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Mastering the Business of Writing

Mastering the Business of Writing
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One of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market, Mastering the Business of Writing is an insider's guide to the business of being a professional writer. All aspects of the publishing industry are explained, both for the aspiring author and the established writer wishing to jumpstart a professional career. This guide includes everything you need to know about publishers, agents, and the track to success.


  • What agents do and how they develop relationships within the publishing industry that can be beneficial to your career.
  • The best way to formulate a book proposal that sells.
  • What publishers are really looking for in a book—and what they aren't.
  • Understanding technicalities of advances, contracts, multibook deals and subsidiary rights.
  • The significance of sales conferences and bookstore chains.
  • Essential manners and protocols for establishing positive relations with your agent, editor, and publisher.
  • Legal issues, copyright, and much, much more....
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