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Getting Your Book Published: Traditional Publishing Options

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Finding a Publisher: The Basics
10 Steps Toward Finding a Publisher - Moira Allen
The Elephant in the Room: Marketing Your Children's Manuscript - Peggy Tibbetts
Enhance Your Publishing IQ - Marilyn Henderson
A Quick Guide to Manuscript Format - Moira Allen

Finding an Agent
Ask an Agent: Four Agents Answer Your Questions - Natalie R. Collins
How to Play the Agent Game - Chris Gavaler
How to Pitch Your Book at a Writing Conference - Cynthia Gallagher
How to Protect Yourself from Questionable Agents - Marg Gilks
The Perfect Pitch: Pitching to Agents at a Writing Conference - Sue Fagalde Lick
What Agents Really Want - Natalie R. Collins

Pitching the Novel
How to Write a Novel Synopsis - Marg Gilks
Writing a Synopsis from the Ground Up - Dee-Ann Latona LeBlanc

Proposing a Nonfiction Book
Cast the Vision for Your Book - W. Terry Whalin
Building a Book from Your Columns or Articles - Mary Emma Allen
Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part I: Finding the Right Publisher - Moira Allen
Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part II: Making Your Pitch - Moira Allen
Selling Your Nonfiction Book, Part III: Check the Competition on Amazon! - Moira Allen
Two Sample Book Proposals

Other Publishing and Business Issues
The Art of Assembling Anthologies - Arlene Uslander and Brenda Warneka
Fine-Tuning Your Author's Note
Mastering the Midlist: How to Thrive as a Non-Bestselling Author - Sean McLachlan

See also...
DIY Publishing: Self-Publishing, Electronic Publishing, Subsidy & Print-on-Demand
Promoting Your Writing & Books: General Tips
Going Live: Public Speaking & Appearances (including booksignings, book fairs)

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Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published

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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript

Get a Literary Agent

Getting Your Book Published For Dummies

How to Write a Book Proposal

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals

Your Novel Proposal: From Creation to Contract


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