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Follow The Wisdom In This Book To Make A Great First Impression

  • Apr 24, 2010
Experienced publishing experts Sharlene Martin and Anthony Flacco pour their wisdom into this book which is clearly targeted to someone they call "the 'considerate writer' one who carefully considers the structure and function of the literary market, including the question of how his or her work will fit in there. Considerate writers are mindful of the position of those who receive their calls, letters, e-mails, and submissions, so that they always express an exemplary standard. Considerate writers are determined to sharpen their skills and improve their game precisely because they have carefully considered the market in which they seek to prevail. That is the path offered to you in this book." (Page 2)

This book is packed with insight about each juncture of selling a commercial nonfiction book into today's marketplace--from crafting a stand-out book proposal to an eye-catching query to proper dealings with an agent to the book contract to scheduling your writing to complete the book on schedule. Whether you've written one book or many books, you can profit from PUBLISH YOUR NONFICTION BOOK. I hope this book becomes a classic and helps many writers.

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I am an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. I have written more than 60 books for traditional publishers and for more than 50 magazines. My blog on The Writing Life has more than 1,100 searchable … more
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"Publish Your Nonfiction Book is a useful, accessible, and timely resource that provides excellent guidance and insider advice for prospective authors. Perhaps most importantly, it demystifies the often mazelike publishing process, making it possible for writers with talent and ambition to get their work into print." -- Jason Prince, VP, Publisher, Sterling Publishing

"Sharlene Martin and Anthony Flacco have used their considerable experience as a successful literary agent and widely published writer respectively to demystify the publishing process for nonfiction books in a way that any writer will find to be informative and enlightening. PUBLISH YOUR NONFICTION BOOK clearly explains the process unlike any other book that I know about. I'll be recommending it to writers that I work with." -- William Shinker, President & Publisher, Gotham and Avery Books

"PUBLISH YOUR NONFICTION BOOK is practical, straight-forward, helpful, and tells the truth about publishing! This is the perfect guide to go from dream to reality on your publishing journey. Highly recommended." -- Joel Fotinos, Publisher, Tarcher/Penguin

"If getting published is your plan, take note of a few things: Mere talent isn't enough. Neither is tenacity. You need tools. In this insiders' guide, Martin and Flacco open up their specialty kit of wrenches, calipers, and pneumatic nail guns. You'll find all you need here to get started with building your literary ...
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ISBN-10: 1582975787
ISBN-13: 978-1582975788
Author: Sharlene Martin
Genre: Publishing
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
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