Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published

ISBN-10: 1582976082

ISBN-13: 9781582976082

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

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This edition, with its insider advice from successful authors and editors, gives readers a professional overview of what it takes to get their work out into the marketplace, get it published, and get paid for it.
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction to the Third Edition
Your Writing Game Plan
The (Brave New) Writer's World
The Magazine Market Up Close
The World of Books
Charting Your Path: Books or Magazines?
Getting Started
From Idea to Market
The Great Idea
To Market
Resources
Get Off Your Butt and Write
Choose to Write
Make Writing a Habit
Your Writing Plan
Researching Your Ideas
Finding the Right Information
The Internet
Libraries
Business and Government Sources
Tips and Tricks for Effective Research
TO Market, TO Market
Before You Write That Query Letter
Building Your Platform: Your Number One Job
Do I Need a Literary Agent?
OK, So How Do I Get One?
Preparing Yourself for a Wall of Rejection
Resources
Selling Your Articles
Avoiding Rejection
Finding Magazine Markets for Your Ideas
Stringing for Newspapers
Crafting a Query Letter
Resources
Sample Queries
Selling Your Nonfiction Book
Finding a Publisher
Make Your Book Competitive
Crafting a Book Query Letter
Crafting a Book Proposal
Resources
Selling Your Fiction
Selling Your Short Stories
Selling Your Novel
Crafting a Fiction Proposal
A Note on Promotion
Resources
Sample Novel Query Letter
Sample Novel Cover Letter
Sample Response to Cover Letter
Sample Short Synopsis
Sample Long Synopsis
Selling Your Script
Write Your Own Calling Card
Form and Format
Finding an Agent
Market the Script on Your Own: Television
Market the Script on Your Own: Film
Making the Pitch
Understand the Business
Resources
Selling TO Corporations
Finding Your Own Opportunities
Advertising and PR
Technical Writing
Catalog Copy
Copyediting and Proofreading
Indexing
Ghostwriting
What About Self-Publishing and Print on Demand?
The Bad Old Days
Are You a Self-Starter?
Oh, the Many Hats You'll Wear
Five Guidelines for Picking a Reputable Self-Publisher
When Publishers Come Calling...Finally
Resources
Building Your Readership
A Crash Course in Marketing and Publicity
What Is Marketing?
What Is Publicity?
Publicizing Your Book
Resources
Websites, Blogs, Podcasts, and Social Networking
Your Website
Blogging
Podcasting
Social Networking
Resources
Fifty Ideas to Get The Word Out about Your Book
Before Your Book Is Published
Learning About the Industry and Getting Known
Using Your Website, Blog, and E-mail
Hacking Through the Amazon Jungle
Radio and Podcasting
When the Book Is Published
Signings and Appearances
Book Clubs
Some Niche Options
Nice Authors Finish First: Working Well with People
Your Writing Business
Contracts, Agents, and The Fine Print
Your Rights
Electronic and Digital Rights
Magazine Contracts
Book Contracts
Agents and Attorneys
Legal Issues
Resources
Finances for Writers
Setting Up Your Business
Records and Accounts
Your Income
Tax Issues for Writers
Saving for the Future
Insurance
Finding A Writing Community
Organizations for Writers
Critique Groups
Is a Writers' Colony Right for You?
Getting the Most out of Writers' Conferences
Money for Nothing: Grants, Fellowships, and Contests
Pricing Guide
Knowing What to Charge
Hourly Rate Calculation
Project Rate Calculation
Keep Track of Time
Negotiating for More
Raising Your Rates
Sample Fees
Resources
Glossary of Publishing Terms
Index
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