Write that book already!: The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now
From the foreword by Maya Angelou:
"[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."
"How do I get my book published?"
Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want - your book. From...more
Anytime you do something for the first time, you come across aspects of the task that are unfamiliar. This is where books come in handy. "Write that Book Already!" by Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark, is a wonderfully informative book about the business aspect of publishing a book.
It takes you through all the steps and an ...more
program, from the author himself. However, over 2 months later I have not received the book so I am unable to review further until (or if) I receive the book. Unfortunately, part of the request for these giveaways is a review of said book so here is all I get to say.
That being said, I have heard that it is not considered a proper review unless its at least two paragraphs so my rambling...3 weeks ago (just shy of the giveaway be ...more
A How-to book covering the aspects of getting published. There is great information in the book for every new author, whether writing a piece of fiction or non-fiction. This is easy to read and the advice given is easy to follow if one does so diligently.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the market is in constant flux, and much of the advice given may no longer be valid in a couple of years. Possibly even in a year. With that in mind, a new author can still pick up some valua ...more
This is actually one of the better 'how to write' books I've read. I didn't have a lot of faith in it - the humor's a lot forced at parts and it starts out really slow - but it surprised me. It's less focused on craft and much more on the business of writing and selling books. Which I find devoutly fascinating. :) It breaks down the industry to all the moving parts, lets you see and understand what's expected of you as an emergent author, and what ...more
I found this ebook on my Kindle app, which I haven't used in a couple of years. Wh ...more
The book is evenly sprinkled with light humor so reading this guide or overview to publication i ...more
The cover of this title is colorful and smartly designed to attract attention. It also name-drops like crazy. It touts a foreword written by Maya Angelou and claims original insights from the likes of Stephen King, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, and more.
As a cheerleading text, it is a page turner.
There is no magic formula for writing a book, or for getting published. Each day the writer must write. And when it has all been co ...more
I think the very first recommendation nailed it when they called this book a 'Publishing Primer.' Filled with easy-to-understand perspective and practical advice, it's definitely worth a read by anyone who's finished a manuscript and is wondering what the next steps are and should be if they hope to succeed on the lengthy path to publication. Appendix 2 contains a comprehensive overview of the entire process.
While the first five ...more
The writting was very readable and humorous. The Authors (plural not a typo) easy going style and obvious expiriance gives this instructional book a very narrative feel. It read almost like a second person story about someone (YOU) going through the w ...more
I think my favorite part of the interviews with popular authors were where they spoke of their favorite authors and books. They grant each other a great deal of mutual r ...more