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More Publishing Resources

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Welcome to the Getting Published Book Club!

This is your home for learning the ins and outs of the publishing business. We have selected a few core books that we think every writer who is serious about getting published would benefit from.


The Getting Published Library includes:

Book Cover Image: Title: Page after Page, Author:  Heather Sellers Buy It Page After Page - Heather Sellers
Ninety percent of beginning writers stop practicing their craft before they have a chance to discover their talents. This essential and encouraging guide: Helps readers build a writing life, one that will help them continue to write without giving up; Approaches the writing life without using new age and self-help techniques, so writers from all walks of life will benefit from the advice; Provides engaging exercises to help readers shape their writing life and achieve their goals. Written by an author with more than twenty years of teaching and writing experience, Page After Page helps writers keep writing, page after page, day after day.

Book Cover Image: Title: A Writer’s Reference, Author: Diana Hacker Buy It A Writer’s Reference - Diana Hacker
Now the most widely adopted English handbook on the market, A Writer's Reference literally revolutionized the handbook genre in its first edition. Since then, teachers of writing have continued to choose A Writer's Reference for one reason: It works. This new edition provides more help with academic writing, works better for a wider range of multilingual students, and is available with flexible content to fit the needs of any student.

Book Cover Image: Title: The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book, Author: Susan Page Buy It The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book - Susan Page
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.

Book Cover Image: Title: Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words, Author: Joe Vitale Buy It Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words - Joe Vitale
"I am a huge fan of Vitale and his books, and Hypnotic Writing (first published more than twenty years ago), is my absolute favorite. Updated with additional text and fresh examples, especially from e-mail writing, Joe's specialty, Hypnotic Writing is the most important book on copywriting (yes, that's really what it is about) to be published in this century. Read it. It will make you a better copywriter, period." —Bob Bly, copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook


Book Cover Image: Title: How to Write a Book Proposal, Author: Michael Larson Buy It How to Write a Book Proposal - Michael Larson
Written by a literary agent who has successfully placed writers' manuscripts with more than 100 publishers, this newly revised book takes you through every step of writing a nonfiction book proposal: test your idea's market potential and effectively relate that idea in your proposal, prepare an introduction that conveys your book's purpose and audience, as it compels the editor to read on, pick the best editors and publishers to pitch your proposal to, create a professional-looking proposal package, and predispose publishers to make you their best offer. You'll also find three complete sample proposals to use as guides, complete self-promotion strategies and a wealth of insider tips that will put your proposal ahead of the competition.

Book Cover Image: Title: Guide To Literary Agents 2007, Author: Joanna Masterson Buy It 2007 Guide To Literary Agents 2007 - Joanna Masterson
For anyone who needs help selling their book or script to a publisher or production company, the 2007 Guide to Literary Agents is an essential reference, sharing the contacts and guidance they need to find representation. With hundreds of US and international listings for agents, publicists, and conferences, this updated guide also includes informational articles on how to navigate the publishing world, from submitting a query to negotiating a contract and beyond.

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The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook, Author: Lloyd Jassin and Steve Schecter Buy It The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook - Lloyd Jassin and Steve Schecter
For anyone who has ever faced the confusing web of copyright and libel laws, this practical, problem-solving guide is a godsend. In clear, jargon-free language, legal experts provide the information and techniques you need to prepare a manuscript or multimedia work for publication. You'll learn how to clear rights for all types of copyrighted materials, including quotations, photographs, fine art, motion picture stills, song lyrics, and more; protect yourself against libel suits; determine if a work is in the public domain; assess if quoting without permission qualifies as fair use; locate rights holders; and negotiate clearances.

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1001 Ways to Market Your Books, Author: John Kremer Buy It 1001 Ways to Market Your Books - John Kremer
1001 Ways to Market Your Books describes more than 1000 ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books – all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other authors and publishers have marketed their books. If you are into book marketing, self-publishing, selling your books, book publishing, book promotion, e-publishing, selling e-books, free publicity, print-on-demand, POD publishing, writing books, internet marketing, online book publishing, website promotions, writing novels, or promoting books — and you want some free information and resources to help you sell books — this guide can help.

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Author 101 - Bestselling Book Publicity, Author: Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spitsman Buy It Author 101: Bestselling Book Publicity - Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spitsman
Two masters of promotion and publicity take readers behind the scenes, showing them how to work with publishers and agents to market their books the best way possible.This comprehensive guide offers advice and insight about every stage of the publishing world. Frishman and Spizman both bring decades of experience and insight to this instructional series; each chapter will offer a different lesson, complete with definitions and a review of the materials, bringing readers through the process one step at a time; Through testimonials and commentary, this book lets authors, agents, and publishers alike show you the things you should and shouldn't do in promoting your book.

The conversation is yours to grow, so enjoy the book club!

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Re: More Publishing Resources

ok this books will help me polish my story and help in other forms.
i will try some of them.
thank you
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Getting my books published has been so easy and they look so professional. I now have the task of publicity. Thanks for the list of books related to publishing resources. If you have more ideas on books explaining how to get the word out about a new book, please let me know.

April Robins

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