"This is THE book that every would-be author needs to own. It's full of incredibly practical advice about how to write and sell a book. Write That Book Already! is a gem."
--Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and Innocent
"[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream."
--Maya Angelou, from the Foreword
"I learned more from this wise, witty primer of publishing than from fifteen years in the business. . . . this is the only pen-to-shelf guide you'll ever need." --Jacqueline Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the OceanWrite That Book Already!
is the perfect companion to writer's angst, brimming with wise advice for all scribes, including myself. -- Amy Tan, author of Saving Fish From Drowning
We can only imagine how much more Tolstoy would have accomplished if only he'd had this book. -- Dave Barry, author of I'll Mature When I'm Dead
Stop! Don't write another word until you've read this book! -- Roy Blount Jr., author of Alphabet Juice
If I can't have the Enablers to kick me in the pants every writing day, at least i've got this book! -- Andrew Sean Greeg, author of The Story of a Marriage
I learned more from this wise, witty primer of publishing than from fifteen years in the business. With everything you need to know -- and some things you don't want to -- in one place, this is the only pen-to-shelf guide you'll ever need. -- Jacqueline Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
This is THE book that every would-be author needs to own. It's full of incredibly practical advice about how to write and sell a book -- finding an agent, writing a proposal, dealing with an editor, boosting sales -- and on top of that, it's also probably the funniest thing every written about how to get published. Write That Book Already!
is a gem. -- Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent
and InnocentWrite That Book Already!
is the most informative, interesting, useful, and fun book about the business, art, and craft of book writing since... well, since ever! Terrific writing, business, and human advice by some terrific, experienced, funny, smart writers. Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry, as the Author Enablers, have been the Go-To People for aspiring writers for years, and in this book they elucidate pretty much every aspect of the craft. Appendix III alone, the Glossary of Publishing Terminology, is worth the price of admission. This book is a must-have for every aspiring writer on the planet. Buy and read this book, and -- guaranteed -- you'll come away motivated and prepared to Write That Book Already!
--John Lescroart, author of Treasure Hunt
Sam Barry is the author of How to Play the Harmonica: And Other Life Lessons.
He is a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne as well as an author and musician. Barry offers advice to aspiring writers as one half of BookPage'
s Author Enablers team, and tours the country as a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark is the author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You.
She is the producer of the national radio show West Coast Live
and has worked "on the inside" of publishing as a media escort and publicist for nearly every major publisher. She's also the other half of the Author Enablers column and the founding member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Visit Kathi and Sam at kathiandsam.net.