- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1605501476
- ISBN-13: 978-1605501475
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,232,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now
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"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 Ocean
Write 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 Innocent
Write 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
About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
While there are hundreds of books which tell you to "write every day and write about what you know" for mentally constipated would-be authors, this one also talks about building a marketing base, acquiring an agent, getting a publisher and what happens after the manuscript becomes an actual object. In other words, "I've been there, done that, bought the tee-shirt and here is what you look for as you follow me down the trail." Your experience may be different, but it is nice to have the advice of someone who has really walked down the path you want to follow.
In short, it's worth the money.
The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now
Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark ©2010
ISBN 978-1-60550-147-5 (p-book)
ISBN 978-1-4495-0710-6 (e-book)
Includes Appendix I :Beloved Books of Famous Author
Appendix II The Life Cycle of a Book
Appendix III Glossary of Publishing Terminology
With wit and clarity, the authors discuss the realities of writing and publishing. They are honest about the difficulties, but also encourage writers to persevere. They know that to be a writer you must read, read, read, learn effective methods and practice, practice, practice.
Known as the Author Enablers, Barry and Kamen explore an editors life, how books are chosen for publication and, marketing and publicity demands. They write about the pros and cons of self publishing and editing as well as other important basic issues.
A particularly helpful book for beginning writers, more experienced authors can also learn new information from Write That BOOK Already.
~The Rebecca Review
Most recent customer reviews
I couldn't put this book down once I started. I read cover to cover and felt I learned a lot of good insider information.
of writing, how to submit fiction and nonfiction, how to write, and
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