The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Published

Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on choosing writing topics, researching the market, finding an agent, working with a publisher, generating publicity, and the future of independent and online publishing.

Author: Sheree Bykofsky

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ISBN: 1615641270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on choosing writing topics, researching the market, finding an agent, working with a publisher, generating publicity, and the future of independent and online publishing.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Published

Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on what to write and why, how to research the market, what to expect if you sign with an agent, and how to choose, submit, and work with a publisher.

Author: Sheree Bykofsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592575188

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Provides tips for fiction and non-fiction authors on what to write and why, how to research the market, what to expect if you sign with an agent, and how to choose, submit, and work with a publisher.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Self Publishing

In the paper, yet another story which featured a selfpublished book! ... consultant and the coauthor of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, ...

Author: Jennifer Basye Sander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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A practical guide for a booming market. Every aspiring self-published author needs this guide, which covers everything from design to sales. It reveals all the tools they'll need, including worksheets for estimating costs, timing, and resources; up-to-date information on production and design; formats for many genres; strategies for publicity and sales; plus success stories from self- published authors. * Publishers Marketing Association estimates there are 73,000 small and self- publishers in the U.S., with 8,000-11,000 new ones each year * Of the approximately 2.8 million books in print, 78% of the titles come from small/self-publishers (PMA) * For small and self-publishers, sales increased 21% annually from 1997-2002; in 2002, these 73,000 publishers grossed $29.4 billion * 81% of the population feels they have a book inside them; 6 million have written a manuscript; and another 6 million have a manuscript making the rounds

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel 2nd Edition

A completely updated guide for first-time novelists.

Author: Tom Monteleone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Business Books

This guide takes the reader on a virtual tour of business book publishing, providing all the information essential to a successful book, from shaping the idea to writing the proposal to approaching an agent and beyond.

Author: Bert Holtje

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101133583

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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The great idea is only the beginning. The typical business book author often lacks style, voice, pace, or focus. This guide takes the reader on a virtual tour of business book publishing, providing all the information essential to a successful book, from shaping the idea to writing the proposal to approaching an agent and beyond. ?Covers the essentials of marketing and publicity ?Addresses self-publishing, for those business book writers who simply look to sell their books at conferences ?The Complete Idiot's Guides® dedicated to writing and publishing continue to do well

Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies

Learn to: Craft a winning manuscript Troubleshoot and edit your work Prepare your manuscript for publication Find a good agent to represent you Negotiate the best possible deal Turn your aspiration into reality with this completely updated ...

Author: George Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118910405

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Turn your aspirations into reality. Want to take that idea or rough draft and turn it into a brilliant novel? Writing a Novel & Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition, provides you with concept-to-contract advice you need to get it done. Our author team ? a creative writing lecturer (and published author) and a top literary agent ? provide you with the tools to tell your story with skill and the industry advice you need to approach agents and publishers with confidence. Thoroughly updated to provide an overview of a changing industry, Writing a Novel & Getting Published For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also provides timely advice on digital- and self-publishing options available to authors while focusing on the importance of a well-crafted manuscript. Discover how to: Find a good agent Prepare for publication Trouble-shoot and edit your work Self-publish Negotiate a deal

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Nonfiction

This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject.

Author: Christina Boufis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615642984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Critical Reading

The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.

Author: Amy Wall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes. What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level-evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more. * Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well * Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals * Features examples from published writing * Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting a Web Based Business

Whether they intend to sell goods, services, subscriptions, or advertising, this book provides them with the specific nuts and bolts of planning, designing, building, hosting, marketing, and operating their online businesses.

Author: Steve Slaunwhite

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101139882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The web-based basics! Aspiring web entrepreneurs will find here everything they need to know about starting and running their own small-scale online business. Whether they intend to sell goods, services, subscriptions, or advertising, this book provides them with the specific nuts and bolts of planning, designing, building, hosting, marketing, and operating their online businesses. ?The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting Your Own Business has over a quarter million copies sold in five editions ?1.6 million web-based businesses in the U.S., a $175 billion market in 2007 ?Online businesses benefiting from increasing number of Internet users, with increased traffic for subscription, advertising, and affiliate program revenue

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Psychology of Happiness

This book is something to smile about!

Author: Arlene Uhl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217146

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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This book is something to smile about! Ten years ago, the new discipline of Positive Psychology-the study of what makes people happy-was founded and quickly gained universal appeal. Now psychology professor and psychotherapist Arlene Matthews Uhl gathers all the current research in the study of happiness and helps readers apply it to their everyday lives. * Expert author, teacher, and psychotherapist * Clear introduction to a hot new area of psychology * For both general readers and students * Explores the science of happiness, helping readers pinpoint the root source of joy * Jargon-free, engaging, and fun to read

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

The Inside Story on Publishing Kids' Books—from Beginning to End! Harold D. Underdown. Prevail! A Guide to Etiquette, Status Calls, ...

