Writing Successful Self Help and How To Books

Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process.

Author: Jean Marie Stine

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471037397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book." --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. "After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000." --Timmen Cermak, M.D., author of A Time to Heal: The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process. You'll learn the importance of: * Structure and Style * Clear, easy-to-understand exercises * Creating catchy and compelling titles, subtitles, and chapter headings * Using lists, charts, and graphs to maximum effect * Checklists and other interactive elements * Writing a proposal that sells * Negotiating permissions for quotations, photos, and illustrations * Preparing your manuscript for presentation to a publisher

How to Write a Bestselling Self Help Book

Altogether, I found 68 key mistakes most inexperienced authors seemed to make. "In this book I describe each of the 68 key mistakes so that you can recognize them when you see them in your own work.

Author: Jean Stine

Publisher:

ISBN: 150079127X

Category:

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The "must have" book by the acknowledged expert for self-help/how-to business, recovery, sports, health, self-improvement, hobby, crafts, health, and New Age writers. "If you follow only a third of her advice, you'll have a successful book." Jeremy Tarcher. In this unique book, author-editor Jean Marie Stine shows writers how to avoid the errors that keep most self-help books from finding publishers and off the bestseller lists if they are published. From the author: "Before starting this book, I carefully reviewed stacks of rejected self-help manuscripts from aspiring authors. I also looked at first drafts which publishers had asked me to rewrite before they were deemed suitable for publication. I kept a running list of the defects I noted. Altogether, I found 68 key mistakes most inexperienced authors seemed to make. "In this book I describe each of the 68 key mistakes so that you can recognize them when you see them in your own work. Then I explain how you can avoid or correct the problem. The result should be a zero-defect manuscript and book proposal that will sail through the editorial and publishing committees to acceptance." Normally $12.99, introductory sale price $8.99.

HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLING SELF HELP BOOK

... and writing about human potential, especially the optimization of mental
performance. First as an editor of psychology and self-help books, then as creator
of highly successful seminars on brain power, speed learning, and self-help
writing.

Author: Jean Marie Stine

Publisher: A&T Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 150

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The "must have" book by the acknowledged expert for self-help/how-to business, recovery, sports, health, self-improvement, hobby, crafts, health, and New Age writers. "If you follow only a third of her advice, you'll have a successful book." Jeremy Tarcher. In this unique book, author-editor Jean Marie Stine shows writers how to avoid the errors that keep most self-help books from finding publishers and off the bestseller lists if they are published. From the author: "Before starting this book, I carefully reviewed stacks of rejected self-help manuscripts from aspiring authors. I also looked at first drafts which publishers had asked me to rewrite before they were deemed suitable for publication. I kept a running list of the defects I noted. Altogether, I found 68 key mistakes most inexperienced authors seemed to make. "In this book I describe each of the 68 key mistakes so that you can recognize them when you see them in your own work. Then I explain how you can avoid or correct the problem. The result should be a zero-defect manuscript and book proposal that will sail through the editorial and publishing committees to acceptance."

Self Help Books

in the lives of real people that has compelled these authors to write their first self -
help books . Susan Jeffers comments in a later book on why she wrote her first
self - help book , Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway . She recounts a story of ... It is
an important means of promoting the book as well as of authenticating the author
as a writer known and appreciated by other successful self - help book authors .

Author: Sandra K. Dolby

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252029747

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help Books also offers an interpretation of why these books are so popular, arguing that they continue the well-established American penchant for self-education, they articulate problems of daily life and their supposed solutions, and that they present their content in a form and style that is accessible rather than arcane. Using tools associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a worldview that is at once traditional and contemporary. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideas, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along.

Professors as Writers

Like the actual sessions and workshops in which the author works with writers, this book admonishes and reassures. In the innovative book lies the path for sustained, highly productive scholarly writing!

Author: Robert Boice

Publisher:

ISBN: 091350713X

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Here is a proven book to help scholars master writing as a productive, enjoyable, and successful experience -- Author, Robert Boice, prepared this self-help manual for professors who want to write more productively, painlessly, and successfully. It reflects the author's two decades of experiences and research with professors as writers -- by compressing a lot of experience into a brief, programmatic framework. Like the actual sessions and workshops in which the author works with writers, this book admonishes and reassures. In the innovative book lies the path for sustained, highly productive scholarly writing!

Persuasion in Self improvement Books

Cultural struggles, intimate life and transnational narratives: The politics of
contemporary social change. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Stine, J. M. (1997).
Writing successful self-help and how-to books. New York: Wiley. Taylor, A. (2012)
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Author: Jeremy Koay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030121495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 86

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This book investigates how persuasion relates to values in self-improvement literature, revealing the discursive practices used to persuade and engage their readers, and construct a credible persona. The author adopts a corpus-driven approach that encompasses an examination of genre analysis and linguistic features such as narrative, pronoun, grammar and structure. The book further draws on insights from original interviews with writers and readers of self-improvement books, as well as people who do not read the genre. It begins by providing a helpful overview of the concepts of ideology and genre. A brief history of self-improvement books and their values and assumptions provide the context for the analysis. Where relevant, linguistic features in self-improvement books are compared with other genres (e.g. academic text, conversation, news). This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of linguistics, culture and media studies.

Coach Yourself to Writing Success

Boost Motivation, Increase Creativity and Achieve Your Writing Goals Bekki Hill.
Larsen, M. (2004) How to Write a Book Proposal, Walking Stick Press Stine, J. M.
(1997) Writing Successful Selfhelp and Howto Books, John Wiley and Sons ...

Author: Bekki Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444145731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.

