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1001 Ways to Market Your Books1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
Kremer, editor of the "Book Marketing Update", describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips and suggestions for marketing books--all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other authors and publishers have marketed their books. "1001 Ways to Market Your Books" also includes a chapter on how authors can capitalize on the increased recognition a book gives their work.


Remembered Rapture: The Writer at WorkRemembered Rapture: The Writer at Work by Bell Hooks
With grace and insight, celebrated writer bell hooks untangles the complex personae of women writers. Born and raised in the rural South, hooks learned early the power of the written word and the importance of speaking her mind. Her passion for words is the heartbeat of this collection of essays. Remembered Rapture celebrates literacy, the joys of reading and writing, and the lasting power of the book. Once again, these essays reveal bell hooks's wide-ranging intellectual scope; she is a universal writer addressing readers and writers everywhere.


Thunder and LightningThunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft by Natalie Goldberg
The sequel to Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind explains how to transform an initial inspiration--the thunder and lightning--into a finished essay, story, poem, novel, or memoir, discussing such topics as the structure of writing, what one can learn from another writer, character and plot development, and how to get the most out of a writing workshop.


The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published BookThe Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book by Susan Page
Publishers buy new book ideas every week. Why not yours? Whether your book consists of a few notes on the back of a napkin or a completed manuscript, Susan Page's proven system will make your dream of successful publication come true. A bestselling author and leading consultant to other writers, Susan Page knows the difference between common industry wisdom that doesn't work and the precise, easy-to-follow strategies that actually get results. In this breakthrough book, she leads you away from the obstacles that often delay and frustrate writers and introduces the twenty essential steps for success.


Do the Write Thing: Seven Steps to Publishing SuccessDo the Write Thing: Seven Steps to Publishing Success by Kwame Alexander; Nina Foxx
This guide provides a definitive point-by-point instruction manual for getting into print whether users want to publish a family memoir, the next great American novel, or simply learn the ins-and-outs of the self-publishing world. Detailed worksheets provide a guide through the process.


Facing the LionFacing the Lion by Kurt Brown
Facing the Lion, the third volume in the Writers on Life and Craft Series, presents some of the most provocative and inspiring talks delivered to select audiences at writers' conferences in the U. S. and abroad. Here Ellen Bryant Voigt, X. J. Kennedy, Francine Prose, and Marvin Bell, among others, give intimate accounts of the struggle to create something worthy of being published and read.


Book Editors Talk to WritersBook Editors Talk to Writers by Judy Mandell
Based on penetrating interviews with 44 experienced editors, this essential guide gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know to get published faster and easier. No matter what publishing category you want to break into--fiction, cookbooks, self-help, computer books, science fiction, mysteries, reference, or children's books--you'll find the information you need from an editor who specializes in that area.


Careers in WritingCareers in Writing by Blythe Camenson
Provides information on how to begin a career in writing, with an exploration of each genre, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting, and first-hand accounts from writers in each field.


Story StartersStory Starters: How to Jump-Start Your Imagination, Get Your Creative Juices Flowing, and Start Writing Your Story or Novel by Lou Willett Stanek
For authors who have the passion and energy to write fiction, but have trouble finding an idea and getting started, writing instructor and author Lou Willett Stanek shows how to get inspiration from neighbors and strangers, reshape classic tales, cull current events, and use other tricks of the writing trade so effectively that the reader will soon be brimming with ideas, imagination revved to its full potential.


The Sell Your Novel Tool KitThe Sell Your Novel Tool Kit: Everything You Need to Know about Queries, Synopses, Marketing & Breaking In by Elizabeth Lyon
Lyon offers novelists the wisdom of her experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy.


Freelancing Later in LifeFreelancing Later in Life by Kimberly Ripley
Freelancing Later in Life is filled with professional tips and advice for anyone pursuing a career as a freelance writer. It is especially helpful for those starting a freelance writing career a little later in life.


Hired Pens: Professional Writers in Americas Golden Age of PrintHenry Miller on Writing by Ronald Weber
Just as mass-market magazines and cheap books have played important roles in the creation of an American identity, those skilled craftsmen (and women) whose careers are the subjects of Ronald Weber's narrative profoundly influenced the outlook and strategies of the high-culture writers who are generally the focus of literary studies. Hired Pens, a history of the writing profession in the United States, recognizes the place of independent writers who wrote for their livelihood, from the 1880s and' 40s, with the first appearance of a broad-based print culture, to the 1960s.


