How to Write Edit and Publish Your Memoir Advice from a Best Selling Memoirist

This book is for everyone who's ever wanted to write a memoir but is having trouble starting, finishing, or is stuck somewhere in between.

Author: Bob Tarte

Publisher:

ISBN: 194629909X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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For everyone who's ever wanted to write a memoir but is having trouble starting, finishing, or is stuck somewhere in between. Here's the place to get the answers to your questions (and to the questions you didn't know to ask) in one concise volume.Learn the ropes from a USA Today, Audible, and 5-time Wall Street Journal best-selling memoirist and get tips from 6 of her friends and colleagues. Jourdan's trademark blend of wit and wisdom, humor and humanity have earned her high praise from Dolly Parton and Fannie Flagg, as well as major national newspapers, the New York Public Library, Elle, Family Circle Magazine, and put her work at the top of hundreds of lists of best books of the year and funniest books ever.

Memoir Writing For Dummies

Remember the past — put on your research cap and uncover your memories Get over writer's block — find out how to deal with distractions and focus on the task Write your first draft — develop your structure, setting, characters, and ...

Author: Ryan Van Cleave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118414651

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.

Your Life is a Book

Every life is remarkable in its own way, but this book shows you how to write a book that others will want to read and share"--

Author: Brenda Peterson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781570619304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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"Whether you're writing your memoir for self-exploration, to leave a legacy, or for publication, Your Life Is A Book takes you on a step-by-step journey from concept to completion. This writer's guide to the memoir is rich with insight, advice, storytelling, and encouragement. Memoirist Brenda Peterson and New York literary agent, Sarah Jane Freymann team up to share with you their expertise in writing and publishing your life story. Your Life Is A Book offers accessible and inspiring writing techniques, exercises, publishing tips, and real-life stories of other authors whose memoirs have transformed their life and work. The book is also a practical guide to both traditional and indie publishing, including interviews with professional editors, publishers, critics, and memoirists. Every life is remarkable in its own way, but this book shows you how to write a book that others will want to read and share"--

How to Write a Book Or Novel

The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

Author: Jonathan Veale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515074323

Category:

Page: 86

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Write And Publish Your Book In 2015 What does it takes to write and then have published that book you've been mulling over for ages? In this authoritative, 2015 edition of the guide, writer and editor, Jonathan Veale pulls no punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the things to avoid - as you plan, write and see your draft completed and published for all to read, in printed form, and or as an ebook. Although already a published author in non-fiction, when I decided to try my hand at fiction I realised some professional help would be useful. Well, this book is more than useful - it is essential and within five minutes I had discovered some invaluable tips. Jonathan holds your interest from start to finish but more importantly, he INSPIRES you! I feel certain this book has definitely increased my chances of getting published as a fiction writer by 100% - and it encouraged self- belief as well! It's a real steal . . . - Terence Watts Whether you have a thriller in your head, an autobiography, or a guide on how to give dreadful restaurants a miss, the advice here will help you see your book through from idea to bookshop. The disreputable activities of rogue publishers and shady agents are explored so that you can identify them and avoid them altogether. If you have doubts about self-help books, here's one that's different. Jonathan Veale highlights, with unerring accuracy, the multiple problems bedeviling aspiring writers and preventing them getting their work into print. He deals with every aspect of creative writing, from the first vague idea right up to actual publication. Anyone feeling blocked or discouraged should benefit from his friendly, practical and upbeat advice, crammed with helpful tips. - Liz B Ebooks and New Writers - A route well worth consideringEbooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, allow writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at low cost, and sell them worldwide using Amazon and similar online platforms. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers. It is now a marketplace that no new writer should disregard. Sales of digital books are expected to take an even greater majority share in 2015 over their printed cousins. This valuable guide offers publishing and editing suggestions to help you:* get going - many people talk a good book. This shows you how to complete and publish one* have a clear understanding of your potential market* set a budget for editorial and technical support* self-edit professionally so that your prose style shines through* prepare your book so that publishers sit up and take note when you submit your work* spot vanity publishing bandits and unscrupulous agents - the people who empty your pockets* find technical support, at trade prices, if you wish to self-publishAt last a book about writing that's funny, informative and makes you realise all is possible in the writing game. Jonathan, a professional editor and writer, guides you through from the initial idea to publication: how to prepare the manuscript, synopsis and how to save money while going about it. It's as if he's sitting alongside with a glass of wine, sharing the experience. The hard work and perseverance needed to become successful becomes fun - the best way to learn anything. "How to Write a Book or Novel" is the perfect guide to have close by when you pick up the pen. - Laura

