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You've Written a Book? Get it Published! You've Written a Book? Get it Published! Presentation Transcript

  • Publishing the First BookHow I Did it
  • www.rajilukkoor.com
  • Phase I
    The Writing Process
  • Register copyright
    The Writing Ascent
    Rewrite
    Professional edit
    Polish
    Review
    Rewrite
    Edit
    Write
  • Step 1
    draft
    Turns out, you actually have to write something to get it published. Phew! Who knew?
  • Step 2
    A
    Better
    draft
    Edit.
  • Step 3
    What!!
    Rewrite.
  • Step 4
    Get your rewrite reviewed by friends & family, writing groups, subject matter experts.
  • Step 5
    A
    Much,
    Much
    Better
    draft
    Polish Your Rewrite.
  • Step 6
    Manuscript
    Get Your Manuscript Professionally Edited.
  • Step 7
    Rewrite.
  • Step 8
    US Copyright Office
    Protect Your Copyright.
  • Step 9
    Get Ready to Pre-publish.
  • www.rajilukkoor.com
  • Phase II
    The Pre-publishing Checklist
  • Part 1
    The Pre-publishing Step Stool
    Organize Data
    Collect Data
    Google Publishers
  • Step 1
    BARNES & NOBLE
    Writing Groups
    Local Library
    Identify RelevantGenre Publishers.
  • Step 2
    Collect Data.
  • Step 3
    Excel 2010
    Organize Data.
  • Step 4
    Yeah!
    I’m the next J.K. Rowling!
    Get Ready to Scribble a Book Proposal.
  • www.rajilukkoor.com
  • Part 2
    The Recipe for a Stellar Book Proposal
  • The Book Proposal Gateway
    Audience
    Competition
    Publicity Plan
    Synopsis
    Author Bio
    Objective
    Manu TOC
    Proposal TOC
    Manu Overview
    Title Page
    Sample Chapters
    Cover Letter
    Proofread Proposal
  • Step 1
    Dear Publisher,
    550 Wallaby Way
    Sydney
    ………………
    ------
    Write a Cover Letter.
  • Step 2
    A Book Proposal
    A Book Proposal
    A Book Proposal
    Title of Book
    Subtitle of Book
    Date
    Author Name, Address & Contact #
    Design a Title Page.
  • Step 3
    A Book Proposal
    Proposal Overview
    Blah……………………1
    Blee…………………..10
    Bloo…………………..13
    Bling………………….17
    Include a Proposal TOC.
  • Step 4
    A Book Proposal
    Objective:
    To unseat J. K. Rowling as the reigning queen of fiction…
    Write an Objective.
  • Step 5
    A Book Proposal
    Overview:
    The best children’s fiction book ever…
    Write a Synopsis for Your Work.
  • Step 6
    A Book Proposal
    Competitive Works:
    Hogwarts students fly on brooms; students in my school fly on laser beams.
    Compare and Contrast Competitive Works.
  • Step 7
    A Book Proposal
    Audience:
    Tarot Card Readers, Muggles, Psychics, David Copperfield, and Donald Trump
    Describe Who Your Audience is.
  • Step 8
    A Book Proposal
    Publicity Plan:
    Release book, alphabet by alphabet, from Trump tower in Atlantic City using David Copperfield’s black magic.
    Describe Your Publicity Plan.
  • Step 9
    A Book Proposal
    Author Bio:
    Daughter of Professor Dumbledore and J. K. Rowling; born and raised at Hogwarts…
    Craft an Author Profile.
  • Step 10
    A Book Proposal
    Manuscript TOC:
    Chp 1: Working on it
    Chp 2: Thinking about it
    Chp 3: Still in concept phase
    Chp 4: No idea whatsoever
    Chp 5: ??
    Include the Manuscript TOC.
  • Step 11
    A Book Proposal
    Chapter-by-chapter Outline:
    Chp 1: Well, it was a dark and stormy night…
    Chp 2: The storm has calmed, but it’s still dark.
    Chp 3: Hmm…
    Provide a Chapter-by-chapter Overview of Your Manuscript.
  • Step 12
    A Book Proposal
    Sample Chapters:
    ----------------------------------
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    ``````````````````````````````````
    ****************************
    ‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’’
    +++++++++++
    ………….
    Choose Sample Chapters.
  • Step 13
    A Book Proposal
    Proofread:
    To bee or knot to bee…
    Proofread.
  • Step 14
    Please, somebody publish my book!
    Start Contacting Publishers.
  • www.rajilukkoor.com