The Writer Within You

depends on the type of book you are writing : I.E. chronological for true crime and
for most histories and biographies ; development of a concept for self ... To write a
important and most pertinent to my successful self - help or how - to readers .

Author: Charles Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065622605

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

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Provides information for older authors on coming up with ideas, writing fiction and non-fiction books, publishing and marketing a book, and writing and submitting magazine articles.

How an Idiot Writes a Self Help Book

No problem. If you've read self-help books, you know that it doesn't take a genius to write one. In fact, idiots write self-help books every day. David S. Chandler and Elliot Kay reveal how an idiot, any idiot, can write a self-help book.

Author: David S. Chandler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595295982

Category: Humor

Page: 108

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You think you could write a self-help book? You probably can. No writing experience? No problem. If you've read self-help books, you know that it doesn't take a genius to write one. In fact, idiots write self-help books every day. David S. Chandler and Elliot Kay reveal how an idiot, any idiot, can write a self-help book. This no-holds-barred expose that uncovers the secrets of the entire self-help industry is sure to be a treasure on your bookshelf for years to come.

Writing the Nonfiction Book

A Successful Writer's Guide Eva Shaw. to understand and ... Self - Help Books
Books that suggest how to change life patterns , from having more attractive
fingernails to moving through the stages of grief , are self - help books .
Americans ...

Author: Eva Shaw

Publisher: Loveland Press

ISBN: IND:30000067554836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Methods outlined in this book are easy-to-follow steps for formatting, completing, and marketing a nonfiction book. The most popular subjects for nonfiction books are covered, along with writing instructions and painless tips for self-publishing. Included is information on finding an agent and book publisher.

Super Brain Power

This breakthrough guide to liberating the brain's untapped power to achieve remarkable success is based on the revolutionary new understanding that the brain contains six distinct forms of intelligence.

Author: Jean Marie Stine

Publisher:

ISBN: 0735201331

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

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This breakthrough guide to liberating the brain's untapped power to achieve remarkable success is based on the revolutionary new understanding that the brain contains six distinct forms of intelligence. Includes simple exercises to optimize each form.

The Art of Intentional Writing

In this book, you will learn the steps and strategies on how to become a successful author.

Author: Samuel River

Publisher: 22 Lions Bookstore: 22Lions.com

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 71

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Many people have come to me with the question: How can I write a self-help book like you do? I wrote hundreds and my creativity never ceases. But that’s actually not what matters in this story. What truly matters is the reason why people keep buying and enjoying everything I have produced and still ask for more. And so, I decided to shine light on the reasons, by writing a book to those that wish to follow my footsteps. This manual and self-biographic explanation, gives a glimpse into my perspectives and lifestyle, while helping you, as a reader, fulfill your dream of accomplish success as a self-help author. In this book, you will learn the steps and strategies on how to become a successful author.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1999 2000

The company ' s trade motto is “ Our business is helping business people
succeed . ” Self - Counsel ' s expertly written books do not just tell people what to
do ; they show them — step by step — how to do it . Kick Start Guides is a lineup
of ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761513531

Category: Authorship

Page: 984

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Over the years, "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders, "Writer's Guide gets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. "Writer's Guide is your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants off "Writer's Market." --Michael Werner, coauthor of "Databases for Businesses and "Using Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." --Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author of "A Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, and "Walking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" --Derek Savage, author of "The Second Coming and "The Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." --Eileen Oster, author of "The Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." --Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." --Walter Lambert, author of "Healing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." --Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." --Paul Nathan, "Publishers Weekly ""Writer's Guide haseclipsed both "Literary Market Place and "Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." --Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Herman is founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

Areas of special concentration : self - help for kids ; self - help for teens ; gifted
and talented education , learning differences ( LD ) , creative learning , parenting
and teaching , social action , service learning , school success . Free Spirit ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761530231

Category: Authorship

Page: 912

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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

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Self - Help Book : The 69 Fatal Mistakes You Should Avoid ( 2002 ) How to Read
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ISBN: UCSC:32106018775848

Category: Authors

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2003 2004

Writing Down the Bones : Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
Shambhala Publications PO Box 308 Boston , MA 02117 617-424-0030 fax : 617
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Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 076153735X

Category: Reference

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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Writer s Legal Companion How To Deal Successfully With Copyrights Libel Taxes Agents And Publisher Legal Relationships And Marketing Strategies

A dramatic example of the impact of endorsements is found in the best - selling
self - help book , How to Be Your Own Best Friend . Originally self - published ,
the book was written by two psychologists who happened to have many
celebrities ...

Author: Brad Bunnin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0201144093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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A guide for writers in dealing successfully with copyrights, contracts, libel, taxes, agents and publishers, legal relationships, and marketing strategies. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Guide to Successful Self publishing

... close second are self - help and self - improvement books . The topical
substance of these two categories is unlimited . Anything from how to impress the
opposite sex to an acne cure ; how to lose weight to fixing a VCR . Avoid writing
about ...

Author: Stephen Wagner

Publisher: Business & Professional Division

ISBN: UOM:39015025181689

Category: Self-publishing.

Page: 210

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Based on the experiences of people who have actually earned substantial amounts of money with self-published books, booklets, manuals, newsletters, directories, and reports, this book presents complete, step-by-step instructions on how to profit from self-publishing--with or without a computer.

Rhetorical Visions of Female Managers in Popular Self help Books

The balance of the authors write in the tradition of the personality ethic which
emphasizes the successful person's ability to be ... The influence of the self - help
genre on these books accounts , to a certain extent , for some of their rhetorical ...

Author: Jolene Mary Koester

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001165616Y

Category:

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