Peace Corps Experience Write and Publish Your Memoir

Keep them to a minimum and let your words do the talkin'. ... the editing might be too painful right now, you might change your mind before publication.

Author: Lawrence F. Lihosit

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469760886

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

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Tell your Peace Corps story, but first study this book. Robert Klein, Peace Corps Oral History Project, Kennedy Library The ultimate how-to book for former Peace Corps volunteers and staff who have hesitated to write about their own experience. This book explains what a memoir is, how to write, publish and promote.

SELF PUBLISHING GUIDE

The book publishing industry has changed dramatically over the years, publishing your book today is easier than it’s ever been. With the help of this guide, you can easily turn your knowledge, creativity, or experiences into reality.

Author: Sure Print & Design

Publisher: Sure Print & Design

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 28

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An easy-to-follow guide on how to self-publish. Step by step turning from writer to published author. If you’re like most people who have written a book you’ve discovered that finding a publisher to publish your book can be extremely frustrating if not downright impossible. The book publishing industry has changed dramatically over the years, publishing your book today is easier than it’s ever been. With the help of this guide, you can easily turn your knowledge, creativity, or experiences into reality. If you have written a book but are unsure of the next step, or if you just want to publish your book and need some guidance, then this book can show everything you need to get your book published. Inside, you will find guidance and a proven road-map to take your work from concept stage to a professionally published book.

Write Your Life Story in a Year

Are people always saying, 'you should write an autobiography?' This is your chance! This book will support you to write about your life in a year.

Author: M. V. Frankland

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798695678543

Category:

Page: 116

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Are people always saying, 'you should write a book?' This is your chance! The course structure will ensure completion of your life story in a year, whether it's an autobiography, (your entire life so far,) or a memoir, (a slice or aspect of your life.) You will be not only be supported to develop your writing talent, but editing and submission advice will ensure you're ready for publication. This course has been derived from the classroom and is written by Maria Frankland, a time-served Creative Writing Teacher with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. She is the author of four domestic thrillers, two poetry collections and the #1 Amazon bestselling memoir 'Don't Call me Mum!' Here's what the course contains: Reflecting on your lifePrimary charactersSecondary charactersAtmospheric SettingsHow to use dialogue to bring your writing to lifePlanning your BookScene Planning TechniquesWhat makes a good story opening?Writing with your reader in mind The narrative elements of writingUsing diary entry to tell your storyUsing letters to tell your storyShow, don't tell Don't get stuck, keep your writing momentumPaceTensionPoint of viewVoiceTense Tightening your writingEditing and proofreading your workSetting yourself writing goals/targets Writing a synopsisWriting your cover letterPresenting your manuscriptPerforming your workGetting your work into printYour online author platform - website and bloggingNetworking on and off-lineLiving as a writer Here's what other writers say about 'Write your Life Story in a Year:' "It's always been my dream to write my life story. This course really points you in the right direction." "This is the most rewarding thing I have ever done." "The course is well-paced to fit in with the demands of my working life and other commitments. I'm so glad I found it!" This course can be taken in conjunction with its companion workbook. (The workbook is available in paperback only.) Click 'Look Inside' to start writing your life story. Available in e-book and paperback. Or read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

Writing and Publishing Your Book A Guide for Experts in Every Field

From packaging to intellectual content, a book series is a brand. ... editor, guiding the books in my charge through 36 Writing and Publishing Your Book.

