Writing and Publishing Your Book: A Guide for Experts in Every Field, 1st Edition

  • Melody Herr
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858764
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858765
  • DDC: 808.0223
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 138 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book is the next-best-thing to a personal writing coach. Drawing upon her own extensive experience as an author and publisher, Melody Herr guides the reader through every step of the writing and publishing process: constructing a table of contents, preparing a proposal, finding a publisher, negotiating a contract, drafting the manuscript, and marketing the finished product. Throughout, she offers proven strategies for producing a book that highlights its author's authoritative knowledge and writing skills.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Introducing the Expert.
1: Developing Your Project: The Criteria for a Book.
2: Designing Your Book: The Initial Structure.
3: Writing Your Proposal: The Expert’s Portfolio.
4: Investigating Your Publishing Options: The Search for a Partner.
5: Launching Your Charm Offensive: Proposal Submission and Peer Review.
6: Understanding Your Publishing Contract: The Author–Publisher Partnership.
7: Drafting Your Manuscript: Performance and Presentation.
8: Presenting Your Evidence: Quotations, Images, Tables, and Graphs.
9: Preparing Your Final Manuscript: The Components of a Book.
10: Publishing and Marketing Your Book: A Member of the Team.
Conclusion: Giving Back.
About the Author.