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About the Author

A Chicago area resident, Deatri works as an editor. Deatri has worked as an editor for both "Third World Press" (publisher of "The Covenant with Black America: Edited by Tavis Smiley") and Genesis Press Inc., the largest African-American owned publishing house. An avid writer since childhood, Deatri's first novel, "Caught Up," was released in February 2006 by Genesis Press with "Ebony Angel" (Genesis Press) due to hit the shelves in February 2007. Three children, two dogs, and one husband keep her days pretty full. Deatri's idea of a great afternoon is a trip to the bookstore, followed by hours curled up on the sofa with her newly purchased romance, fantasy, or science fiction novel. Her Website is http: //www.deewrites.com.

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  • File Size: 1376 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Hourglass Unlimited; 2 edition (August 6, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GAP21Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214,608 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Deatri King-Bey began in the publishing industry in 2001 as an editor for Third World Press Inc., the oldest African-American owned publishing company in the country. Though she supported the non-fiction and literary mission of Third World Press Inc., she found commercial fiction more to her liking. On the fiction side of developmental editing, she freelanced for several publishing houses 0ver the years and has edited for authors such as L. A. Banks, Beverly Jenkins and a host of others. Deatri is also a women's fiction and romance author. In 2008, her title Whisper Something Sweet won the Emma Award for Best Steamy Romance of the Year. Deatri also writes dangerously sexy suspense with Curtis L. Alcutt under the pseudonym L. L. Reaper. Their first installment of the Black Widow and the Sandman series is available.

Deatri is currently the Chair of the Romance Slam Jam Organization, the place for readers and authors of Black romance to meet, is writing, editing, conducting workshops and whatever else she can get into.

On a personal note, Deatri fell in love with and married her hero while they were in the military together. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chicago State University and raised three fantastic daughters who have given her three fantastic grandchildren. Currently, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband of twenty-four years.

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Become A Successful Author is a literary bible. Award-winning author and freelance editor, Deatri King-Bey, has assembled information for authors that is the literary equivalent of a blueprint—a blueprint for success. Whether traditional or self-published (or a combination thereof), authors need to have the same knowledge. What is branding? What are the different types of editing? What is Point Of View (POV)? How do I write a query letter? How do I submit an eBook? This book covers it all—and more! It even references supplementary resources for those who may need additional guidance.

Authors should vet which publishing option(s) work best for them. If you’re looking for a trade secret for instant success, don’t buy this book. As King-Bey asserts, “There is no deep, dark secret to becoming a successful author. The key is creating a high-quality brand that readers can’t get enough of.” If you’re looking for a resource guide you can refer to time and time again, this book should be in your library. Become A Successful Author is a must-have for authors serious about the business of publishing.
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I'm always looking for something to help me move along with my writing/publishing journey. I stumbled upon the "Become a Successful Author" blog and after reading a little information decided to purchase the book. This is definitely one to grow on. The book was easy to follow and the author even had some fun with it by giving you a little chuckle every now and then.

The author gave some helpful writing, editing and publishing tips and information that writers, especially those who are new to the world of publishing, can use. The author also included other helpful resources to use which included web link information along with a couple of guest writers in the book who provided some great tips for self publishing and book promotion. I read the book from beginning to end and really appreciated the information. This is definitely one I will keep handy for a reference tool to reach for as I move on.
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A fantastic book! A must have for every writer, published or not.

I am the author of six published print books and have since had the publication rights revert back to me. I wanted to digitally publish them myself, but had no idea how to go about it. I consulted an author friend who has published over 30 books, and she recommended this book, Become a Successful Author. She couldn't have given me any better advice! King-Bey's book is like having an experienced expert holds your hand every step of the way! There wasn't a single question about digital publishing that this book didn't answer and answer in depth. As a result I have now published two eBooks from my backlist, and will soon digitally publish the rest.

Although I was already a published author and mostly interested in the digital publishing information, the book gives a multitude of great advice and guidance for the unpublished author as well. The book is such a complete reference for writing for publication that I now recommend it to every aspiring writer who asks me about becoming published.

As an extra plus, King-Bey's writing style is witty and humorous, making what might otherwise be difficult to digest technical information a pleasure--even fun--to read.

King-Bey has written a book that is a virtual curriculum in becoming (and staying) published.
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Being as I have taken courses for two years in self guide publishing courses, I have to say if there was ever away that I could have been taught with simplicity it would be learning from this book. Author Deatri King-Bey basically gets to the meat of becoming a successful author while making learning both interesting and fun.

If you want to know what successful authors do and how it's done, it is imperative that you get your copy of this awesome guide today and your well on your way to becoming a successful author.

Author TyLeishia Douglass aka "JDNM"
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was packed with information but I was never bored reading it. I am new to the industry and I have already made many mistakes, but I feel if I had taken the time to read this book first I wouldn't have made them. It is imperative that a new writer learn the very complicated processes of being a publish author. I think with this book you will give anyone aspiring to write the information needed to not only be a published author but also a successful one! Thanks for a great read.
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Deatri has given fool-proof- signs- flashing- no- tricks way to Become A Successful Author. I have this downloaded to my Kindle. If you could see it, you would see yellow highlights on nearly every page. Having written my first novel in 2010, I can honestly say, I wish I had this book to help me on my journey. Nonetheless, I have it now and will keep it for the remainder of my writing career.
Thanks Deatri!!

~~Author Ebony Nicole Smith~~
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