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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Getting your Book Published for Dummies

Title: Getting your Book Published for Dummies
Authors: Sarah Parsons Zackheim with Adrian Zackheim
Publisher: Wiley Publising Inc.
ISBN– 0-7645-5257-0
Cost: £14.95


Review:

Getting your Book Published for Dummies is an easy to use reference that will guide you through the publishing industry, introducing you to the key roles and breaking down the various stages of a books development from idea to published product.

Sarah Parsons Zackheim worked in book publishing for nearly a decade before becoming a widely published freelance writer. Adrian Zackheim is Associate Publisher of the General Books Group at HarperCollins Publishers and has also worked as an editor of fiction and non fiction. Their combined experience makes them more than qualified to write this comprehensive guide.

The book is broken down into easy to digest chapters covering; getting started, knocking on the publishers door, preparing the package: Book proposals and query letters that sell, taking it public: A strategic approach to placing your book, Home at last! Negotiation and contract, After the deal is done and the part of tens.

Each section has a humorous cartoon illustrated by Rich Tennant.

Well written and easy to use, Getting your Book Published for Dummies is a reference guide all aspiring authors should have.

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