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

Author: Susan Rabiner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393340211
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. 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. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.

What Editors Do

Author: Peter Ginna
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022629997X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"[This book] gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children's publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers--and readers--everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor's vital role at each stage of the publishing process--a role that extends far beyond marking up the author's text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing."--

Perfect Bound

Author: Katherine Pickett
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991499123
Format: PDF
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With a balanced treatment of fiction and nonfiction books as well as traditional and indie publishing, Katherine Pickett’s collaborative and down-to-earth approach to the publishing process makes Perfect Bound the ideal reference for new authors. • Determine your route: Assess your strengths and weaknesses to find the publishing path that’s right for you • Build your publishing team: Discover best practices for finding and working with publishing professionals • Learn from the experts: Get inside tips, advice, and real-life stories from the author and 11 Roadside Assistants—publishing professionals and other successful authors ready to help you succeed • Avoid the potholes: Identify and overcome some of the biggest mistakes new authors make, from manuscript to book • Prepare for success: Take steps today to create a high-quality and highly marketable book

2004 Writer s Market Online

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582971902
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors

Die Tochter des Uhrmachers

Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 3641208351
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Birchwood Manor 1862: Der talentierte Edward Radcliffe lädt Künstlerfreunde in sein Landhaus am Ufer der Themse ein. Doch der verheißungsvolle Sommer endet in einer Tragödie – eine Frau verschwindet, eine andere stirbt ... Über hundertfünfzig Jahre später entdeckt Elodie Winslow, eine junge Archivarin aus London, die Sepiafotografie einer atemberaubend schönen Frau und die Zeichnung eines Hauses an einer Flussbiegung. Warum kommt Elodie das Haus so bekannt vor? Und wird die faszinierende Frau auf dem Foto ihr Geheimnis jemals preisgeben?

2005 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Kathryn Brogan
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada

2004 Writer s Market

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582971896
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The standard guide for writers contains thousands of up-to-date entries--including more than one thousand new ones--along with submission information, editorial requirements, interviews with successful writers, thousands of phone and fax numbers, email addresses, and guidance on how much to charge for freelancing. Original. 130,000 first printing.

2007 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Joanna Masterson
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582974323
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada

Opportunities in Writing Careers

Author: Elizabeth Foote-Smith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071458727
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers advice on writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and describes writing careers in newspapers, magazines, television, advertising, and science.