Author: Melody Herr Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858765

Category: Reference

Page: 138

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Are you ready to write your book? Partner with an experienced publisher, writing coach, and author and find out how to turn your research and scholarship into a book. • Breaks into clear, actionable steps the complex process of producing a logically organized, accessible, and useful book that has strong market potential • Explains how to determine when a book is the appropriate publication venue for a specific project • Describes how to form a mutually beneficial and collaborative partnership with a publisher • Provides clear guidance for navigating peer review and interpreting a publishing contract • Identifies effective strategies for overcoming the common struggles of every writer—advice that comes from someone who has faced all of these challenges as a writer herself

The Book You Were Born to Write

So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? This book will light the way, offering a simple step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book.

Author: Kelly Notaras

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401955625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? This book will light the way, offering a simple step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible.

Writing Your Nonfiction Book

Ever wanted to share your passion, tell your story or pass on a skill? Here is your chance.

Author: Trish Nicholson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784629205

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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Ever wanted to share your passion, tell your story or pass on a skill? Here is your chance. Memoir, travelogue, history, how-to, self-help or textbook; you can write your own book with this fully comprehensive guide, which includes all the techniques and tips you need to plan, research, write, edit, choose publishing options and market your book. Becoming an author enables you to boost your career or business success, share your expertise and experience, inform readers on important issues, put the record straight, or leave a heritage for family and friends. Written in a reader-friendly style and focusing on your individual needs, Writing Your Nonfiction Book also contains a list of websites and a handy glossary of publishing and writing terms. Though suitable for beginners, there is much in this book for experienced writers of non-fiction, and even fiction. Whoever you are, your voice can be heard, your story told, because Writing Your Nonfiction Book leads you one step at a time through the whole process. Key selling books of the point are: This is the only truly complete guide, with equal emphasis on planning, research, writing, editing, publishing and marketing. It teaches the creative/narrative style of non-fiction, with specific advice for writing memoir, travel, history, textbooks, biography, how-to and self-help books. The book recognises the information needed by international writers, and lists support services and resources for various countries. Writing Your Nonfiction Book has been selected as a required text for international writing courses.

You Should Really Write a Book

How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir Regina Brooks, ... be transformed into a manuscript that I, or any agent, can sell to an editor for publication.

Author: Regina Brooks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250015662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Turning Memories Into Memoirs

If you intend to publish your memoirs yourself and sell to the public, don't consider ... A sensitive editor is essential to fine-tuning your writing.

Author: Denis Ledoux

Publisher: Soleil Press

ISBN: 0974277347

Category: Authorship

Page: 272

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The author, who is a writing coach, presents a step-by-step guide for recording a personal or family history. The book covers jogging one's memory, conducting interviews and research, discerning fact from fiction, choosing a theme, making it meaningful, and editing a finished product. It includes exercises, sample life stories, and tips on grammar and storytelling techniques.

How to Write and Publish Your Family Story in Ten Easy Steps

It is unlikely this will change, although you can add the e-book to the ... to write, edit, construct stories and publish family stories, memoir and ...

Author: Noeline Kyle

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781742240558

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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This easy-to-use reference book draws on successful professional experience writing and publishing family histories to create a universal method for novices and seasoned genealogists alike. Demystifying the process of writing and publishing a family history, this book guides future authors beyond their research using 10 basic steps to help them shape the story, develop a narrative, and establish characters. It also aids in writing biographies, constructing chapters, editing text, utilizing technology, and, ultimately, explains how to publish and promote the finished product so that it reaches the widest number of readers possible.

Writer s Digest University

If you have a way to sell your memoir, on your own, without a publisher's help, then your book is more likely to be attractive to an editor or agent.

Author: The Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Everything You need to Write and Sell Your Work This is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing! Inside you'll find comprehensive instruction, up-to-date market listings, a CD featuring recorded live webinars with industry professionals, an all-access pass to WritersMarket.com, and more. Writer's Digest University is the perfect resource for you, no matter your experience level. This one-stop resource contains: • Quick and comprehensive answers to common questions including: "How do I write a successful novel?" and "How do I know if self-publishing is right for me?" • Instruction and examples for formatting and submitting fiction, nonfiction, articles, children's writing, scripts, and verse. • Advanced instruction on business-related issues like marketing and publicity, using social media, freelancing for corporations, keeping finances in order, and setting the right price for your work. • A detailed look at what agents want and how to get one that best fits your needs. • Market listings for publishers and agents open to unsolicited work and new writers, contests and awards, and conferences and workshops. • A CD with recordings of 4 popular WD webinars: How Do I Get My Book Published?, How to Land a Literary Agent, How Writers Can Succeed in the Future of Digital Publishing, and Freelance Basics.* • A scratch-off code that gives you a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com and a 20% discount on the WritersDigestUniversity.com course of your choice.* Get started now with everything you need to build a thriving writing career. Whether you're starting from scratch or have a bit of experience, you'll find the tools you need for success. *PLEASE NOTE: CDs and one-year subscription are NOT included with the ebook version of this title.

