How to Publish Your Novel: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes
John Grisham, Toni Morrison, Danielle Steele, Stephen King, and Anne Rice--all successful novelists whose new books immediately rise to the top of the bestsellers list. Yet there was a time when even they were struggling to sell their first stories. The truth is that getting a first novel in print is no easy task. The roadblocks that face a novice writer are immense, but these obstacles can be surmounted. To help all those budding authors negotiate the difficult road that lies ahead, literary manager Ken Atchity has written How to Publish Your Novel--a guide that provides the knowledge and strategies needed to get a work of fiction into print.
Part One begins with the basics--understanding the world of fiction publishing and how various types of fiction fit in. It also examines writers' motives for getting published. Part Two offers the practical guidance necessary to find a literary representative or publisher. It provides the information required to create an effective plan of action--from deciding whether to be agented or self-represented to developing a proposal package; from selecting a list of potential publishers to understanding a contract. It even tells you what to do when your manuscript doesn't sell. Part Three offers sound advice on choosing a career as a writer. It includes information on perfecting your craft and promoting your talents. In addition, the book provides an extensive resource section containing valuable contacts, writers' groups, websites, and more.
How to Publish Your Novel is like having a friend in the business. Here are all the rules and tools you need to make your dreams of being published come true.
- Publisher: Square One Publishers
- Date available: 01/01/2010
- Publication date: 12/01/2005
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Meet the Author: Ken Atchity
Ken Atchity received his PhD in comparative literature from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. During his academic career, he served as chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Occidental College, was a Distinguished Instructor at the UCLA Writers Program, and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Bologna in Italy. As a best-selling author, Dr. Atchity has written fourteen books, including A Writer's Time and Writing Treatments That Sell. Using his multifaceted talents as a writer-mentor-editor-producer, the author founded AEI, a highly successful literary management firm specializing in author representa...