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Writer Tells All: Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published

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A witty and candid firsthand account -- for writers by a writer -- on how to write, sell, publish, and promote a book.

This invaluable book is written by a working writer -- not a professor, not a publisher, not an editor, not an agent. Robert Masello is a writer who speaks his mind with absolute candor on everything aspiring book authors need to know. He explains the publi
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 10th 2001 by Holt Paperbacks
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(1) What to look for when selecting an agent;

(2) Understanding how publishers make their money;

(3) Breakdown of your contract with a publisher;

(4) Why you shouldn't write in a cafe;

(5) Average money for a first time novel; and

(6) Marketing yourself in many ways.
Mar 28, 2012 Laini rated it did not like it
Shelves: writing-craft
This book angered me from the get-go. There may have been some invaluable information contained within, but I got a bad taste in my mouth within the first chapter, and never really regained any interest. Evidently, Mr. Masello has a real problem with those of us who work in coffeehouses, and he's arrogant enough to insult people he feels are fake writers to their faces (i.e. those working at Starbucks). According to him, we're only doing it for show, and if we were serious about writing, we'd on ...more
Nicole Lynn Hoefs
May 03, 2015 Nicole Lynn Hoefs rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very informative. He talked new writers through the entire publishing process (for the most part), just like he'd experienced himself firsthand. I did feel like some things were missing, like explaining simultaneous submissions and other valuable tips.
Jul 25, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Writer Tells All reads like whispered advice from a writer friend who’s been there and done that. But there’s no new advice in there, just the same old, packaged in a very readable and accessible format. Mmm. To write a book, you should set a schedule and write. Starbucks is more about being seen, than writing. Published authors should take their promotion in their own hands. Don’t wait for Hollywood to call. I’m starting to think if you’ve read one writing book, you’ve read them all.
Laura Phelps
Dec 01, 2013 Laura Phelps rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing, non-fiction
I've hardly so much as written a first draft, much less set about getting anything published, so I don't know how useful or up to date any of this was, but it was a very enjoyable book, and very motivational.
Feb 15, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
Excellent book all about the business of being a writer.
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Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, TV writer, and the bestselling author of many novels and nonfiction books. His most recent thriller, entitled THE EINSTEIN PROPHECY (47 North), hit the # 1 spot in the Amazon Kindle store. Previous books include BLOOD AND ICE, THE MEDUSA AMULET, and THE ROMANOV CROSS, all published by Bantam/Random House.
He is also the author of two popular studies
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