Get Known Before The Book Deal: Use Your Personal Strengths To Grow An Author Platform

Writer's Digest Books - There is a more strategic and steady way to lay the groundwork so you can avoid scrambling altogether—and Get Known Before the Book Deal is the only comprehensive book that shows you how. Best of all, you won't need any previous knowledge or experience to get started. Growing a writing career isn't just about landing one book deal and then scrambling like crazy.

Used book in Good Condition. Sell your first book & develop a successful and Sustainable Writing CareerBefore you can land a book deal—before you can even attract the interest of agents and editors—you need to be visible. Everybody can develop a platform, and this book shows you how to do it while you're still writing.

Get Known Before The Book Deal: Use Your Personal Strengths To Grow An Author Platform - This book offers:a step-by-step approach to creating, empowered, growing, and nurturing a platforman economical approach to self-promotion no need to spend thousandsA clear way to uncover your strengths and weaknesses as an authorThe strategies that are essential or not to online promotionA philosophy of authorship that leaves you confident, and equally partnered with agents, and publishers instead of waiting to be discoveredA diverse set of tools and methods for getting known not just web-based tools or ideas for extroverts After you read this book, editors, you'll be able to answer the inevitable question: "What's your platform?" You'll learn the hows and whys of becoming visible and how to cultivate visibility from scratch.

How do you become visible? You develop a platform, or a way of reaching your readers.





Making the Perfect Pitch: How To Catch a Literary Agent's Eye 2nd Ed.

Crispin Books - This essential guidebook gives writers the edge they need in today’s highly competitive market. About the editor katharine sands is a new York literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. Write an attention-grabbing pitch letter. Contributions from top agents at trident media, jane dystel Literary Management, Donald Maass Literary Agency, query letters, and other leading agencies will get new writers on the right track when crafting their pitches, Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency, and proposals.

Katharine sands, a nyc literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Agency, brings together sage advice from more than 40 literary agents representing bestselling and prize-winning authors of fiction and nonfiction. This diverse collection highlights both the commonalities and diverse perspectives of individual literary agents.

Writers will quickly learn to understand the human element involved in the literary profession, while seeing the need to communicate clearly and confidently the core business requirements needed for any book manuscript or proposal that will be successful in the marketplace. Avoid pet peeves of busy agents.

Making the Perfect Pitch: How To Catch a Literary Agent's Eye 2nd Ed. - She has been a popular speaker on writing and publishing topics for Poets & Writers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and for countless writer conferences from New York to Maui. Do read this book, which should teach you pretty much everything you’ll need to know. Booklist. This book will help you: • Identify selling points & hooks.





The Writer's Digest Guide To Query Letters

Writer's Digest Books - You'll learn how to:conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agentshook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buySelect the strongest slant for your book or articleUse research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitableMake your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your projectCommunicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subjectComplete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication.

Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea.

The Writer's Digest Guide To Query Letters - In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. Make that crucial, positive first ImpressionAnyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter.

If your query is weak, unfocused, novel manuscript, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, or uninspired, or nonfiction book proposal.





Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author

Writer's Digest Books - If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform. Writer s Digest Books. In create your writer platform, you'll learn:The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now.

How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. Old school" and "new school" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues. How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents.

Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author - Creating a platform isn't just beneficial--it's essential!In today's world of blogging, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, websites, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, selling more books, practical advice for increasing your visibility, and launching a successful career.





The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

Workman Publishing Company - Now updated for 2015! the best, crowd-funding through kickstarter, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, blogging, self-publishing, with new sections on ebooks, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book.

. Writer s Digest Books. Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent Eckstut and a book doctor Sterry, find the right agent, understand a book contract, this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, and develop marketing and publicity savvy.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully - Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, plus agents, editors, Leonard Lopate, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, Amy Bloom, query letters, including Seth Godin, and an entirely updated resources and publishers directory.





Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules: A Literary Agent’s Guide to Growing Your Audience in 14 Steps

BenBella Books - An author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. How can authors create their unique platform, write a manuscript, and grow their business?In Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules, connect with followers, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience.

From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, promoting, authors will learn how to:• define goals and a unique brand• Employ successful website strategies, content, social presence, success stories, and techniques used by marketing departments at major publishers, and training• Secure positive reviews• Attract viewers efficiently without costFilled with detailed lessons, Build Your Author Platform is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, media authority, examples, and marketing books.

Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules: A Literary Agent’s Guide to Growing Your Audience in 14 Steps - . A great book is no longer enough. Authors who are self-publishing have an even bigger need to build an engaged audience. Social media makes building the writer platform easier than ever, unfortunately, but, most authors struggle to get it right. Writer s Digest Books.





Get a Literary Agent: The Complete Guide to Securing Representation for Your Work

Writer's Digest Books - Filled with practical, straightforward advice and insider tips, Get a Literary Agent is a one-stop resource for writers of both fiction and nonfiction. If you've ever wondered what a literary agent can do for you--and why you need one--this invaluable guide provides the answers. Writer s Digest Books. Writer s Digest Books.

You'll learn how to:research agents and target the best ones for your workNavigate the submission process--from best practices to possible pitfallsCraft a polished query letter and pitch your work effectivelyAssemble a book proposal like a proForm a lasting partnership with your agent You'll also gain the advice of more than 100 literary agents who share their secrets for securing representation.

Get a Literary Agent: The Complete Guide to Securing Representation for Your Work - The ultimate guide to getting a literary Agent!If you dream of scoring the best possible deal with a traditional publisher and seeing your book in print, you need literary representation.





How to Write a Book Proposal: The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published

Writer's Digest Books - Writer s Digest Books. The better your proposal, publisher, the better the editor, and deal you will get. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The essential resource for selling your book   if you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal.

Writer s Digest Books. Inside how to write a book proposal 5th edition, you will find:examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure dealsGuidance from agents, and writersWays to customize your proposalStrategies for proposals in the Digital AgeEffective structures for narrative writersA list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers" This sassy, publishers, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.

How to Write a Book Proposal: The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published - You'll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100, 000-copy best-seller. Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform, and structure your book.





Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

W. W. Norton & Company - Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50, 000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas―and substantial sales.

This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Writer s Digest Books. Filled with trade secrets, thinking like your editor explains:• why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions;• how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work;• how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore;• why the most important chapter is your introduction;• why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction;• why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible.

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published - Whatever the topic, science to philosophy, from history to business, or gender studies, law, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer. Writer s Digest Books.





On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Harper Perennial - On writing well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. Writer s Digest Books. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

Writer s Digest Books. Whether you want to write about people or places, sports, business, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, science and technology, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. HarperCollins Publishers.





Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons for Selling Your Work Guerilla Marketing Press

Morgan James Publishing - Used book in Good Condition. This life range of weapons-practical low-cost and no-cost marketing techniques-will help authors design a powerful strategy for strengthening their proposals, promoting their books, and maximizing their sales. Writer s Digest Books. Writer s Digest Books. Guerrilla marketing for writers is packed with proven insights and advice, it details 100 “Classified secrets” that will help authors sell their work before and after it’s published.

HarperCollins Publishers. Because the battle begins before a book even hits the selves, an author needs every weapon to get ahead of the competition.