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""If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book,"" --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.
""After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000,"" --Timmen Cermak, M.D., author of A Time to Heal: "The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics"
Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process. You'll learn the importance of: Structure and Style Clear, easy-to-understand exercises Creating catchy and compelling titles, subtitles, and chapter headings Using lists, charts, and graphs to maximum effect Checklists and other interactive elements Writing a proposal that sells Negotiating permissions for quotations, photos, and illustrations Preparing your manuscript for presentation to a publisher
About the Author :
Jean Stine has contributed to Writing Successful Self- Help and How- To Books as an author.JEAN MARIE STINE has edited over 50 self-help titles, including such bestsellers as "Women Who Love Too Much, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life," She has held numerous editorial positions, most recently Editor in Chief at Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.
|Title:||Writing Successful Self- Help and How- To Books||Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons|
|No. of Pages:||208|