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Title The business of writing : professional advice on proposals, publishers, contracts, and more for the aspiring writer / edited by Jennifer Lyons ; with a foreword by Oscar Hijuelos.
Imprint New York : Allworth Press, [2012]

Subject Authorship -- Marketing.
Authors and publishers.
Alt Name Lyons, Jennifer.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 283 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Whether you?re unclear on what to expect from your first book deal or just a little puzzled by your editor?s whims, The Business of Writing is the book for you. In it, literary agent and publishing veteran Jennifer Lyons empowers aspiring and experienced writers with everything they need to know about the business of selling books, from publicity to legal and financial aspects of the trade. A senior agent for seventeen years before opening her own literary agency, Lyons has taught numerous courses on the business of writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and has visited both undergraduate and graduate writing programs to share her expert knowledge. This enjoyable guide brings Jennifer?s in-depth tutorials to the broader public, balancing accessible, bulleted information for writers on the critical stages of acquiring and maintaining representation with interviews with professionals in the field. Interviewees include a Harper?s magazine editor, a contracts manager, and other publishing professionals that you can expect to encounter as you advance in your career. Covering everything from how to write the perfect query letter to deconstructing the terminology of a publishing contract, this indispensable handbook to the writer?s trade will give you a thorough introduction to the nuts and bolts of publishing.
Contents Foreword / Oscar Hijuelos -- Introduction / Jennifer Lyons -- Queries and Cover Letters: A Cosmic Approach / Bob Silverstien -- God Forbid ... The Legal Stuff / Paula M. Breen -- Writers: Tax Rules, Rituals-and Reminders! / John Giacchetti -- An Interview with Rose Carrano, Rose Carrano PR -- Personal Branding: Advice for Authors / Fauzia Burke -- To Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal, You May Need to Include a Little Fiction / Leora Tanenbaum -- Reverse Engineering: One Writer's Path / Liza Monroy -- Real Books / Tonya Bolden -- An Interview / Emily Stokes -- To Reach the Literary Editor / Mark Jay Mirsky -- Some Advice for the First-Time Author / Avi Steinberg -- An Interview / Alane Salierno Mason -- An Interview / Marcela Landres -- An Interview / Jeff Rivera -- With Fiction I Am Looking for Art / Kathy Belden -- Publishing Nonfiction: A Look Behind the Scenes / Ronit Feldman -- An Interview / Erika Goldman -- Children: The Toughest Audience You'll Ever Love (to Write for) / Caitlyn M. Dlouhy -- Children's Picture Books: The Format Changes but the Process Remains the Same / Howard W. Reeves -- Sci-fi/Fantasy, Children's, and Young Adult Books: An Interview / Sharyn November -- A New Chapter / Judy Sternlight -- What are Subsidiary Rights? / Jennifer Thompson -- When a Book Becomes Something Else / Michael Cendejas -- An Interview / Steve Kasdin -- Seeking Visibility in a Mist of Rising Choices / Colette Inez -- Self-Publishing: How it Works, Who It's Right For / Irene Gunther -- Getting Started as a Literary Translator / Jason Grunebaum -- Your First Book-Length Translation Project / Peter Constantine -- The New American Page / Lori Marie Carlson -- Getting from there to Here / Ken Krimstein -- The Accidental Writer / Peter Steiner -- On Writing Smart: Tips and Tidbits / Leslie T. Sharpe -- To MFA or Not to MFA? / Melvin Jules Bukiet -- Acknowledgments -- Afterword -- Resources -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781621532552 (electronic bk.)
1621532550 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 824700600
Additional Format Print version: Business of writing. New York : Allworth Press, ©2012 9781581159172 (DLC) 2012024099 (OCoLC)755704854