How to Publish Your Novel is like having a friend in the business. It provides the knowledge and strategies needed to get a work of fiction into print. You’ll learn how to locate a literary agent, develop an effective proposal package, and understand contracts. You’ll also discover how to perfect your craft and promote your latest work. An extensive resource section guides you to valuable source books, writers’ groups, websites, and more.
Ken Atchity received his PhD in comparative literature from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Using his multifaceted talents as a writer-mentor-editor producer, the author founded AEI, a highly successful literary management firm specializing in author representation and movie production.
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Part One: The Basics
1. An Introduction
2. Where Does Your Novel Fit In?
3. The Business of Publishing Novels
Part Two: Getting a Novel Published
4. Finding the Right Representative
5. Finding the Right Publisher
6. Preparing the Package
7. Using the Square One System
8. The Deal
9. When It Doesn’t Happen
Part Three: Building a Writing Career
10. From Signing to Publication
11. Perfecting Your Craft
12. Promoting Your Novel