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Putting Your Passion Into Print: Get Your Book Published Successfully! (Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write) Paperback – July 18, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0761131229 ISBN-10: 0761131221 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Series: Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; First Edition edition (July 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761131221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761131229
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Arielle Eckstut is the author of 8 books including The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. She is co-founder of The Book Doctors with her husband David Henry Sterry, a company dedicated to helping writers successfully publish their books. She is also co-founder of the iconic company, LittleMissMatched, which has become a national brand with stores all over the United States including Disneyland, Disney World, and Fifth Avenue in New York City. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey.



David Henry Sterryis the author of Chicken: Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent and Satchel Sez: The Wit, Wisdom, and World of Leroy Satchel Paige. He is also an award-winning actor, media coach, book doctor, poet, playwright, and activist for at-risk youth. They are married, and live in San Rafael, California.

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Customer Reviews

The result is inspirational and encouraging, entertaining and informative.
Rick Beyer
I bought this book thinking I would read only the parts that applied to my book, but I ended up reading it cover-to-cover, taking notes and hi-lighting the whole time.
Roxanna Elden
Bravo to the authors for a comprehsive guide to writing, publishing and marketing your book.
Donna Cutting

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Rick Beyer on September 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a terrific book. It's practical, it's fun to read, and it totally demystifies the publishing process. Want to know where you can find an agent? How to write a book proposal that will make publishers sit up and notice? What pitfalls to avoid? This is the book for you.

One of the writers is an experienced literary agent; both are previously published authors. They know the process inside and out. Then, just to go one better, they asked all the other authors, agents, book editors, and publicists they know to share their success stories and inside tips.

The result is inspirational and encouraging, entertaining and informative. Whether you are just setting out to write a book, or already have several published books under your belt, you will find this an invaluable resource. There is no doubt in my mind that it will become a standard of the industry, sitting right alongside "Writer's Market" and "The Chicago Manual of Style." (And let me tell of you-it's a much better read than either of those books could ever dream of being!)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By bookfan on February 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Looks like the consensus is strong. This book is far and away the best book for authors about getting published and marketing yourself that I've read, and I've read about eight. I was clueless when I first got published and made so many mistakes. Things will be different (and fun) when my second book comes out, and it's all because of "Putting Your Passion Into Print." This book will more than pay for itself in book sales and the amount of time it saves in the effort to get published.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Fattorusso on April 6, 2008
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This book is full of info for almost every aspect of publishing and finding a literary agent. It covers more subjects than any other book I read, but it could go into a little more detail with some of them.If the chapter on proposals and query letters had more examples, it would have been a little more helpful. Their was a lot of information on marketing and publicity. I'm overall very pleased with this book, I learned enough in it to consider it a good purchase, and it will be another one I refer to often.

It is an important part of a writer's personal collection. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get published along with Michael Larsen's "How to Get a Literary Agent", and "Give em What they Want" by Blythe Cameson for good examples of query letters.

These three books are a good start for the fiction writer.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul Carlson on January 29, 2010
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I'm currently writing my first book and so I picked up "Putting Your Passion Into Print" to investigate the possibilities for publishing it. What a shock! After having read it, I no longer have any real desire to publish my book. What I got out of "Putting Your Passion Into Print" is that you, the author, are responsible for everything. Forget about writing! You'll be too busy with a thousand other petty things. And don't expect any help from your publisher.

This book really tells it like it is! Publishing is a cut-throat business, and if you want your book to be successful, you've got to be a tough businessman, a marketing whiz and an executive secretary all rolled into one.

I got the impression from reading this very detailed book--and, believe me, the authors leave no stone unturned--that it is aimed more at people who are looking to make a bundle by writing bestsellers. Idealistic people like me, who are simply slaving away out of "Passion" because they want to share something important with humanity and posterity, should go another route.

Highly recommended for daydreaming, want-to-be authors, if only to scare the hell out them. Thank you so much, Arielle and David, for opening my eyes!

(The book probably deserves 5 stars, but I gave it 4 because after reading through 300 pages of the traditional way of doing things, I was so much looking forward to an equally detailed treatment of "Self-Publishing," which was disappointing in its brevity and repetition of things already said in the previous chapters.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AJH on February 21, 2008
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My brother and I have been working on our first book (Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations) for over a year now -- it goes to print this week -- and PYPIP has been a constant reference and priceless guide. From agents and proposals to writing, editing, publicity, and marketing, this book takes you through the whole process with practical advice and examples that bring the ideas to life. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, cookbooks or poetry, PYPIP is the book for you. I would recommend this book to any aspiring writer. It's worth its weight in gold.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jemiah Jefferson on October 6, 2005
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Most aspiring writers go through at least a couple of books about how to write, how to find an agent, how to get published, and, if they're astute, how to stay that way. I hadn't run across any great, friendly texts that encapsulate the whole process, and I always wanted to have one.

Enter Arielle and David. This star-crossed couple combined their vast knowledge of the industry, both from the side of the aspiring author and the working agent, and developed a handbook that any writer ought to have in their collection, no matter what the level of experience. This is a book that I will continue to reference over the course of my career, as well as enjoying the lively prose and the well-organized structure. This is one of those wonderful books where the table of contents alone is incredibly witty. The combined talents of Sterry and Eckstut, both gifted and ground-breaking writers and veterans of showbiz give all of us who want to not just write, but get published, and hopefully paid for it, a text that is both fun and intensely useful.
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