- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764552570
- ISBN-13: 978-0764552571
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In addition, the tone of the book came across as rather belittling. It felt as if the authors truly believed it was being written for "Dummies." I usually donate books I've decided not to keep, but this one went straight into the trash. I just couldn't find it in me to hand a bomb to another human being.
As a final note, dear reader; if you are smart enough to read this review, you are far too smart for "Getting Your Book Published for Dummies."
Suggest cold calling editors which would only make them hate you and think you are a...dummie
Gives publishers' general details of the sort you could look up in the phone book which would be no use to you whatever since you would need to know individual editors names, what they are interested in publishing etc... Most of the publishing houses listed require agents but there are pleanty of publishers who do consider unagented writers who are not listed in this book. I really wish I had bought a different book as this was a complete waste of money.
I am lucky I know enough about writing and publishing to know what a terrible inaccurate picture this book gives.
I don't know whether the author's ideas have been repeated by the many who write on the same subject or whether the information in the book is so generalized that everyone in the industry knows it. In any case, the book brings together in one volume most of the things a writer trying to get published should know. And it does suggest the cause of the difficulty of getting published. That in itself is worth the price of the book.
However, the book is lightweight. One continues to wonder how to get published without having to do the kind of social commingling the author, and so many others, recommends.
The book was published in 2000. It has not to my knowledge been updated. So, some of the information is out of date. As the author notes: "editors move around a lot."