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Writing Successful Self-Help and How-To Books - (Wiley Books for Writers) by Jean Marie Stine

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Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Series Title: Wiley Books for Writers

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Wiley

Author: Jean Marie Stine

Language: English

Street Date: February 1, 1997
TCIN: 77263623
UPC: 9780471037392
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2056

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""If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book."" --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.

""After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000."" --Timmen Cermak, M.D., author of A Time to Heal: "The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics"

Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process. You'll learn the importance of: Structure and Style Clear, easy-to-understand exercises Creating catchy and compelling titles, subtitles, and chapter headings Using lists, charts, and graphs to maximum effect Checklists and other interactive elements Writing a proposal that sells Negotiating permissions for quotations, photos, and illustrations Preparing your manuscript for presentation to a publisher

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