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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

This entry is part of 3 in the series The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

David Henry Sterry, of The Book Doctors, is currently touring the country promoting their latest book, “The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published.” Here’s the first in a series of observations they made after researching many authors and their websites.

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The Blog Book Tour

Kevin Smokler’s start up got a write-up in the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt: “When you’re not in the book business you think, of course they’re going to send you around,” she said. Chances are, unless an author is especially high-profile or promising or willing to pony up for expenses, they’re not. Fortunately [...]

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The Itinerants Unplugged

The Itinerants grouse and gossip about making it in the cold (or sometimes steamy) world of travel writing, at the monthly meeting of Bay Area Travel Writers. Among the unvarnished truths they promise to tell: how to critique each others’ work without breaking into catfights where to find inspiration how to think about marketing without [...]

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The Writer’s Website

You wrote your novel, got a six-figure advance, hired a New York publicist and the royalty checks are now pouring through your mailbox. Right? Great, done. Next! Probably not. Writers have to do more and more to promote their own work–even established writers. If you want to sell more of your work, you have to [...]

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San Francisco Writers Workshop

The San Francisco Writer’s Workshop provides a forum for writers in any genre to share their ongoing work and receive useful comments from other writers. The workshop was founded around 1946 and met for many years at the San Francisco Public Library. Since 1997, the Meridian Gallery has generously given space to the workshop for [...]

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