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The Literary Agent's Guide to Getting Published And Making Money from Your Writing [Paperback]

Bill Adler
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March 2000 1892025000 978-1892025005
Book by Adler, Bill

Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Claren Books (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892025000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892025005
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,314,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outwitting Yourself June 27, 2000
Nothing beats the joy of consuming something that tastes good and is good for you. In this case, it's great advice delivered in the same engaging voice that made "Outwitting Squirrels" such fun.
While I don't think there is one perfect book for aspiring writers to read (because you learn best when you read several books on a subject), I did find two things particularly nice about Bill Adler's take on book publishing: His amalgamation of perspectives as a writer, agent, publisher, packager; and, the format of the book, where extensive samples are woven into the chapters instead of held for an appendix. Why "Outwitting Yourself" for this review name? Because, it seems that we potential writers can find 101 reasons (a.k.a. excuses) for not getting on with our writing careers. But, with Adler's advice you will have the road map needed to find your way to a published book... Outwitting your excuses, thereby outwitting yourself. Have Fun and Best Wishes on your journey to publishing success. With Bill Adler's book of course!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
What I really like about this book is that it provides practical, real-world advice. The section of the book with remarks by actual editors is especially helpful. This is the single best book on how to get published that I've ever read. Bill Adler also has a fluid, entertaining writing style that's a pleasure to read.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great book on how to get published! March 23, 2000
Finally, a book that tells you what agents, editors and publishers are looking for. This book doesn't talk down to you, or assume you need writing classes. It's just useful, hands-on information. (And fun to read, too.)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Filled with insider knowledge! March 26, 2000
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Bill Adler Jr has been in the publishing business for twenty years, and is willing to let neophyte authors in on the secrets he knows about getting published. Great stuff in this book, a real inside look at how to become successfully published (and then how to get publicity for your book, too!).
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