The Street Smart Writer by Jenna Glatzer
Self Defense Against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World

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Aspiring writers learn how to avoid frauds and unsavory deals in this handbook for getting published. The editor of AbsoluteWrite.com and a seasoned publishing attorney share their expertise to help writers spot an honest agent or manager, determine the value of vanity publishing, and avoid getting conned out of hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars when signing a contract. Sections on writing contests teach writers how to determine which contests are useless; other sections offer tips on avoiding costly conferences and shady seminars. A special focus on copyright ensures that writers protect their work from schemers who want to use creativity without paying for it. Appendices include sample publishing, agent, and manager contracts.
 

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\Jenna Glatzer is the editor of AbsoluteWrite.com and the author of 14 books, including Fear Is No Longer My Reality with Jamie Blyth of The Bachelorette, Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer, and Outwitting Writer's Block and Other Problems of the Pen. She is a contributing editor at Writer's Digest and has written for such publications as MSN, Salon.com, Woman's World, and Women's Health & Fitness. She lives on Long Island in New York. Daniel Steven is a publishing, media, and entertainment lawyer and the author of Clinical Trials and Final Remedy. He is the chairman of the Contracts and Grievances Committee of the Mystery Writers of America, Inc. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.
 
Published January 1, 2006 by Nomad Press. 306 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Multi-published author Jenna Glatzer and publishing law attorney Daniel Steven take you into the murky waters of the publishing industry and fill a lifeboat full of safe firsthand instructions and advice about how to avoid being scammed by publishers, agents, and phony contests.

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