Turning Writers into Published Authors
Courtesy of Beacon Publishing
Book Magic is indispensable for every writer who aims for publication. Easy to read and practical, it provides all the information and tools you need to understand the publishing industry and increase your chances of getting commercially published or ably manage your own self-publication, in print or electronically.
Books are magic! They turn unknown writers into authors and, perhaps, even into household names. But publishing is a complex world, full of insider rules and financial constraints that, if not respected, cause good book ideas to vanish into thin air and writers to question their calling.
Aspiring authors will discover:
- how to weave some spells that boost your chances of getting published
- the wizardry surrounding agents, query letters, and phone calls to editors
- the crystal ball that interprets trends in the North American market, as well as what's happening in electronic and self-publishing
- how to disappear from the dreaded slush pile
- the magic bullets called book proposals, synopses, etc.
- how Canadian and American publishing scenes differ, and how approachable medium and small publishers really are
- how to shape-shift into an author with credentials
- electronic sorcery
- the enchantment of holding your first published book in your hand.
About the Author
A freelance writer since 1971, Julie H. Ferguson is the author of six other books for writers and teachers (Beacon), and three on Canadian naval and church history (Dundurn). She is also a sought-after professional speaker for teachers' pro-d events and student workshops, and instructs for a creative writing program at a community college.
2 copies availableThis book is CLAIMED.
- Paperback: 130 pages
- Publisher: Beacon Publishing; Second edition (August 18, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0973949333
- ISBN-13: 978-0973949339
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