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Is There a Book Inside You?: Writing Alone or with a Collaborator Paperback – May 10, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1568600468 ISBN-10: 1568600461 Edition: 5th Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Para Publishing; 5th Edition edition (May 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568600461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568600468
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,133,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The authors use not only text and examples of successful ventures, but a variety of charts and tests to help the reader evaluate self, topic and form, and provide the mechanics of authoring and publishing." - Library Journal "It is intelligently compiled and written and, most important of all, it is responsibly encouraging." - Book Research Quarterly "This book is a useful tool for anyone starting out and a fine reference guide for established writers." - Arizona Authors' Newsletter "Even if you do nothing but read the quotations at the bottom of many of the pages you will receive some entertaining advice and inspiration." - Publishers Digest "If you have never written a book, or if you have written many, this book is a valuable reference. It is a comprehensive little atlas of the book writing process, from choosing a marketable topic, to researching the topic, organizing it, and marketing it." - The Northwest Review of Books "This book is easy to read, full of valuable information that is easy to apply." - Computer Exchange Review "For those of you planning to write that book someday, Is There a Book Inside You? is a must." - Press News Syndicate "The entire book has a practical, fresh, no-nonsense tone and, as always in one of Dan's books, is overflowing with information, including the valuable lists in the appendix." - Marin Self-Publishers News "The book looks at agents and what they can do, the standard publishing houses, vanity publishers, and, of course, just plain doing it yourself. If you want to go the self-publishing route, this book is a valuable tool." -Aviation/Space Writers Association Newsletter "A work that any would-be author needs to read and digest thoroughly. There's no nonsense here, just a head-on, very direct, point-by-point authoritative overview of how a book is written, manufactured and then marketed, using every bit of creative energy possible. Is There a Book Inside You? really tells it like it is, not some fanciful approach, no watered down vague theories or opinions. This book should be required reading for anyone serious about producing a literary project of value. Find this book; it works."- The Coast Book Review Service "Good resource book. You can't go wrong adding any of Poynter's books to your reference library."- Freelance Writer's Report. "A paint-by-the numbers system for writing a book."-Feminist Bookstore News. "It's a down-to-earth "how-to" and a kick in the pants to get you going."- The Whole Earth Catalog "Fresh ideas and innovative approach found nowhere else in other how-to-write books. Well researched and clearly presented."- Great Cookbooks Writing/Reference Give The World a Piece of Your Mind . . . Write Your Book Join the ranks of those who shape our society. Is There a Book Inside You? is your step-by-step plan.

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 Researchers

o Editors

o Peer reviewers

o Clerical support

o Contract writers

o Co-authors

"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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From the Author

DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com The most difficult part of writing a nonfiction book is getting started and the easiest mistake is starting with chapter one. Approached from the beginning, the creation of a book-length manuscript appears to be a long, steep, hard climb. The first secret is to break the project down into easy-to-attack chunks-called chapters in the book writing business and the second is never begin writing with chapter one. Start with the chapter that appears to be the easiest, shortest or most fun-skip around. Many more secrets to book writing are contained in a great new book: Is There a Book Inside You?; A Step-By-Step Plan For Writing Your Book.

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'.


More About the Author

Book Writing and Publishing. (Aviation bio, below).

Dan Poynter is an author of more than 120 books, has been a publisher since 1969 and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

He is an evangelist for books, an ombudsman for authors, an advocate for publishers and the godfather to thousands of successfully-published books.

His seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal and his story has been told in The New York Times. The media come to Dan because he is the leading authority on book publishing.

Dan travels more than 6,000 miles each week to share, inspire and empower writers, publishers and professional speakers through keynotes and seminars.

Some of his books are Writing Nonfiction, The Self-Publishing Manual, The Skydiver's Handbook, The Expert Witness Handbook and The Older Cat.

(AVIATION BIO, BELOW)

Dan shows people how to make a difference while making a living by coaching them on the writing, publishing and promoting of their books.

He has turned thousands of people into successful authors. His mission is to see that people do not die with a book still inside them.

See
http://ParaPublishing.com
http://GlobalEbookAwards.com
http://ParaPromotion.com
Follow me: http://www.Twitter.com/DanPoynter
See me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWl0fnBu7bs


Parachutes, Skydiving, and Aviation.

Dan Poynter is a skydiver, parachute rigger and pilot.
He worked as a parachute designer for years and has all the licenses and rating in skydiving.
He was recently nominated to the Skydiving Hall of Fame.
Dan has written a dozen books on parachutes, hang gliding, and other aviation activities.

See
http://parapub.com/sites/parachute/
http://airtravelhandbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/S-29_NSM_HoF_Induction.pdf
http://AirTravelHandbook.com
http://RTW2D.com



Para Publishing LLC, PO Box 8206, Santa Barbara, CA 93118-8206, USA.
Bus: +1-805-968-7277; Mob: +1-805-448-9009 DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com

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I have read many books on writing this is the first that takes you from start to finish.
Mtherval
Good resource, as are all Dan Poynter's books, if you're looking for a starting point for getting into self publishing.
OnWings Press
I would highly recommend this to anyone who would rather write than drag through unnecessary filler.
Sally Twain

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you don't already have a good reason to want to write a book - and let's face it most book lovers at one time or another fancy themselves as budding authors - this book will help you find one!
It is concise and well-thought out. An enjoyable as well as instructional read.
If you are an intending author, Amazon's powerful search functions will lead you to other similar and complementary books to help build your skills as a writer and improve your knowledge of the publishing industry.
These aspects are both "must knows" if you are truly serious of reaching your goal as a published author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mtherval on February 12, 2010
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I have read many books on writing this is the first that takes you from start to finish. If anyone has ever thought of writing any kind of book, I highly recommend this book. The author takes you lietrally from your first idea, to brainstorming, to editing, how to find help to write to edit, to publishing and even for anything in between. I read this book in two days and I am now re-reading it and taking notes as I go along because I have been thinking about writing for more than 20 years now and every time I tell someone my story, they always said "you should write a book" so now, I have the tools to do that. Thank you. I highly recommend this book to anyone who ever thought of writing. Great investment.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By lisakttn on July 20, 2003
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If you are a writer or think you are a writer, this is a book you should have in your library. It helps jump start the creative processes and lets you know all that you need to know about getting started and what channels to follow.
If you dream of writing... buy this book and follow that dream, after all what do you have to lose?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David & Cathy on June 25, 2010
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Wow! this was an outstanding book! after reading it a few times we imbarked on a new adventure writing our first book! After several months of brain storming we picked a subject and went to work! the result our book titled "A Broken America"
A Broken America

Dan's book was just full of valuable information, anybody that is thinking about trying thier hand at writing a book should really read this amazing book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard R. Blake TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 2, 2012
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"Is There a Book Inside You?" is packed with practical content, guidelines, charts, and illustrations. The authors take you step by step from choosing your topic, doing the research, writing your book, to publishing and marketing your book.

I found the information on collaboration, biographical writing, and publishing options especially helpful. The resource list provides a wealth of information for further reading and study.

"Is There a Book Inside You? How to Successfully Author a Book Alone or Through Collaboration" is an important resource for every beginning writer.
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By silka on March 3, 2014
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It's a good book if you are wanting to write a book & don't know where to start. Some of the info can be update, like computers. If you are reading this then you have a computer & will use it to write a book. This book was written when a laptop wasn't in every home I guess. Just buy it, it's a good book...
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