- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing; First Edition edition (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932279504
- ISBN-13: 978-1932279504
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,686,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Book is Born: 24 Authors Tell All Hardcover – November 1, 2007
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"...a phenomenal tool! The 'science of getting published' section alone is a MUST READ." -- Sheri McConnell, President of the National Association of Women Writers
"A fantastic book for moms wanting to peek inside the real-life experiences of mom authors and how they did it." -- Lesley Spencer Pyle, MSc; Founder & President, HBWM HomeBasedWorkingMoms.com
"...an inspirational book, with some great practical advice and many wonderful stories. I loved reading it, I bet you will too." -- John Kremer, author of "1001 Ways to Market Your Books" and webmaster at BookMarket.com
"...entertaining, insightful and informative-what it takes to write, publish, and promote a book...and live to tell about it!" -- Priscilla Y. Huff, 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women
"...heartfelt and inspirational, also jam-packed with resources and ideas to support all women writers. Highly recommended!" -- Jan B. King, Founder, eWomenPublishingNetwork
"It is about the intricacies of publishing and how to keep the joy in that process." -- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, creator "How To Do It Frugally" series of books for writers
"It's like having the best Lamaze coaches in the world looking over your shoulder as you tap away on your computer." -- Pat Cobe and Ellen Parlapiano co-authors of Mompreneurs(R)
"Packed with tips and helpful advice, not just a "how-to" for publishing, it's a must for any author." -- Penny C. Sansevieri, author of "From Book To Bestseller", "Get Published Today", and 'Red Hot Internet Publicity"
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Mary Lee Moser
I'm one of the original Baby Boomers--totally over the "baby-track" thing. But I learned a lot from the 24 energetic Gen-X'ers who write useful tips for managing effective, low-budget marketing campaigns while handling home and family. Thanks to them I'm working out my own marketing plan for my new memoir, ORDINARY APHRODITE, with a copy of A BOOK IS BORN in hand. This time around, the internet is my baby!
Where was this book six years ago when I started on my book journey? I could relate to so many moms in the book. It is a pleasure working with Nancy and she really cares and wants the best for her authors and books. I am looking forward to the day when "My" Book is Born. I know that Nancy will treat my "baby" like her own.
A definite read!!!!
What was lacking was a book that talked about the love/hate relationship I have with my book, that made me feel part of something bigger and let me know I was not alone in my journey.
I thought other authors knew things, and had confidence in their work 24/7 without fail. I thought I was a freak for not being totally sure of my book and my abilities as a writer.
A Book is Born showed me this process is painful for everyone. It is confusing for everyone. It is scary for everyone.
I cannot express how relieved I felt as I got to the end of the book, my only regret was that I wasn't published by Wyatt-MacKenzie...all the women felt so supported by the publishing house I actually thought I might have made the wrong decision regarding self-publishing.
But even if I did make the wrong decision, it's something that happens to everyone. While I write my next book I'll refer back to A Book is Born early and often to remind me my journey is not a unique one, and that the feelings I have while my book is being born are natural and normal.
Author Nancy Cleary is a pioneer and a visionary who not only provides wonderful insight into the publishing industry, but who has raised the gold standard in women's writing by establishing a coop of writers who just happen to be mothers. It is difficult enough to get a book published these days, but try to get a book on motherhood published, especially when it is written by a mother, and it is even more difficult. Through her own publishing company, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. and the Mom Writers Publishing Cooperative that she created, Cleary has brought mom writers out into the forefront of publishing. Her foresight to bring mom writers together as a team to share their experiences and knowledge as writers is inspiring to mom writers everywhere and pioneering in its vision of moms as intelligent, capable, and thoughtful people who have a lot to give, in addition to raising the next generation.
Reading this book is like having a mocha latte at a corner Starbuck's and getting the scoop on this writing journey from some of the best writers there are!
Thanks, Nancy. What a great read!
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