You will learn:
o How to pick your topic
o How to break the topic down into easy-to-attack projects
o How and where to do research
o A process that make writing (almost) easy
o How to improve your material
o How to manage your writing partnerships
o How to evaluate your publishing options
o How to develop an individualized and workable plan Did you know that few books are the work of only one person? Do you think celebrities have time to write? This book will show you the secrets of breaking into print even if you are not a polished writer. You will learn how and where to find help such as:
o Peer reviewers
o Clerical support
o Contract writers
"Is There a Book Inside You? Introduces the science of management to the art of writing." --Jan Nathan, Executive Director Publisher's Marketing Association "This book is a useful tool for anyone starting out and a fine reference guide for established writers." --Authors' Newsletter "Is There a Book Inside You? is important to every writer. Writing books for others is good exercise; it hones your writing skills and keeps your writing mind active and alert while it buys time for your own writing." --Don Bower, Executive Director National Writer's Club The authors: AUTHORBIO: Dan Poynter is the author of 68 books including the best-selling The Self-Publishing Manual. Mindy Bingham is the author of 14 books; Choices, A Teen Woman's Journal for Self-awareness and Personal Planning has sold over 500,000 copies--so far. Let Dan and Mindy show you how to write your book Writer's Digest
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The authors, Dan Poynter and Mindy Bingham, offer numerous self-evaluation exercises to help would-be authors determine what kind of book to write, they provide a unique paint-by-the-numbers system for writing a book, and go on to describe several options for getting the book published. The book is illuminated with numerous encouraging success stories and their advice is backed-up with famous relevant quotes at the bottom of nearly every page.
Think you need help? Poynter asks: "You don't really think Lee Iacocca had time to write his two best-selling books do you? All authors get help from editors and proofreaders-some work with co-authors, contract writers or even ghostwriters." The authors provide detailed information on finding, hiring, and working with different types of collaborators.
Is There a Book Inside You? is not just for the neophyte writer. Just as accomplished cooks refer back to their recipe books, seasoned authors will enjoy and profit from Is There a Book Inside You?
Fans of Poynter's 73 earlier books, including The Self-Publishing Manual, will not be surprised to find this new volume delivers a great deal of well-researched information, clearly presented. With her background in self-development books and business management, Mindy Bingham brings fresh ideas and an innovated approach to this topic found no where else in books on 'how to write books'.
I have read many books on writing this is the first that takes you from start to finish.
Good resource, as are all Dan Poynter's books, if you're looking for a starting point for getting into self publishing.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who would rather write than drag through unnecessary filler.
Excellent book with updated information on all aspects of writing and publishing. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would rather write than drag through unnecessary... Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by Sally Twain
Good resource, as are all Dan Poynter's books, if you're looking for a starting point for getting into self publishing. Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by OnWings Press
Nice to read. More of a feel-good book than a how-to in my opinion, but I suppose it depends upon what you are looking for. Read morePublished on July 12, 2008 by ACN
I like the data in this book and will definitely use it when I'm ready to write. It is useful.Published on January 24, 2007 by Helping hands Life Improve