You Should Really Write a Book How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir

ISBN-10: 0312609345

ISBN-13: 9780312609344

Edition: 2012

Authors: Regina Brooks, Brenda Lane Richardson

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The days are long gone when publishing professionals were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it's based on a "good idea" or even because it's well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, agents and editors now look for skilled and creative authors who come with an established audience, too. You Should Really Write a Book is essential reading for those wanting to write commercially viable memoirs in today's vastly changed publishing industry. It is designed as a guide for writers, editors, and marketing professionals. Brooks and Richardson utilize the newest social networking, marketing and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and boosting the chances of attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Created to give writers a competitive advantage, this handy and concise book focuses on six major memoir categories, explains what sells and why, and teaches writers to think like publishers.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: More Than An Interesting Story
A Genre unto Itself
Learning from Memoir's History
Your Role as a Memoirist
Major Memoir Categories
Coming-of-Age Memoirs
Addiction and Compulsion Memoirs
Transformation Memoirs
Travel and Food Memoirs
Religion and Spirituality Memoirs
Outlier Subgenres
Here's What Else You Need to Know
RUs Working with Collaborators
Contacting an Agent
Afterword
Endnotes
Index
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