How To Write Anything The Format Of What You Write May Change But The Process Of Writing Anything Remains The Same

Edit. Proofread. Publish! Now I will confess that as I am writing I go on a few ... With that in mind, the TOC of my book, The Accidental Writer: A Memoir.

Author: Paul Lima

Publisher: Paul Lima

ISBN: 9781927710449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

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How To Write Anything: The Format Of What You Write May Change But The Process Of Writing Anything Remains The Same This book is called How To Write Anything, and I confess there is some ego involved in the title. But then I've been a professional writer for over 40 years. As one of Canada's most successful writers and authors, I have written hard news articles, soft news and feature articles, advertising and promotional copy, media releases, reports and proposals, case studies, research papers, email messages, website content, tweets, blog posts, and other online content. I have also written over 20 books on business, promotional and online writing and other topics, such as writing articles, memoir writing and living with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that I have, but one that has not prevented me from writing or training. I've also written a collection of short stories, poetry, and a couple of plays. So while I haven't written everything, I've written many things. The fact is that you can't read this book and go forth and write anything if you are not familiar with the format or structure of the document that you want to write--be it non-fiction or fiction. For instance, if you want to write a report, you do so using the methods in this book. However, you have to know how to structure reports. The same is applicable to email, social media content, articles, promotional content, case studies, reports, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, speeches, website content, short stories or novels. So some of you reading this book might still have some learning to do. However, I suspect most of you know the structure of the documents you want to produce and you will be able to immediately apply the methods outlined in the book to writing any document that you need to write.

My Memoir Workbook

gig on %g0aq *Buy a beautiful notebook or journal and start writing *Make ... with writing, editing, proofreading, publishing and marketing your book ...

Author: Marcia Rosen

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 145820300X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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This memoir workbook demonstrates the importance of writing your story; it also gives you the tools and guidance you need to do it. Work at your own pace and say what you want to say in your own words. This is your book, designed to tell about your life in your own voice. The workbook provides you with inspiration, motivation, and encouragement to finish the task. Writing your life story can be daunting and emotional, but it can also be fulfilling and rewarding. Share how you loved, cried, struggled, and survived with My Memoir Workbook. Marcia Rosen is a miracle worker who could coax a memoir out of anyone. Inspiring and creative, she shows us how to shape our ideas and memories into a manuscript. With insight and humor, this book moves us all a few steps closer to our dream. And anyone who knows Marcia will recognize her warm and wise voice on every page. Pesi Dinnerstein A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys Having had no experience in writing, but with a burning desire to try to help people reach their goals, I asked Marcia Rosen to help me with the process. Let me tell you, that was the wisest decision I ever made. Marcia has a unique ability to explain the process and help you along. She is upbeat and very knowledgeable in writing and publishing. She will guide you, encourage you and direct your progress. I really could not have done my book without her. Thank you Marcia. Dr. Harris R. Cohen Lessons Learned: How to Negotiate The Life You Want to Live Abbott Press

How to Publish in Women s Studies Men s Studies Policy Analysis Family History Research

The theme of a memoirs gift book is about what your client learned from past ... Or are you signing a contract to write, edit, and publish a few copies of a ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532000607

Category: Reference

Page:

