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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut
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Feb 02, 2012

it was amazing
Read 3 times. Last read January 1, 2011.

I have a paperback version of this, and it truly is the most indespensible guide to getting published out there. Not a stodgy text. Pretty hilarious, actually.
This is the revised, re-written verion of "Putting Your Passion into Print", encompassing the new world of publishing and the new ways to get it done.
You may not want to hear Eckstut, who is a mega-agent, tell you that you need to give in to social media (Twitter, blogging, etc.) in order to establish a "platform", but she's right.

Eckstut and Sterry have written so well on the subject, all the information laid out in laymans terms. Great index, and useful appendix too. Trade in all of your "Publishing For Dummies" books for this one, written by smart people for smart people. Because you are not a "dummy."

Parenthetically, I cannot wait to see the NEXT edition they need to write once we develop teleportation/telekinetic powers. "Don't vaporize directly into your agents brainoffice without contacting them first via brainmail. Also, NEVER manifest into the bedroom of your agent, as this will no doubt embarrass everyone involved and send your work to the space underneath the slush pile...lastly, under no circumstances should you use a jet-pack as it will make you look like a Luddite. Teleport to the main deck like everyone else..."

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