Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World
Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders
By Marcia Meier
(Linden Publishing, Paperback, 9781884995583, 130pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
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A complete review of the modern publishing process, this resource is an ideal companion for aspiring authors who want to understand and break into this ever-changing industry. Featuring advice from a robust roster of literary agents, editors, authors, and insiders-including Random House Editor at Large David Ebershoff, literary agent and former Book of the Month Club Editor in Chief Victoria Skurnick, and New York Times-best selling author Bob Mayer-this guidebook demystifies the entire publishing process and offers some hints on where the publishing industry is headed. Thorough discussions on the difference between fiction and nonfiction publishing, working with an agent, maximizing marketing and promotional opportunities, and getting published in magazines, newspapers, and online make this an essential reference for anyone wanting to plot a course for publishing success.
Marcia Meier is an award-winning journalist and writer and the owner and director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. She is the author of Santa Barbara: Paradise on the Pacific and a former editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Her work has appeared in the Arizona Republic, Central Coast Magazine, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, and Santa Barbara Magazine. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
"As the director of one of the nation's most prestigious writers conferences, Marcia Meier knows what's happening in the book world." Catherine Ryan Hyde, author, Pay It Forward
"Who knows better than Marcia Meier . . . how authors can navigate past the treacherous rocks of publishing despite the current storm?" Jerry Camarillo Dunn Jr., author, My Favorite Place on Earth
"The insights [Meier's] gleaned from the industry's top agents and editors will be invaluable for any writer wondering how to proceed today." Davida Wills Hurwin, author, A Time for Dancing
"Demystifies the entire publishing process and offers hints on where the publishing industry is headed . . . an essential reference for anyone wanting to plot a course for publishing success." Independent Publisher Online
"Accessible, concise road map to the publishing industry . . . invaluable reference for anyone seeking to plot a course for publishing success." Writer