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You should really write a book

Author
Publisher
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Description
290 p. ; 21 cm.
Call #
808.0669 B
Summary
Introduction: More than an interesting story -- Pt. 1. A genre unto itself -- Learning from memoir's history -- Your role as a memoirist -- Pt. 2. Major memoir categories -- Coming-of-age -- Addictions and compulsions -- Transformation stories -- Food and travel -- Religion and spirituality -- Outsider narratives -- Pt. 3. Here's what else you need to know -- Working with a co-author -- Contacting an agent. "The days are long gone when publishing professionals were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it's based on a "good idea" or even because it's well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, agents and editors now look for skilled and creative authors who come with an established audience, too. You Should Really Write a Book is essential reading for those wanting to write commercially viable memoirs in today's vastly changed publishing industry. It is designed as a guide for writers, editors, and marketing professionals. Brooks and Richardson utilize the newest social networking, marketing and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and boosting the chances of attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Created to give writers a competitive advantage, this handy and concise book focuses on six major memoir categories, explains what sells and why, and teaches writers to think like publishers"--
Subjects
ISBN #
9780312609344

 

ID #
1580748

 

Availability

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Central Adult Non-Fiction808.0669 BAdult Trade Paperback0228563454690Due 4-30-2014
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Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  How to conceptualize, sell, and market your memoir even if you don't happen to be a celebrity Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold-conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir-while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions-essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

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