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"Produce, Publish, Publicize" is the map for publishing minefield. Sabrina Sumsion shares practical, real-world publishing knowledge. She shows you how to prepare a manuscript for submission, how to deal with agents, publishers, and bookstores. Most importantly, she shows you how to avoid the big mistakes that can cost you serious money and, just as important, cost you valuable time.
The book is full of useful advice, including how to find the right people to help you, what questions to ask, and what answers to expect. (A good consultant must know what questions to ask as well as knowing the answers.) She's even waded through hundreds of publishing Web sites and lists the ones with the best information.
The thing I like most about the book is the section where she shows you how to publicize your work: how to write a "hook" to attract media attention, how to write an effective query letter, how plan a book signing. She shares solid methodology and even includes checklists. Even non-writers will find some of the publicity methods useful for promoting businesses and events.Read more ›
She starts by grouping authors into three categories: best-seller hopefuls, make-a-buck authors, and writers for posterity (Most experts and thought leaders fall into the middle category, although they probably won't like the term "make a buck"!) Throughout the book, she breaks down her advice into specific points for each of these categories, which is very useful for readers.
The book is in three parts: writing, publishing and publicity. The first section is the shortest, but that doesn't matter because there are plenty of other resources about how to write well.
The other two sections are longer, and very valuable because they do offer advice and insights you won't easily find elsewhere. For example, in the publishing section, Sumsion talks about how to find an agent, how to work with distributors, and how to avoid publishing scams. Similarly, the publicity section is not just about promoting the book yourself (although that is covered in detail as well; it's also about working with a publicist.
All in all, this is an excellent book if you're interested in getting published.
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I loved the this book! The author provided pertinent information, step by step instructions for aspiring authors and websites to visit. Thanks for writing such a helpful book!!Published 9 months ago by Gracie Bowers
This author asks you to join both her email list and her Facebook page, and then gives you an endless strap of tiny images to decipher, in an effort to eliminate robot responses,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by jhwaaser
I now feel as though I am armed with the necessary ammunition to make a fully informed foray. Very wholeheartedly recommended reading.Published on May 11, 2014 by Wendy Kain
I didn't like it too much. I think more of who Abraham Lincoln really was should have been emphasized more.Published on December 26, 2012 by Maria
Lots of good ideas about how to get your ebook out into the marketplace and into the hands of your readers.Published on December 26, 2012 by Jacqueline Harmon Butler
What a great addition to my author's library. Sabrina gives great tips and tricks to make it in today's world of publishing. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Charlie
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