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Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Publishers buy new book ideas every week.Why not yours?

Whether your book consists of a few notes on the back of a napkin or a completed manuscript, Susan Page's proven system will make your dream of successful publication come true.A bestselling author and leading consultant to other writers, Susan Page knows the difference between common industry wisdom that doesn't work
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 12th 1997 by Broadway Books
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Dec 11, 2008 Brooke rated it liked it
It would get a better rating if I were published. ha ha.
Dec 23, 2011 Jillian rated it liked it
Recommended to Jillian by: literary agents at the WeHo book fair
Shelves: books-on-writing
A helpful guide but a little outdated. There are better books now that publishing's gone through a major shift.
Cindy Sikkema
May 17, 2016 Cindy Sikkema rated it really liked it
Written for the writer who covets a traditional book deal, which doesn't necessarily describe myself, this book still held several nuggets well worth the time to dig up. Most notably in "Taming The Monsters" where Page discusses the difference between procrastination (and the accompanying flagellation) and 'acedia'--the idea of welcoming and embracing the downtime between creative spurts of action. Revolutionary, if it works, so I'll be giving it a try.
Oct 30, 2007 Wendy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anytone trying to sell a nonfiction book
OK, I'll start with the caveat: This is a how-to book written by a woman who writes relationship books. That said, she KNOWS marketing. This is the best book -- about a bunch that I've read -- about how to write a nonfiction book proposal and how to market your writing. It's very well-organized and cuts right to the chase.
Leslie Monroe
Sep 10, 2012 Leslie Monroe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still had good valid points. I loved the example proposal at the end. Was a good read and informative.
Aug 30, 2012 Beverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book for any writer who is looking to publish a book.
Dave Cullen
Jun 09, 2009 Dave Cullen rated it really liked it
Lots of great advice in here. I learned a lot.
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