So You Want to Publish a Book?


Anne Trubek, founder of Belt Publishing, demystifies the publishing process, offering some insider how-to advice for aspiring authors. "A compact, practical manual ... a wealth of information usually only available to insiders.”—The Times Literary Supplement

This slim but insightful guide offers concrete, witty advice and information to authors, prospective authors, and those curious about the publishing industry’s inner workings. The chapters are chock full of important advice and information, including:

  • How advances and royalties really work 
  • The surprising methods that actually move books off the shelves
  • The art of pitching to agents 
  • The differences between Big Five and independent presses
  • The ins and outs of distribution, direct sales, and selling through Amazon.

Written by an industry veteran who’s been on both the writing and publishing side, So You Want to Publish a Book? is a refreshing, no-nonsense, and transparent guide to how books get made and sold.

For readers and writers looking for a straightforward guide for publishing, promoting, and selling their work.

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 Trendsetter

July 28, 2020 | ISBN: 9781948742665 | REFERENCE | PAPERBACK | 5 X 7.25 | 160 PAGES

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