There are only two steps on the path to publishing: You have to begin to write your book, then you have to write a book proposal. Packed full of encouragement and inspiration to get you going and keep you moving, this book guides you through writing your book and putting together a proposal that will help you get your book published. You'll learn how to: listen to the muse in your mind; develop and enhance your manuscript by looking inside your ideas and seeing what your imagination is showing you; do market research to find appropriate publishers or the right literary agent for your book; and understand and negotiate a book contract.
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As a literary agent, I often tell writers: "Write what you know. Write from the heart." Gloria Chadwick embodies these words in her book The Path to Publishing Your Book. She offers powerful, practical advice that every writer, from beginner to seasoned professional, can use in every phase of the publishing process. Rarely have I seen the key elements of writing a book and getting it published so well delineated and explained. It's all here—everything a writer needs from start to finish—with an added higher dimension: an often overlooked appreciation for the passion and spirit that are inherent and necessary components of any successful creative venture. Ms. Chadwick is clearly a pro in the know—and I heartily recommend her book as a unique and indispensable resource for novice and veteran writers alike. Even after a lifetime in this business I know I learned a lot. You will too!
— Bob Silverstein, President, Quicksilver Books, Literary Agents
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