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Apply these strategies: How to Publish in Women's Studies, Policy Analysis, & Family Issues. How to Earn a Practical Living Applying Women's Studies & Family Research to Business Writing or Corporate Communications Training. Organizing, Designing, & Publishing Life Stories, Issues in the News, Current Events, and History Videos, Board/Computer Games, Scripts, Plays, and Books. How do you start your own Women's Studies policy analysis writing and communications business? How do you earn income using practical applications of Publishing/Producing, Women's Studies, Current Events, or Family History Issues Research and Writing in the corporate world? How do you train executives to better organize writing and interpersonal communications skills? What specific projects would you use to organize communications, publish your research, or train others? Use these vital platforms of social history to start 25 business and creative writing or publishing enterprises. Apply practical communications. Organize and improve communication and publishing projects in the corporate world or academia. Open 25 different types of writing, publishing, or production businesses. Train executives and entrepreneurs in how women's and men's studies, family history, and current issues in the news relate to business writing, creative concepts, producing multimedia, and training others in interpersonal communications or policy analysis.

How to Open a Business Writing and Publishing Memoirs Gift Books Or Success Stories for Clients

The reason the book is copyrighted by you as a business and not by the client is ... you'd charge a fee that would cover writing, editing, and publishing.

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595380831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Learn what questions to ask and how to interview people for the significant moments in their life stories, and then write, publish, and bind by hand exquisitely-crafted personal gift books, memoirs, or business success stories. Words in memoirs or life success story gift books have a life of their own. The purpose of a hand-made, finely bound memoirs or business success-story gift book is to show how two or more people bring out the best in one another. You'd be surprised how many people are satisfied to pay up to $10,000 (or more depending upon the publisher) to have only one copy of a hand-bound hardcover book published about their event or life story. What does it take to create and publish a memoirs gift book commemorating a Bar Mitzvah, confirmation, wedding, or true experience? What quality of personal book do you want to make from scratch-writing, printing, and binding? As far as printing and binding, you can make one finished book at a cost to you of only $1.50-$4.50. What you charge a client depends on what it costs you. If you create and publish a custom gift book, you'd publish only one copy of a hand bound, hard-cover book. The tome would contain anywhere from 60 to 100 photos. Text material based on phone or live interviews running at least two hours for one person (or more if needed and about two hours spent per each interview) would be about 80 to 120 published pages-slightly more, but only if necessary. Look at yourself as a designer, writer, interviewer, and book binder. Learn how to make your own pop-up books for all ages.

The Magic of Memoir

This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion.

Author: Linda Joy Myers

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631521485

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book. In The Magic of Memoir, 38 writers share their hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Included are Myers's and Warner's interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman. This collection has something for anyone who's on the journey or about to embark on it. If you're looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion. Contributors include: Jill Kandel, Eanlai Cronin, Peter Gibb, Lynette Charity, Lynette Charity, Roseann M. Bozzone, Carol E. Anderson, Bella Mahaya Carter, Krishan Bedi, Sarah Conover, Leza Lowitz, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Lynette Benton, Kelly Kittel, Robert W. Finertie, Rita M. Gardner, Robert Hammond, Marina Aris, LaDonna Harrison, Jill Smolowe, Alison Dale, Vanya Erickson, Sonvy Sammons, Laurie Prim, Ashley Espinoza, Jing Li, Nancy Chadwick-Burke, Dhana Musil, Crystal-Lee Quibell, Apryl Schwab, Irene Sardanis, Jude Walsh, Fran Simone, Rosalyn Kaplus, Rosie Sorenson, Rosie Sorenson, Jerry Waxler, and Ruthie Stender.

Publish Your Book

Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author Patricia Fry ... A real kick in my writing career was having senior editor John Wood of Modern ...

Author: Patricia Fry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621532958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Publish Your Book: Proven Strategies and Resources for the Enterprising Author is a professional guide to publishing success for the new and struggling author. With insider tips, up-to-date marketing strategies, timelines, and other resources, this book offers a comprehensive tour of the world of book publishing to help authors successfully navigate the industry. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this book will help you write your book for a target audience, build promotion into your book, write a successful query letter and book proposal, choose the right publishing option for your book, establish or strengthen your platform, get your book into bookstores, and successfully promote and sell your book. Authors and publishers in any genre and at any stage of the publishing process will benefit from this comprehensive resource, which is an exceptional companion to Promote Your Book (Allworth Press, 2011).