Funny You Should Ask

Funny You Should Ask

Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Book Publishing Industry

Book - 2019
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There is a certain perception from the outside that the publishing industry is a near insurmountable fortress, with gatekeepers and naysayers manning the turrets looking for any way to fire a flaming arrow at the dreams of an aspiring writer. Funny You Should Ask, based on the popular Writer's Digest column of the same name, assists to deconstruct, inform, and illuminate the path to publication and beyond, all while dispelling the rumor that those in the industry are better than thou. And even though each writer's publishing journey is like a game of PLINKO--you can drop the chip in the same slot every time and get a different result--there are still common constructs and confusions that can be shared and explored together in order to help inform all writers. From understanding the nuts and bolts of a query letter, to learning how to process the soul-searing envy of watching someone else's career flourish, to how to talk to your editor, veteran literary agent Barbara Poelle covers the approach and execution of the common and uncommon bumps along the traditional publishing path.
Publisher: [Cincinnati, OH] : Writer's Digest Books, [2019]
ISBN: 9781440355073
144035507X
Branch Call Number: 808.02 P752
Characteristics: vii, 216 pages ; 22 cm

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