How to Write a Successful BookWriting a successful book
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It examines how to create unique books, how to make a convincing suggestion, how to take the first steps to get a publisher agreement, and how and where to publish. Emphasis is placed on the development of publications concepts, the mechanisms for the composition processes and the disciplines and structures necessary for successful publications.
The moderator of today's webinars, Jack J. Phillips, a PhD, has some unusual authoring skills in a highly specialized area. He has authored or published 125 works, among them McGraw-Hill, John Wiley, AMACOM, Elsevier, Routledge, ASTD Press, SHRM Press, Nicholas Brealey and Berrett-Koehler. They have been published in 38 different tongues and have won several prizes nationally and internationally.
By 2018 Phillips had achieved the noteworthy landmark of 47 book writings or edits with the same publishing house. Along with his PhD wife Patti Phillips, they publish or revise 6 to 8 volumes each year to help their consultancy businesses, but Jack and Patti do not use the writer as a profession in their resumes.
They have also authored over 300 papers for specialist journals, over 25 sections for other titles and over a hundred case histories. You have experience as serial editor for four publishing houses of commercial accounts (Elsevier, John Wiley, ASTD Press and SHRM Press). You' ve produced three of your own eBooks and created an eBook with CrossKnowledge, a Wiley trademark.
Jack's extensive expertise in publication work, which includes the development of novel concepts, efficient authoring, manuscript production and the promotion of literature, is the key to offering professional writer conferences and boot camps. The aim of these one-of-a-kind activities is to help write ers and prospective write. Please email Jack at Jack@roiinstitute.net. for more information.
Where can I create a book suggestion that will sell?
Ever since Viral Loop arrived in bookshops a months ago, I've recorded the Viral Loop Facebook program, which was developed to distribute and support the iPhone applications to advertise the game. My web based promotion plans explain why publishing houses don't sell writers and why reviewing books doesn't play a role anymore. However, one of the questions that the reader keeps asking himself is how to get to a bookstore at all.
Suppose you have an idea suggesting that a readers would pplunk down $25 to the first reading move (after you get an agents, I will add that up in a prospective viral loop chronicle) it is to make a non-fiction suggestion - the more detail the better. Who would you be writing?
They have far greater chances of succeeding in nonfiction than they do in literature. The experienced writer June Cotner says 85% of the 55,000 new books published each year are non-fiction, and 75% of them are from first-time writers. However, remember that it is an artwork to write a sellable text.
that I' m ever gonna be selling a textbook again. Even more incalculable for writers. Every novelist has different views of what a great suggestion is. Here is why you should buy this work. Each ledger should be set in relationship to an already established bestseller. Since virtually every economic journalist says so, you better have the goods.
Tell me how much you' re going to work to get this thing sold. You' re writing for The New Yorker? This will be the work you pledged in the draft. That'?s what the ledger will look like. Have a look at the summary chapters and see why this is a worthwhile work. If my asset sent me a suggestion, I have no clue what will do.
Viral Loop was given to the editorial staff on a Tuesday and on Wednesday the publishing houses offered it. Tragic Indifference was offered by seven publishing houses, but two; my first volume, Spooked, which dealt with industrial intelligence, only had one. For example, five years ago I spend three month and thousand of US dollar to research and write a suggestion for a volume called The Hundredth Man.
This is the tale of Ray Krone, the hundredth individual to be cleared for a felony he did not committed through new ways of conducting it. Krone, a mailman, was indicted for the horrific killing of a Phoenix barkeep. Neither of the molecules of sampled data from the site fit Krone.
Judges noted that Krone declined to expiate and quoted his regret when he gave him the capital punishment. One of his families kept a top lawyer who conducted a re-trial on a forma. Crown spent 10 years behind bars, a sample inmate, until he got a call from his lawyer.
That Crown was the hundredth captive cleared for DNA made it great news. No. Crown was clumsily standing on a temporary platform. I had to start writing about him when I saw what Krone said. In New York, I met him and his wife and daughter for The Exonerated, a play that tells the tales of six virgin men who were discharged from jail after being on sabbatical.
Then Krone was standing in front of the crowd to tell his tale, which was more captivating than anything else in the game. He and his wife and daughter approved full cooperation, and his lawyer sent me tens of pages of court records, forensic records and policing records. Reading the 50-page suggestion, my former operative said: "I can't do this.
If my protagonist was in jail while most of the activity took place outside, with his wife and daughter and lawyer working untiringly to get him out, how could I do that? Whilst Krone was a pleasant person, he was no greater than humanity, and in his own personal judgement editors would be reluctant to afford a work with everyone as its figure.
He argued that the general population would be fed up with the subject until the hundredth man could come out. So I pushed the suggestion to an HarperCollins journalist who said basically the same thing. I was advised to try a True Crime publishing house where an editorial said she was crying when she read the suggestion and congratulated me on how nicely it was inscribed.
Because you think it's a great one, that doesn't mean someone's gonna release it.