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The Author Training Manual [electronic resource]: Develop Marketable Ideas, Craft Books That Sell, Become the Author Publishers Want, Self-Publish Effectively

Nina Amir ; foreword by James Scott Bell
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Blue Ash, OH : Writer's Digest Books, [2014]
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9781599631455 (pbk.), 1599631458 (pbk.)
Summary
Anyone can publish a book, but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need this step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. Amir teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisitions editors and literary agents.
Contents
  • Foreword / by James Scott Bell
  • Introduction
  • Manual. Author attitude: the essential characteristic necessary for publishing success ; How to begin: evaluate yourself and your book for success ; Step #1: Develop an "author attitude" and plan your success ; Step #2: Know what your book is about and why someone would want to read (buy) it) ; Step #3: Analyze how many people really might buy your book ; Step #4: Compare the competition and discover if your idea is unique and necessary ; Step #5: Examine the structure of your book ; Step #6: Decide if your book's content matches your initial vision ; Step #7: Discover ways to brand yourself and earn more money ; Step #8: Weigh whether you are the best person to write this book... now ; Step #9: Gauge if you make a good publishing partner or indie publisher ; The final steps: from aspiring to published author
  • Samples
  • Training exercises.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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