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Getting your book published for dummies

Author: Sarah Parsons Zackheim; Adrian Zackheim
Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, ©2000.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Parsons Zackheim; Adrian Zackheim
ISBN: 0764552570 9780764552571
OCLC Number: 44730672
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Getting started --
The idea, it's the heart of your book --
Evaluating your idea --
Refining your idea: the realities of writing --
Categorically speaking --
Part II: Knocking on the publisher's door --
How a book gets bought --
The right submission strategy for you approaching a publisher --
Part III: Preparing the package: book proposals and query letters that sell --
Query letters that get attention --
Preparing submission materials that sell --
Taking it public: a strategic approach to placing your book --
Battle-tested submission tactics --
How to choose a publisher --
Acting as your own agent --
Going the agent route --
Publishing outside of the box --
Part V: Home at last! negotiation and contract --
The offer --
The negotiation --
The contract --
Part VI: After the deal is done --
Know the players --
Creating the actual book --
Selling your book --
Publication and beyond --
Part VII: The part of tens --
Ten excuses publishers give for turning down book proposals --
Ten clauses to watch in your contract --
Ten common errors in dealing with an agent and/or editor --
Ten top-selling books of all time.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Sarah Parsons Zackheim, with Adrian Zackheim ; foreword by Nelson DeMille.
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