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Getting Your Book Published for Dummies

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There's never been a better time to be an author. Books like the Harry Potter series create a media phenomenon, with people lining up and camping outside bookstores to purchase newly released titles. Yet book sales overall - not just those of mega-sellers - are on the rise, as more and more people seek knowledge and entertainment through reading. The Library of Congress cu ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 10th 2011 by For Dummies (first published July 17th 2000)
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Eric
Some of the other books in my "Resources for Writers" shelf (The Art of War for Writers and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read) also contain information on publishing and marketing your book, but this one gets special props because it introduced me to the conept of the "Reversion of Rights Clause".

If a publisher lets your book go out of print, the printing and distribution rights revert back to you PROVIDED your contract with them contains t
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Jo Linsdell
Apr 21, 2009 Jo Linsdell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Getting your Book Published for Dummies is an easy to use reference that will guide you through the publishing industry, introducing you to the key roles and breaking down the various stages of a books development from idea to published product.

Sarah Parsons Zackheim worked in book publishing for nearly a decade before becoming a widely published freelance writer. Adrian Zackheim is Associate Publisher of the General Books Group at HarperCollins Publishers and has also worked as an editor of fic
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Jerome Baladad
Mar 03, 2011 Jerome Baladad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers
I got my copy from the books left by a musician-composer good friend (born and raised in the Midwest) who committed suicide. I didn't really have any initial interest in reading this book and wondered why my friend would have a copy in his collection (he might have thought of writing or publishing a book or two). I was prodded to finally read it, after having kept it for over a year, when I thought there is nothing to lose from reading this. It's really a quick and easy book to read especially f ...more
Lauren
Apr 25, 2016 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, own
Nice and comprehensive (as the title suggests, for dummies), there was a great deal of helpful information regarding publishing. Some of it is outdated (especially with the ease of internet publishing) but I found it interesting nonetheless.
♥MissShellow♥ writer♥
Some very good information.
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