Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide


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About the book

This is a guide I released in 2014 that compiles the best information available at my blog (here at JaneFriedman.com). Whether you’ve finished your manuscript or just have the seeds of a book idea, Publishing 101 shows you how to approach editors and agents with your work, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. Get step-by-step advice on finding and approaching editors and agents; preparing query letters and book proposals; and marketing and promoting your work.


What Editors Do


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About the book

I’m a contributor to this collection, in which Peter Ginna gathers essays from twenty-seven leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children’s publishing, this book makes the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers—and readers—everywhere.

Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide


Buy on Amazon

About the book

This is a guide I released in 2014 that compiles the best information available at my blog (here at JaneFriedman.com). Whether you’ve finished your manuscript or just have the seeds of a book idea, Publishing 101 shows you how to approach editors and agents with your work, while avoiding the common pitfalls of first-time authorship. Get step-by-step advice on finding and approaching editors and agents; preparing query letters and book proposals; and marketing and promoting your work.