From the foreword by Maya Angelou:
"[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream."
"How do I publish a book?"
Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want--your book and how to get published. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing your book, BookPage's Author Enablers are here to assist you every step of the way to get published. And they've brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more.
It's everything you would ever want on how to publish a book--and need--to know about the industry from the inside out.
Sam Barry is a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne as well as an author and musician. Barry offers aspiring writers advice on how to get a book published and more as one half of BookPage's Author Enablers team, and tours the country as a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark has worked "on the inside" of publishing as a media escort and publicist for nearly every major publisher. She's also the other half of the Author Enablers column and the founding member of the Rock Bottom Remainders. Readers are Saying...
"Anytime you do something for the first time you will need guidance. I found this book to be not only enjoyable to read but also full of information on publishing a book. The authors advise aspiring writers on the process of how to get published and what happens after you finish writing in both encouraging and yet realistic ways. I would definitely recommend this book to any yet-unpublished writers." Book Excerpt
We all have stories to tell and important information to share. Whether or not you ever get published, the discipline of putting your words down on paper and improving your writing skills is good for you. Really.
Unlike the order in which most people read books, it happens that we are writing this first chapter last. The reason for this is that we've gone back and forth and back and forth again over the issues of voice and tone. On one hand, we want to present our writing to you in a consistent shared voice, much as we do in our BookPage column. That means taking a lighthearted tone and cracking a few jokes, while imparting useful information about writing and publishing.