Formatting & Submitting Your ManuscriptFormatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Jack Neff; Glenda Tennant Neff
Throughout this easy-to-use guide, dozens of charts, lists, models and sidebars show writers everything they need to know to submit their work correctly and enhance their chances of being published. From screenplays and novels to articles and children's books, writers will find comprehensive, up-to-date information for creating effective query letters, proposals, outlines, synopses and follow-up correspondence.


Just WriteJust Write: An Essential Guide to Launching Your Writing Career by Susan Titus Osborne
There is nothing more valuable to a writer at the beginning of their career than a personal coach. In this book, Susan Titus Osborn takes that role and guides the writer through all the important aspects of the writing profession. How to do research, common grammatical pitfalls, writing for children, secrets of effective interviewing, and short stories are only a few of the numerous topics covered.


Beyond the WordsBeyond the Words: The Three Untapped Sources of Creative Fulfillment for Writers by Bonni Goldberg
In "Beyond the Words, " Goldberg presents anecdotes, essays, examples, and exercises to help writers realize and maintain balance, flow, and health in their work by being mindful of the whole writing process.


The African American Writers HandbookThe African American Writers Handbook by Robert Fleming
With African Americans writing and buying books in record numbers, the time is ripe for a comprehensive publishing guide tailored expressly to the needs of this vibrant, creative community. The African American Writers Handbook meets this challenge perfectly. Written by veteran journalist and published author Robert Fleming, this book gives writers the heart, the determination, and above all the crucial information to publish successfully in this highly competitive field.


Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to StealToo Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal: How to Have a Great Life as a Freelance Writer by John Clausen
Clausen's friendly, funny style -- a cross between a pep rally, a writer's workshop and stand-up comedy -- will get readers prepared for life as a freelance writer.


100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein
An all-in-one guide for writers, this wide-ranging handbook combines artistic techniques and inspiration with practical, insider's advice on getting published.


The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book ProposalThe Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal by Stephen Blake Mettee
Mettee, a seasoned book editor and publisher, cuts to the chase and provides simple, detailed instruction that allows anyone to write a professional book proposal and hear an editor say "Yes!"


Discovering the Writer WithinDiscovering the Writer Within by Bruce Ballenger; Barry Lane
Discover the writer inside you who only needs encouragement to turn the secret thoughts and special moments of your life into enduring words on a page. This 40-day "workout program" of imagination-stretching exercises will let you throw open all your inner doors, release your creativity, discover surprising connections and spark fresh ideas. By turns sober, off-the-wall, deeply emotional, thoughtful and playful, these exercises will nudge your originality into stimulating explorations.


Living the Writer`s Life: A Complete Self-Help GuideLiving the Writer`s Life: A Complete Self-Help Guide by Eric Maisel
Discusses the creativity process and the difficulties writers may encounter, including rejection, writer's block, and self-promotion.


1001 Ways to Market Your Books1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
Kremer, editor of the "Book Marketing Update", describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips and suggestions for marketing books--all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other authors and publishers have marketed their books. "1001 Ways to Market Your Books" also includes a chapter on how authors can capitalize on the increased recognition a book gives their work.


Formatting & Submitting Your ManuscriptFormatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Jack Neff; Glenda Tennant Neff
Throughout this easy-to-use guide, dozens of charts, lists, models and sidebars show writers everything they need to know to submit their work correctly and enhance their chances of being published. From screenplays and novels to articles and children's books, writers will find comprehensive, up-to-date information for creating effective query letters, proposals, outlines, synopses and follow-up correspondence.


Opportunities in Writing CareersOpportunities in Writing Careers by Elizabeth Foote-Smith
Offers advice on writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and describes writing careers in newspapers, magazines, television, advertising, and science.


Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to StealToo Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal: How to Have a Great Life as a Freelance Writer by John Clausen
Clausen's friendly, funny style -- a cross between a pep rally, a writer's workshop and stand-up comedy -- will get readers prepared for life as a freelance writer.


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