Over 75 per cent of the people in the United States feel they have a book in them, and they may just be right! ""You Can Write and Publish a Book: Essential Information on How to Get Your Book Published"" details the exact steps that you will need to take you from choosing a topic to the published book. Included is a fun Self-Assessment Quiz that contains 89 questions which allows you to gauge your chances of becoming a published author. ""You Can Write and Publish a Book"" gives detailed information on: creating a proposal; finding an agent; finding a publisher; writing the manuscript; and, marketing the book. It is guaranteed to motivate and inspire you to get started on the road to publishing today. Written by a book professional with 20 years of experience on hundreds of publishing projects, ""You Can Write and Publish a Book"" will help you decide which type of publisher is right for you: a big corporation, a smaller specialized publisher, or self-publishing. It gives the secrets on: what you need to know when signing a contract, creating a winning title, and how to find the time to do it all. It includes valuable listings of publishing resources and suggested readings you will want to have at your fingertips. Whether you want to have a best-seller or just write as a hobby, ""You Can Write and Publish a Book"" can help you get started today. In fact it will help you plan your second book!
John Bond has 20 years of experience in publishing on hundreds and hundreds of book projects. He has worked as an editor and now serves as vicepresident for a publisher of professional textbooks. Prior to his life in publishing, he worked as a librarian. A lifelong avid reader, he brings to You Can Write and Publish a Book years of insight and information that the reader will find invaluable
SECTION I: You Can Become a Published Author; Chapter 1: Writing a Book is Simpler Than You Think; Chapter 2: Take This Self-Assessment Quiz; Chapter 3: Review Your Results; SECTION II: It is Easy to Get Started; Chapter 4: Examine Your Motives; Chapter 5: Determining the Topic of Your Book; Chapter 6: Coming Up With a Title for Your Book; Chapter 7: Summarize Your Idea in a Few Words; SECTION III: Determine Who Will Publish Your Book; Chapter 8: Choosing a Publisher; Chapter 9: Writing an Enticing Proposal; Chapter 10: Getting Great Endorsements for Your Book; Chapter 11: Finding a Publisher; Chapter 12: Finding an Agent; Chapter 13: Securing a Contract; Chapter 14: You're Going to be Published!; SECTION IV: How to Write the Book; Chapter 15: Creating the Manuscript; Chapter 16: Getting Your Manuscript Reviewed; SECTION V: What Happens During the Book Production Process; Chapter 17: How a Cover is Designed; Chapter 18: How a Manuscript Becomes a Book; SECTION VI: How to Market and Promote Your Book; Chapter 19: Marketing, Distribution, and Publicity; Chapter 20: Selling and Promoting Books; SECTION VII: Additional Tasks if Self-Publishing; Chapter 21: What Self-Publishers Need to Do; SECTION VIII: The End of the Road; Chapter 22: Congratulations!; Chapter 23: Now Do it All Over Again.