. With the wisdom of grizzled old sages and the snark of jaded Gen Xers, they cut through the BS and show you how to

• navigate the world of publishing gatekeepers
• choose when to go Traditional or Indie
• work well with editors, cover designers, and PR wonks
• position your books for success
• learn from failure and rejection
• and much more

Witty, honest, and practical, The Gut Check Guide to Publishing isn't your ticket to instant fame and fortune. It's the reality check you have to have before you decide to take the trip at all. It's what's going to keep you from looking like an amateur out there. It's your white knight.

Because if you think writing is hard work, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983078388
Publisher: Gut Check Press
Publication date: 12/18/2015
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ted Kluck is the author of many books, on topics ranging from Mike Tyson to the Emergent Church. Both Why We're Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church (with Kevin DeYoung) won Christianity Today Book of the Year awards, and Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football won a Michigan Notable Book award in 2008. His work has also appeared in ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today.
Ted has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary. He is assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Kristin, and their sons, Tristan and Maxim.

Called "the suspense author everyone is talking about" by Family Fiction Edge magazine, Zachary Bartels is the author of critically acclaimed supernatural thrillers. An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, Zachary is the pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan.
His debut novel, Playing Saint, has been called an "intrigue-filled thriller" by Library Journal and his newest book, The Last Con "will leave readers stunned," according to RT Book Reviews. He lives in the capital city of a boxing-glove-shaped Midwestern state with his wife, Erin, and their son, Calvin.

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