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Breaking into Fiction Writing!

Bruce Gehweiler, C. J. Henderson

ISBN 10: 1892669382 / ISBN 13: 9781892669384
Published by Marietta Pub, 2007
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Title: Breaking into Fiction Writing!

Publisher: Marietta Pub

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Good

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"Dune" is considered the greatest science-fiction novel of all time--was turned down by every single NYC publisher until it was finally accepted by a small press. "The Hunt for the Red October--the book that made Tom Clancy a mega-star was rejected by over 30 publishers. Trying to sell anything new, different, personal or original has always been tough. And these days it is only tougher. The sad truth is, talent just isn't enough. You need to learn: an organized system of creating great fiction, tips to increase your productivity as your popularity grows, effective ways to contact editors and publishers to sell your fiction, about writing groups, contests, query letters, pitching books, the ins outs of literary agents, signing contracts, copyright laws, subsidiary rights, and licensing to film studios and gaming companies. This book dispels myths and cuts through the misconceptions about the book business. It teaches you success stategies proven in the real world! Getting published is just the start--to really break into a fiction writing career you need to understand the best ways to increase sales, how to manage your own publicity, how to maximize the Internet to reach millions of readers, get the secrets to creating an exciting website, building a fan base for your fiction by using e-zines, blogs, and podcasting to interact with your readers. This book gives you the knowledge to become a brand name author. Learn how to use book packaging to create more books, and create a constant stream of advances and royalties. Get the most from your efforts by reselling your writing over and over again to multiple publishers! Keep your books in print and selling a lifetime. It's all here from two veteran writers and editors who sell every word they write!

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Bruce Gehweiler is a writer, editor, and publisher of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and non-fiction. As a writer he won the 1992 Dragon*Con Amateur writing contest and placed with an Honorable Mention in The Writers of the Future Contest. Since that launch year, Bruce has sold over thirty short stories to magazines such as "Inhuman" and "Tales of the Talisman" and anthologies such as "Hear Them Roar" and "The Dead Walk Again". He is the co-author with C.J. Henderson of the forthcoming "Where Angels Fear". In 1996 he founded Marietta Publishing and has now published over eighty authors and thirty illustrators in six chapbooks and twenty-three books including; "Mean Cuisine" by Wendy Webb from the forthcoming TV Series "The Beluga Stein Mysteries", and "Renfield" by Lawrence Barker, and "The Occult Detectives of C.J. Henderson". He has edited the anthologies, "New Mythos Legends", "Frontiers of Terror", "Crypto-Critters Volumes I & II", and the forthcoming "Barbarians at the Jumpgate". Since 2005, he has been giving seminars and speeches based on his two non-fiction books including, "Profitable Publishing, How to Start a Home-Based Publishing Business". C.J. Henderson is the creator of the Jack Hagee hardboiled detective series, and the Teddy London supernatural detective series. He has sold over 150 published short stories, scores of comics, some fifty books, and thousands of non-fiction articles. His non-fiction books include "Career Opportunities in the Military" to titles such as "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies" and "Black Sabbath: The Ozzie Osborne Years". In comics he has written scripts for "Batman", "Archie", "The Punisher", "The Munsters", "Kolchak The Night Stalker", "Quantum Leap", and H.P. Lovecraft's Inspector Legrasse among others.

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