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"If you follow only a third of Jean's advice, you'll have a successful book." --Jeremy Tarcher, Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. "After Jean reworked my first draft, paperback rights sold for $137,000." --Timmen Cermak, M.D., author of A Time to Heal: The Road to Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics Mastering the craft and understanding the mechanics of writing self-help and how-to books is the key to getting publishers to take notice of your work. Now, in the first guide to writing self-help and how-to books, Jean Stine offers an insider's view of this growing genre. Her easy-to-follow program takes you step-by-step through the complete writing process. You'll learn the importance of: Structure and Style Clear, easy-to-understand exercises Creating catchy and compelling titles, subtitles, and chapter headings Using lists, charts, and graphs to maximum effect Checklists and other interactive elements Writing a proposal that sells Negotiating permissions for quotations, photos, and illustrations Preparing your manuscript for presentation to a publisher

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471037392
ISBN-10: 0471037397
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean Marie Stine

JEAN MARIE STINE has edited over 50 self-help titles, including such bestsellers as Women Who Love Too Much, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life. She has held numerous editorial positions, most recently Editor in Chief at Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.

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