Book Magic is indispensable for every writer who aims for publication. Easy to read and practical, it provides all the information and tools you need to understand the publishing industry and increase your chances of getting commercially published or ably manage your own self-publication.
Books are magic! They turn unknown writers into authors and, perhaps, even into household names. But publishing is a complex world, full of insider rules and financial constraints that, if not respected, cause good book ideas to vanish into thin air and writers to question their calling.
how to weave some spells that boost your chances of getting published, in print or electronically
the wizardry surrounding agents, query letters, and phone calls to editors
the crystal ball that interprets trends in the North American market, as well as what's happening in electronic and self-publishing
how to disappear from the dreaded slush pile
the magic bullets called book proposals, synopses, etc.
how Canadian and American publishing scenes differ, and how approachable medium and small publishers really are
how to shape-shift into an author with credentials
the enchantment of holding your first published book in your hand.
Join Julie, the author of 13 books, as she waves her magic wand and takes you ...from inspiration to publication!!™
Joyce Gram, editor and writer, July 2008
This is a great book that will help any writer figure out what to do next to get published. Julie knows, really knows, the publishing world, because she has navigated it herself with her own books and has stayed on top of things so that she can coach others. Book Magic is short and snappy, and tells you what you need to know without overwhelming you with so much detail you just want to give up. It’s a gem. Highly recommended.
Irene Butler, travel writer, September 2008
"Book Magic has everything I need to know about the publishing process in a concise, complete, and easily understood format. In your usual manner of not wasting or mincing words, the book is sized so I was able to read it in an afternoon, and specific sections can quickly be revisited. Thank you for sharing your expertise."