Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book

Courtney Maum
Published in 2020
by Catapult

“In addition to giving writers the information they need to feel in control of their publication journey, Before and After the Book Deal is a safe house for the publishing questions many authors are too afraid to ask,” writes author Courtney Maum. Maum tackles practical pre-book deal questions such as “Am I writing the wrong book?,” “How should I submit?,” and “What if everyone says no?,” and post-deal issues including book titles, covers, author photos, sales, reviews, events, and life after the debut. The book also includes advice from over fifty authors and publishing professionals, and offers lists of helpful references and resources. 


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