Publishing Confidential by Paul B. Brown
The Insider's Guide to What It Really Takes to Land a Nonfiction Book Deal

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Any number of books explain ""how to write a book,"" but getting a book published is the hard part. Aside from talent, writers need a strategy for distinguishing their efforts from countless others. (No, don’t use pink paper.) Paul B. Brown has been an author on a dozen books with sales totaling more than 2 million copies. So you could say he knows what it takes. In Getting Published, Brown offers a straightforward approach to test-marketing book ideas, creating strong proposals, reaching the right editors and agent, and more. Equally important, he provides inside tips for how to become an integral part of the publisher’s marketing and sales efforts. The book also gives pointers on nontraditional arrangements such as self- and subsidy-based publishing. The book’s many valuable tools include sample contract language, a fully annotated book proposal, and exercises to help authors identify what they may be doing right and wrong. With abundant humor and unparalleled insight, Brown debunks the myths and misconceptions in favor of trustworthy and effective advice.

About Paul B. Brown

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Paul R. Brown, Ph.D., CPA is Professor of Accounting and Executive Director, TRIUM Global Executive MBA at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Texas, Austin and has served on the faculties of the Yale School of Organization and Management and INSEAD. He is the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Financial Statement Analysis. The journal is published by Institutional Investor with the objective of enhancing the understanding and interpretation of firm's activities in the context of financial statements. Professor Brown has published extensively in both The Journal of Financial Statement Analysis and a wide range of other academic and professional publications. Recent research has examined regulatory issues related to auditor independence, and the importance of industry-specific factors when assessing firms in the biotechnology and high technology industries. Prior to entering academe, he worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co., and as a staff member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Professor Brown is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association. Alison Davis (Glen Rock, NJ) is the cofounder and CEO of Davis & Company, a leader in employee communication consulting. Her clients include Aetna, Dow Corning, Georgia-Pacific, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Wells Fargo, and Wyeth.
Published March 1, 2004 by AMACOM. 192 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult. Non-fiction

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