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Book Report: Helping Aspiring Authors Help Themselves

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Book Report: Helping Aspiring Authors Help Themselves.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Mark Shaw(Author)

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Book Report: Helping Aspiring Authors Help Themselvesprovides authors the opportunity to become educated about thepublishing process and alternative publishing methods. A Books ForLife Foundation publication, Book Report outlines ten logical stepsthat maximize the opportunity to become a published author.

"Mark Shaw tells it like it is, straight and to the point." -- Jodee Blanco, Author, The Complete Guide To Book Publicity"Thank you for a wonderfully successful seminar based on Book Report. I received only positive feedback." -- Todd Watson, Director, Writer's Center of Indiana

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  • PDF | 136 pages
  • Mark Shaw(Author)
  • Six Dogs Book Company (July 2002)
  • English
  • 9
  • Politics & Social Sciences

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  • By Beth Crawford on August 16, 2002

    Having trekked through the publishing world for 12 years myself, I've read plenty of books claiming to help writers. But Mark Shaw's Book Report has the nuts and bolts of writing and publishing in simple, easy-to-follow text. He covers situations from the traditional publishing avenues to self-publishing and those in between. Mark's humble anecdotes of his own struggles help the reader understand there will be times when the battle appears to be all uphill- with an avalanche bearing down on you! But Mark provides the light at the end of the tunnel. The 'rescue' Saint Bernard on the cover is the best representation of his book- especially when the avalance of doubt and confusion looms large above you. And if you write, inevitably, it will. Save yourself! Get this book!

  • By Rebecca A. Cafouros on August 15, 2002

    Mr. Shaw hits the jackpot with his latest endeavor. Written for those with little literary "savvy", this book tells it like it is in easy to read, simple language. This is a perfect beginner primer for those who aspire to publish that book they were always going to write but could never get around to. In 10 simple steps, Shaw leads the reader through the process of getting the words from your brain into a bound volume for the world to enjoy. This is a must read for anyone who has ever wanted to discover just how to go about getting a book published. It's "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Publishing World But Didn't Think To Ask". If you long to write and need to know where and how to start, this is the book for you!

  • By Andrew Robinson on February 12, 2003

    This book has been very helpful to me in preparing a proposal for potential agents. The ten points to help write a manuscript were also useful, however I already knew most of them. It's REAL strength was in outlining and detailing the process for writing, fine tuning and submitting a proposal, and tips on HOW to present it to agents. It isn't enough to write the next great American novel - if you can't get an agent to look at it on the strength of your outline and synopsis it's just going to gather dust on a shelf. That is the true worth of this book, it was more helpful to me in preparing and sending my proposal than any other publication or person before or since.

  • By Michelle Deen on April 16, 2003

    Book Report is a very useful guide that I turned to again and again while crafting my book proposal. I was impressed by the author's ability to not only cover the nuts and bolts of writing a proposal, but also to succinctly convey what makes a quality proposal. Particularly useful were the parenthetical tips the author inserted throughout samples in the appendix. With Mark Shaw's style and ability to anticipate writers' questions and omissions, I felt like I had a mentor by my side leading me through what had been a daunting process.

  • By Gary Wollenhaupt on February 5, 2003

    I've read most of the how-to books and magazines over the past 15 years, and this is the only one to inspire me to stop reading and start writing.The book lays out 10 basic rules for success, and helps new writers understand they are about to embark on an endeavor that's as much about the publishing business as it is creativity.Is it useful? Let me say this: It's right next to my keyboard as I'm developing my new novel proposal.

  • By Joanne Rozzi on August 18, 2002

    Book Report is a well written concise outline of Shaw's 10 golden rules to successful publishing. I am much more knowledgeable about the legalities of the industry after reading Book Report. I feel inspired, encouraged and confident enough to put pen to paper and tackle that road to successful publication.

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