So You Want to Publish a Book
By Anne Trubek
"A compact, practical manual ... a wealth of information usually only available to insiders.”—Irina Dumitrescu, Times Literary Supplement
In So You Want to Publish a Book?, Anne Trubek, founder of Belt Publishing, demystifies the publishing process. This insightful guide offers concrete, witty advice and information to authors, prospective authors, and those curious about the inner workings of the industry. Learn the differences between Big Five and independent presses, and how advances and royalties really work. Discover the surprising methods that actually move books off the shelves. Develop the lingo to make editors swoon, and challenge yourself to find the errors intentionally embedded in the text! Armed with a more transparent understanding of how books are made and sold, readers will be better prepared to publish, promote, and purchase them wisely and successfully.
Anne Trubek is the founder and publisher of Belt Publishing, and writes the popular newsletter “Notes From a Small Press.” She is the author of The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting and A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses, and the editor of Voices from the Rust Belt, The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook, and Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology. She lives in Cleveland.
Praise for So You Want to Publish a Book?
"A wonderfully candid, down-to earth description of how a nonfiction book moves from query letter to point of sale."—Ron Charles, Washington Post Book World
"A breezy, accessible guide to book-lovers of all stripes, from aspiring authors to small presses and production newbies. ... A surprisingly comprehensive (and surprisingly funny) overview of a complicated topic."—Publishing TrendsetterJuly 28, 2020 | ISBN: 9781948742665 | REFERENCE | PAPERBACK | 5 X 7.25 | 160 PAGES