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Getting Your Book Published For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5257-1
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384 pages
January 2002
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Introduction.

About This Book.

How to Use This Book.

How This Book is Organized.

Part I: Getting Started.

Part II: Knocking on the Publisher's Door.

Part III: Preparing the Package: Book Proposals and Query.

Letters That Sell.

Part IV: Taking it Public: A Strategic Approach to Placing Your Book.

Part V: Home at Last! Negotiation and Contract.

Part VI: After the Deal Is Done.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: The Idea. It's the Heart of Your Book.

Chapter 2: Evaluating Your Idea.

Chapter 3: Refining Your Idea: The Realities of Writing.

Chapter 4: Categorically Speaking.

Part II: Knocking on the Publisher's Door.

Chapter 5: How a Book Gets Bought.

Chapter 6: The Right Submission Strategy for You Approaching a Publisher.

Part III: Preparing the Package: Book Proposals and Query Letters That Sell.

Chapter 7: Query Letters That Get Attention.

Chapter 8: Preparing Submission Materials That Sell.

Part IV: Taking It Public: A Strategic Approach to Placing Your Book.

Chapter 9: Battle-Tested Submission Tactics.

Chapter 10: How to Choose a Publisher.

Chapter 11: Acting as Your Own Agent.

Chapter 12: Going the Agent Route.

Chapter 13: Publishing Outside of the Box.

Part V: Home at Last! Negotiation and Contract.

Chapter 14: The Offer.

Chapter 15: The Negotiation.

Chapter 16: The Contract.

Part VI: After the Deal Is Done.

Chapter 17: Know the Players.

Chapter 18: Creating the Actual Book.

Chapter 19: Selling Your Book.

Chapter 20: Publication and Beyond.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Excuses Publishers Give for Turning Down Book Proposals.

Chapter 22: Ten Clauses to Watch in Your Contract.

Chapter 23: Ten Common Errors in Dealing with an Agent and/or Editor.

Chapter 24: Ten Top-Selling Books of All Time.

Index.

Book Registration Information.
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