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How to Write a Great Query Letter
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Price: Free! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Many books have been written about the query letter. But few have been written by literary agents, who receive thousands of queries each year and who grapple with them on a daily basis. New York literary agent Noah Lukeman offers his insights on the query letter, sharing an insider's perspective, giving insights and practical tips about what works and what doesn’t.
How to Land (and Keep) a Literary Agent (excerpt)
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Price: Free! Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The first book written from an active literary agent's perspective that teaches authors why agents reject or accept manuscripts; why they decide to represent certain authors and not represent others; the best way to approach agents; the best way to work with an agent on a daily basis; and that offers them dozens of specific resources to make the difference in getting published.
Blow Us Away! Publishers' Secrets for Successful Manuscripts
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010 by WindRiver Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Publishers and agents around the world are waiting to be blown away by the next great manuscript but are frustrated by the average new author's lack of preparedness; too many manuscripts lack marketing insight, organization, or an understanding of the book industry. Bring publishers a great book with all the background information we need to make a good business decision and you've got a deal.
The Mechanics of Submission
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Series: The Business of Being a Writer. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2010 by Parsina Press. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media
Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses proper manuscript format, and how to submit your writing to an editor/publisher.
Fast Fun ePublishing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing
Now updated for summer 2013, with the latest new information on high resolution ebook cover requirements, and how to get started with print book publishing. Fast Fun ePublishing is a quick overview with just enough information to help you jump right in and begin digitally publishing your own writing through Smashwords and Kindle. Have fun and get your work out to the world!
HOW TO BECOME A SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR: PRODUCING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
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Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
“Getting my book published was one of the most exciting things I have ever done in my life”. That’s how authors describe the process of having their work published. With the advances in printing and technology in recent years, now anyone can be a published author, it’s fun, it's easy, and it's rewarding. This book will help authors start on the road to self publishing.
How to Write a Book and Get Published
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Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
An ebook, “How to Write a Book and Get Published”, All That I Know About Writing! Get Cracking and get your book written, completed and published now! We offer the complete package of helping you write that book within you and to get it published. At the end of the book you will have a published book, if you have a manuscript ready to go!
Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,160. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
When reading the words "open theme" in a contest, what comes to mind? Anything goes? It's anything but. Reid's book imparts this type of advice along with what topics or themes to avoid and how to approach theme-based events. Entering 80 contests in 18 months, he achieved success 29 times. His words come across as a seasoned expert, as he fearlessly shares his fact-finding advice on how to win.
A Feeling in My Bones
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,680. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What was Jake Forrester doing when he disappeared while on an assignment for a reclusive billionaire? Did he really travel to Central Africa? A month later he reappears in a Miami clinic suffering from a nervous breakdown. Whatever happened during that month makes Jake and his wife Sally rich but when she tries to investigate what she discovers is so frightening that she has to run for her life.
Crime Fiction for Beginners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,430. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The murder investigation Detective Inspector Harriet Ware is heading takes her into an unsuspected world where publishers wearily fend off a spate of unwanted manuscripts. Her suspects include would-be authors who live as much in the plots they are weaving as in the mundane world they actually inhabit. ‘Crime Fiction for Beginners’ is five novels in one with an unexpected twist at the end.