Praise for Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need To Get Published Now
"This is THE book that every would-be author needs to own. It's full of incredibly practical advice about how to write and sell a book -- finding an agent, writing a proposal, dealing with an editor, boosting sales -- and on top of that, it's also probably the funniest thing every written about how to get published. Write That Book Already! is a gem." -- Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and Innocent
"Write That Book Already! is the perfect companion to writer's angst, brimming with wise advice for all scribes, including myself." -- Amy Tan, author of Saving Fish From Drowning
"Write That Book Already! is the most informative, interesting, useful, and fun book about the business, art, and craft of book writing since... well, since ever! Terrific writing, business, and human advice by some terrific, experienced, funny, smart writers. Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry, as the Author Enablers, have been the Go-To People for aspiring writers for years, and in this book they elucidate pretty much every aspect of the craft. Appendix III alone, the Glossary of Publishing Terminology, is worth the price of admission. This book is a must-have for every aspiring writer on the planet. Buy and read this book, and -- guaranteed -- you'll come away motivated and prepared to Write That Book Already!"--John Lescroart, author of Treasure Hunt
"I learned more from this wise, witty primer of publishing than from fifteen years in the business. With everything you need to know -- and some things you don't want to -- in one place, this is the only pen-to-shelf guide you'll ever need." -- Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
"If I can't have the Enablers to kick me in the pants every writing day, at least i've got this book!" -- Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Story of a Marriage
"Stop! Don't write another word until you've read this book!" -- Roy Blount Jr., author of Alphabet Juice
"We can only imagine how much more Tolstoy would have accomplished if only he'd had this book." -- Dave Barry, author of I'll Mature When I'm Dead
From the foreword by Maya Angelou:
"[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream."
"How do I get my book published?"
Good question. Lucky for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want--your book. From transforming an idea into a manuscript to finding an agent to working with an editor to marketing your book, BookPage's Author Enablers are here to assist you every step of the way. And they've brought some backup with original insight from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more.
It's everything you would ever want--and need--to know about the industry from the inside out.
Sam Barry is a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne, author of How To Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons, and a musician. Barry offers advice to aspiring writers as one half of BookPage's Author Enablers team, and tours the country as a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark is the author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You and has worked on the inside of publishing as a media escort and publicist for nearly every major publisher. She's also the other half of the Author Enablers column and the founding member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.