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Sell Your Book Like Wildfire

Rob Eager

Writer's Digest Books

c/o F+W Media

4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

9781599634210, $16.99, www.writersdigest.com

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer's Guide to Marketing & Publicity provides first-time authors with a powerful reference to selling a book and comes from a marketing expert who explains how to use the best promotional methods to get a book noticed. From building a brand and securing speaking engagements to creating a fan base using social media to generate excitement, this covers all the basics to selling more books, and is a pick for any author - particularly self-published writers who need more insights on the marketing side of the biz.

2013 Writer's Market

Carol Tice, et.al.

Writer's Digest Books

c/o F+W Media

4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

9781599635934, $27.99, www.writersdigest.com

The 2013 Writer's Market continues to remain the best printed resource available for making the most of one's writing career, identifying sources for publication that range from magazines and book publishers to contests, awards, and more. Introductory chapters provide essays on everything from self-promotion to locating freelance opportunities online, while pages packed with concrete, annually-updated information include such basics as editor names, notes on bylines and payment policies, fiction and nonfiction needs, and more. No general or public lending library should be without this key reference.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Lee Gutkind

Da Capo Press

c/o Perseus Books Group

11 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

9780738215549, $16.00, www.dacapopress.com

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction - from memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything Between provides a comprehensive guide to creative nonfiction and pairs writing exercises and analysis of techniques used by the best writers with excerpt examples from a range of works, tips for getting published, and more. It's a top pick for writers seeking inspiring, practical accounts of how prose can be created, marketed, and more. From ethical questions on turning nonfiction into creative writing to handling the fine line between fact and fiction, this covers common pitfalls and provides concrete approaches to success.

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Title Annotation:'Sell Your Book Like Wildfire,''2013 Writer's Market' and 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up'
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2012
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