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101460801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Leadership Fast Track

After a brief examination of the required, but learnable, qualties, skills, and behaviors of leadership, the book takes the reader through a self-assessment.

Author: Susan Caba

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615644049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Written to quickly develop the reader's leadership skills, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Leadership, Fast Track is a short but rich introduction to leadership skills and how best to use them. After a brief examination of the required, but learnable, qualties, skills, and behaviors of leadership, the book takes the reader through a self-assessment. Then the tasks, strategies, and desired results of leadership are dissected-all in 160 pages!

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Lean Six Sigma

On the other hand, the structure and progression of this book unfolds Lean Six Sigma in a way that a reader can easily become a user, and move more quickly from knowledge to application.Therefore, using The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean ...

Author: Breakthrough Management Group

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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The perfect prescription for any organization Increasingly popular with large and mid-sized companies around the world, Lean Six Sigma is the new hybridization of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, and there is no better approach for achieving operational excellence in an organization. But how do you implement Lean Six Sigma, and what does it entaill? The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma answers this question with unprecedented clarity and turnkey elegance. Part one gives you all the background you need to understand Lean Six Sigma - what it is, where it came from, what it has done for so many organizations and what it can do for you and your company. Parts two and three of the book give you a prescribed yet flexible roadmap to follow in selecting, enacting and realizing improvements from Lean Six Sigma projects. Within this step-by-step structure, the authors demonstrate when and how to use the many Lean Six Sigma statistics and 'tools', packing the pages with diagrams, real-life examples, templates, tips and advice. If you are a Green Belt or a Black Belt, or trainee, these two parts will be invaluable to you. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma is the first book of its kind to integrate the Lean Six Sigma tools within a clear stepwise progression, so readers know when and how to actually apply them in their jobs. As such, this book is superior as a companion to any corporate or organizational Lean Six Sigma 'deployment'. No more complex hodgepodge. Other books about Lean and/or Six Sigma tend to provide a lot of good information, tools and statistics, but mostly in a disconnected way, not in a way that is straightforward and user friendly. This makes an already complex subject seem still complex to the neophyte reader. On the other hand, the structure and progression of this book unfolds Lean Six Sigma in a way that a reader can easily become a user, and move more quickly from knowledge to application.Therefore, using The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lean Six Sigma, you know why the statistics are important and where to use them, because this is made clear. You know how and when to use a Pareto Chart, or do a Stakeholder Analysis, or conduct a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). You not only get fully primed on all the parts and parcels of Lean Six Sigma, but you truly learn enough to become dangerous - in a good way! In a way that makes you more valuable to your organization. Also for Lean Six Sigma leaders, not just practitioners. Just as a Lean Six Sigma practitioner follows a proven formula for process improvement, a Lean Six Sigma Leader generally follows a process for achieving organizational transformation. This is why the final part of the book focuses on what a Lean Six Sigma leader or Champion needs to know and do to be successful - again according to a detailed step-by-step process that can be followed exactly or modified to fit specific needs. This includes: ? Identifying and selecting Lean Six Sigma projects. ? Understanding the process of organizational transformation. ? Installing an infrastructure for Lean Six Sigma deployment.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Working Less Earning More

Through practical information from an author who works about three days a week, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Working Less, Earning More will help readers get more time and more money by learning how to: ?Think about the modern-day work ...

Author: Jeff Cohen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440636653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A down-to-earth resource for a more-for-me life. Through practical information from an author who works about three days a week, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Working Less, Earning More will help readers get more time and more money by learning how to: ?Think about the modern-day work ethic in a new way ?Set income-focused goals, and achieve them ?Build, and maintain, powerful relationships and networks ?Round out skill sets to be more marketable ?Maximize technology to minimize time spent on minutia ?Avoid time wasters and efficiency traps

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Public Speaking

Stresses the value of being able to speak in public and offers advice on speech writing, handling specific types of speeches, preparing and rehearsing, overcoming stage fright, and delivering an effective speech

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0028633830

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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Stresses the value of being able to speak in public and offers advice on speech writing, handling specific types of speeches, preparing and rehearsing, overcoming stage fright, and delivering an effective speech

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Successful Dressing

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Author: Karyn Repinski

Publisher:

ISBN: 0028627296

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 342

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An updated guide to professional dressing explains how to create and care for a success-minded wardrobe