The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal

Looking to publish your book?

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication.

Updated for 2023 and including four new articles, our guide to the book deal is the essential resource for understanding how the publication process works, including:

  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • An overview of book advances
  • The advantages of publishing with a university press
  • How an agent sells your book
  • How to write a nonfiction book proposal
  • When to turn down the deal
  • The challenge of getting blurbs
  • The author's role in book jacket design 
  • Advice from literary agents

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Product Details

  • Price: US$ 4.99
  • Page count: 60
  • Publication date: May 1, 2023
  • File format: PDF (Adobe Reader)