You've Written a Book? Get it Published!


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You've Written a Book? Get it Published!

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