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Editing Made Easy

As the title states, this book is designed to be easy to use for all writers. It offers straightforward, practical guidelines for editing, without getting into the weeds of advanced English grammar. You will find no loftier technical grammatical terms here, such as present perfect progressive, correlative conjunctions, imperative mood or interrogative adjective. However, much of the advice in ...

How To Make Real Money Selling Books, Second Edition

The worldwide book market generates almost $90 billion annually, and more than half of those sales are made in non-bookstore outlets such as discount stores, airport shops, gift stores, supermarkets, and warehouse clubs. How to Make Real Money Selling Books provides a proven strategy for selling books to these enterprises. You will learn about developing a product strategy, conducting test ...

How to Promote Your Book

Whether your book is being commercially released by a major or medium-sized house, through an academic press, a hybrid publisher, or it is being self-published, authors can and do play a crucial role in getting their titles seen, talked about, and sold. And while you may watch dozens of authors pitch their books on TV, in social media, and at events in bookstores, they represent only a fraction ...

How to Publish Your Articles

For every writer who hopes to break into print, getting that first article published is essential. How do you get your story idea looked at, let alone accepted? Where do you start? Now, freelance article writer Shirley Kawa- Jump has written an exceptional book designed to answer all the novice writer’s common questions about getting articles into magazines, journals, newspapers, and ...

How to Publish Your Children’s Book, Second Edition

It is the place where wizards live, forests are enchanted, and things are often not what they seem. It is also the home of editors, agents, marketers, and art directors. It is the world of children’s book publishing. Until the first edition of this book was released, it was one of the most confusing places for hopeful writers to navigate as well. Now, in response to a rapidly changing industry, ...

How to Publish Your Newsletter

How to Publish Your Newsletter is designed to steer editors, entrepreneurs, and volunteers through every phase of the newsletter publishing process—from planning to distribution. It offers practical advice on creating budgets, hiring staff, developing effective layout skills, setting realistic schedules, finding readers, and much more. Whether publishing a print newsletter or an electronic ...

How to Publish Your Nonfiction Book, Second Edition

So, you have a great idea for a nonfiction book, but you don’t know a thing about getting it published. Where do you start? What should you send? Are some book publishers better than others? So many questions—but where do you find the answers? The fact is that most budding writers are in the dark when it comes to the publishing world—as are many published authors. How to Publish Your Nonfiction ...

How to Self-Publish Your Book

A new world has opened to writers who wish to have their words turned into finished books. With technological advances in typesetting, printing, distribution, and sales, self-publishing has become a reality. But while converting your writing into a commercially available title may sound relatively easy—based upon the claims of some companies that offer this service—there are many important ...

Now That's Funny!

There is a feeling of pure delight that comes from laughing out loud while watching a hilarious movie or a TV show. Yet as funny as these lines may be, they are the work of people you will never see. The magic behind any comedy hit begins when an idea is hatched in the mind of a comedy writer and is then put down on paper. And while few of us are privy to this fascinating process, for writers ...

Speaking Scared, Sounding Good

For millions, the idea of public speaking is terrifying--actually ranking ahead of the fear of death. Many books on public speaking promise to turn shy talkers into impressively confident speakers, but Speaking Scared, Sounding Good is different. Written by Dr. Peter Desberg, a practicing psychologist who has taught thousands of people to speak in front of groups, it doesn’t make ridiculous ...