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The Author's Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book

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For everyone who has ever been told, “You should write a book,” but has no idea how to get started, here is an essential, no-nonsense guide to every step of the writing and publishing process.



In The Author’s Toolkit, veteran writer, editor, and book doctor Mary Embree provides readers with an all-inclusive lesson on what it takes to create, develop, and promote both ficti
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Allworth Press (first published May 1st 2000)
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Sarah Boonstra
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Having never actually written a book, this was a helpful introduction. This isn't a nitty gritty of book writing, but a simple overview of all the processes involved. It was very outdated and glazed over some topics that could have been covered in more detail.
Stacy
Aug 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
This is a slight book that claims it is “a step-by-step guide to writing a book”, however if that is what you are looking for then this is not the book for you. This is a book for someone who have zero knowledge of how a book gets published. This is not a book to help you through the process of writing a book. The second chapter on Researching is full of obvious suggestions like; use the internet, libraries, encyclopedias, almanacs, magazines, dictionaries, etc. So, if you do not realize that th ...more
Beth
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
I didn't think the process of writing a book and seeking publication could have changed that much since this was published. Maybe it hasn't--maybe this book was just never that great to begin with.
It's sorely outdated and shows its age, ranging from talking about how to use a card catalog in the library for research (my childhood library did away with their card catalog around 1995-1996, four or five years before this book was published) to self-publishing digital books on floppy disks. In 2000,
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Tabatha
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tabatha by: Local Library
Shelves: self-help, writing
Though this book may be out of date, it was an alright read and got me a little further to being able to publish my books to come. One think that irked me about this was the constant change of he/she throughout the book. It was not written well in that aspect.
Kate Matson
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I really enjoyed this nonfiction book. It's loaded with info on everything about how to write a book. It even talks about the query letter and publishing. This is a definite read for the future authors.
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