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Writer's Digest University

By Editors of Writer's Digest

Format: Paperback

SKU# Z9805

You'll Love This Book If:

  • Your goal is to get published in any genre
  • You want to start a freelance writing career
  • You're looking to sell your writing
  • You need guidelines for formatting poetry, scripts, short stories, books, or children's writing

If you're looking for the ultimate guide to getting published, writing, or marketing, look no further - Writer's Digest University is here! Over the course of the book's nearly 530 pages, you'll find the information you need to start writing, selling, or publishing your work - no matter what genre!

For your reference, the book is divided into five parts - Getting Started, Formatting & Submitting Your Work, Minding Your Business (Marketing & Promotion), Everything Agents, and Listings.

If you are new to writing or want answers to questions such as how to get published, write a novel, sell a book, publish your poetry, starting a freelance writing career, revise your writing, or explore self-publishing, read part one - Getting Started.

For writers who have mastered the basics of writing and are ready to query an agent, read part two, Formatting & Submitting, where you'll learn how to format and submit your work for any genre. This chapter covers the ins and outs of submitting for poetry, scripts, children's writing (think picture books, magazines, or YA), poetry, articles, novels, fiction and nonfiction books, and short stories.

Interested in starting your own business or looking for ways to increase profits and growth? Read part three — Minding Your Business. It covers topics such as freelance writing for corporations, how to market and promote your writing, the basics of finance for freelance writers, and perhaps the most important tool - what you should charge others for your work.

Whether you're looking for up-to-date market listings of literary agents, writing contests or conferences, this is the ultimate crash course in writing and publishing!

When you buy Writer's Digest University, you'll receive a DVD featuring four recorded live webinars on How Do I Get A Book Published?, How to Land a Literary Agent, How Writers Can Succeed in the Future of Digital Publishing, and Freelance Basics. Plus, you'll receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com and a discount on the Writer's Digest University online course of your choice. Buy Writer's Digest University now!

In This Book You'll Learn:

  • How to get published in any genre
  • How to find an agent
  • Agents and publishers open to unsolicited work
  • Listings of writing contests for all genres and writing conferences

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What Writers Are Saying About Writer's Digest University:

"For someone who is new to the world of publishing, I found this book to really be an essential tool for me. I love that it has chapters on frequently asked questions about writing genres, techniques. It's a great resource!" —Courtney
"I found all I needed to know about magazine writing and more in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to know more about writing and the basics." —Edward

A Word From The Book's Introduction:

This guide attempts to give you the 3 keys to publication:

  • A clear idea of what makes any work suitable for sale
  • How to professionally package and present your work for sale
  • The most appropriate markets open to a sale

If you're completely new to writing and publishing, then take a look at Part I for a general overview of writing techniques and genres. If you already have work that's ready to market, then Part II will help you prepare properly. Parts III and IV go into more advanced information about the business end of publishing, especially once you start making sales. The good news is that many things in the publishing world are a matter of common sense, and politeness and professionalism go a long way toward covering up any amateur mistakes you might make. —Jane Friedman

SKU Z9805
Author/Speaker/Editor Editors of Writer's Digest
File/Trim Size 9.125 x 7
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781599631370
Number Of Pages 528

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Great Source of Info Review by Edward

I found all I needed to know about magazine writing and more in this book. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to know more about writing and the basics.

(Posted on 2/21/2012)

A Must-Have Book! Review by Courtney

For someone who is new to the world of publishing, I found this book to really be an essential tool for me. I love that it has chapters on frequently asked questions about writing genres, techniques. It's a great resource!

(Posted on 2/21/2012)

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